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The Postcard-Sized Tax Form Promised by the GOP Isn’t Really the Size of a Postcard

The New York Times got its hands on a draft of the new postcard-sized standard 1040 form Republicans have long dreamt of, but it’s not exactly the tax code simplification that’s been promised by the likes of House Speaker Paul Ryan and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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You Just Need to Increase Your Savings By 1% a Year

One of the most common questions people have about getting their finances in order is how to possibly save enough for retirement when the numbers are so overwhelming. Life is expensive, and putting away 10 percent of your salary per year seems painful at best and impossible at worst.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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You’ll Need a $22/Hour Wage to Afford a Two-Bedroom Rental in the U.S.

There is nowhere in the U.S. where a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 could afford a two-bedroom rental apartment working 40 hours per week, according to a study released Wednesday from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. In fact, workers need to make on average of $22.10 per hour to…Read more… […]

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The Fundamentals of Different Frequent Flyer Programs 

Keeping track of different airlines’ frequent flyer programs to get the best deal can be a full time job (and is, in fact, for a handful of travel bloggers). Rules are constantly changing, points expire and racking up miles just doesn’t go as far as it used to. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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