A Simple Explanation of Tax Withholding, Tax Returns and Tax Refunds
Taxes are a complicated thing. People still often confuse the various terms that come up when discussing them. As such, here's a simple(ish) explanation of the three most common terms that are confusing. I use the term -ish because taxes are never that simple.
Time in the Market Savings Rate Report – June 2018 – Three Paycheck Months
[This post about three paycheck months may include affiliate links at no cost to you.] I love three paycheck months. The monthly income goes up but expenses stay the same! My company usually has two three paycheck months in a year and June was the first one. That can only mean good things for my savings rate this month. I can spend more in a month like this and still have a great savings rate. One of the trends that continued this month was additional car payments. As mentioned in last month’s update, I’ve been on a 0 debt kick recently. Now, that I’m very close to having my car…
Time in the Market savings rate report – March 2018 – wedding venue costs
[This savings rate report about wedding venue costs may contain affiliate links at no cost to you] Wedding venue costs are on my mind as I look at my March 2018 expenses. We’ve got a wedding coming up in a few months. That’s super exciting but with that come the costs. The 2nd of 3 wedding venue payments was due this month and will be a drag on my savings rate. It’s really crazy how expensive wedding venues in the northeast are these days. They’re expensive enough to require multiple payments! One good thing about that is that it stills the impact of the big cost into more bearable payments. This isn’t…