Tag: 2013

2020 Pay Raise Approved for Federal Employees on GS Pay Scale

[Updated 2020 GS pay chart] For 2020 government employees on the GS pay scale will see a 3.1% rise over 2019 levels. This is made up a 2.6% general schedule increase… Read more »

2017 vs. 2018 Savers Tax Credit and Income Limits to Help Workers Save for Retirement

[Updated with 2018 details per the IRS] The savers credit helps middle to lower income earners save for retirement by providing an offset to retirement plan (401k and IRA) contributions…. Read more »

2013 Best Online Broker Survey – Is Your Stock or Options Broker in the Top 10

Barron’s has released their 2013 broker survey and it was good to see that most of the online brokers I use and recommend made the list. What’s interesting is the continuing shift towards mobile… Read more »

2013 IRS Official Tax Updates – Tax Rate Schedules, Standard Deduction, Personal Exemption and AMT update

The IRS has published its official 2013 changes reflecting annual inflation adjustments and tax table updates from the recently passed Fiscal Cliff legislation, officially known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Key changes… Read more »

2013 Debt Ceiling Debate – Spending Cuts, Soaring Deficit, Tax Refund Delays and Political Theatrics

As I was writing this article I re-read my original pieces on the 2011 debt ceiling debate/deal and got a major sense of deja-vu. After 18 months we are back in the same place with… Read more »