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Investors, Take Note: The Robin Hood Tax Might Be Coming to America

Filed under: Bonds, Securities, Stock Markets, Tax Changes, Tax LawsIn January, 11 European countries moved significantly closer to implementing a financial transaction tax, known informally as a “Robin Hood” tax, which would be levied on stock, bond, …

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Post-Election Pop Quiz: What Were 2012’s Strangest Ballot Propositions?

Filed under: Features, Election 2012While the main event on Tuesday night was the presidential election, many voters also had the opportunity to amend their local or state laws. Some of these changes were major, and will significantly affect the lifest…

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Election Day Roadmap: How the Swing State Results Will Roll in on the Way to 270

Filed under: Election 2012

Well, here we are: Election Day.

After $2 billion in total campaign spending, three presidential debates, hundreds of campaign ads, and thousands of campaign appearances, the presidential race is … wait for it … a t…

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Are Swing States Doing Better at Retirement Savings Than the Rest?

Filed under: Retirement, Economy, Election 2012For one more week, politicians and election followers will focus their attention on voters in swing states that are likely to be the key to victory in the Presidential race. Amid the many questions those v…

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Save a Bundle on Back-to-School with Sales Tax Holidays

Filed under: Taxes, Family Money, Shopping

When times are tough, every penny counts. That’s why shoppers look forward to what has become an annual summer ritual in many states: the chance to avoid sales tax on certain purchases.

Most of the tax h…

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