On this page we present an automatically updating (daily) bitcoin return calculator. Enter any two dates since July of 2010, and we will compute the annual and total returns on money invested in bitcoin between those two dates. We also will automatically adjust the quoted returns for inflation, optionally, if you choose the “Adjust For […]
On this page is a visualization of the sources for tax revenue collected by the IRS between fiscal years 1960-2013 in the United States. All data in the visualization comes from the IRS’s 2013 Data Book. Apologies to our cell phone readers – you should view this on a tablet, laptop, or desktop (or something […]
If you’re looking for a place to put your emergency fund, your search has come to an end: the oft-overlooked Health Savings Account. Today we discuss the idea of the health savings account retirement fund, and explain the IRS rule which makes it all possible. Keeping Something in Reserve A common refrain heard from the […]
“First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the socialists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for me, […]
About a month ago, my colleague Cameron penned an article about the Mortgage Interest Deduction – namely, whether it is a good idea or not. For an itemizing taxpayer in the 25% bracket, he pointed out, “The bank receives 4.0% interest, the homeowner pays 3.0% and the taxpayer is left footing the 1.0% difference.” Right – and the bank ends up pocketing the subsidy.
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