Archive for Fiscal Policy

Tax Reform 2013 Make Your Opinion Count

tax reformI’m pretty sure that anyone that reads this blog can agree with me on one thing. The tax code as it is written today in the United States is broken. Personally, I think it’s broken beyond repair and is in need of a complete overhaul beyond simple tax reform, but I’ll take?whatever?they can give us. The complexity and built in inequities in our current tax system are so numerous that you could probably dedicate an entire website (or several) to that topic alone without ever repeating yourself in any of your posts. Read more

Money Saving Tips to Survive the Financial Crisis

Money Saving JarThe following is a guest post from guest?contributor?Martha Beck on saving to survive a financial crisis and the benefits of saving money. If you would like to contribute an article to The Wise Dollar, please email me via the contact form.

It is no hidden fact that money makes the world go round. If you are financially strong, you have everything in your favor. You should keep in mind that saving is equally important as earning. People have been saving money since the inception of currency. Although saving is not an easy task, it should be Read more

Are You Ready for An Internet Sales Tax? The Marketplace Fairness Act

Sales Tax Register

Sales Tax RegisterFor those of you that are used to shopping online, get ready. You may soon be paying sales tax for your online purchases.?The Marketplace Fairness Act?looks like it will be passed in the Senate next week. There are also signs pointing towards it passing in Congress as well. If it all goes that way that, which it looks like it will, you’ll be paying a sales tax on your online purchases soon. That is of course if?you live in a state that collects sales tax. Read more

Sequestration ? The Can Gets Kicked Down the Road – Again

Sequestration - We The Sheeple
Sequestration - We The Sheeple

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The U.S. Government?hasn’t?just kicked the can down the road;?they’ve?punted it into the next county! So if you?re concerned about the government shutting down, you no longer have to worry about that, at least not until September. ?On March 26th, President Obama signed legislation that funds the Government through September 30th of 2013. Yep, that?s correct they gave the budget a good hard punt, putting off the necessity of actually creating and passing one for another five months. Please take note that this is NOT a budget, this law simply allows the government to keep spending money until September. Read more

Sequestration – Let it Come – Here’s Why

Sequestration Vault

Sequestration VaultBased on the dire warnings from our leaders in the U.S. government, you would think the end of the world is at hand. Maybe it is, for them! I started this as an informative post but quickly realized that it was as much a rant as anything else. My rant is NOT because there will most likely be a sequestration. It’s more about what the leadership is telling the citizens of the U.S. Read more