If you’re one of nearly 126 million people expecting to receive an income tax refund next year (and that’s almost 75% of Americans), that’s probably the largest windfall you’ll receive all year. What will you do with that money? In 2020, the average refund was almost $3,000. More than 65% of refund recipients
said they planned to use their refund money paying down debt or spending it on everyday expenses; 15% planned to spend it on a major purchase, like a vacation or big-screen TV.
Understanding income tax brackets can be a difficult task for many taxpayers. But tax brackets are what determine how much taxable income taxpayers need to pay to the Internal Revenue Service each year. That’s why it’s important for everyone to learn about tax brackets, how they actually work, and which tax bracket they’re in, whether they’re married or single.
Let’s look at the numbers: 300, 850, 697. Those aren’t batting averages or bowling scores — they’re the lowest and highest credit score ranges, along with the average credit score in America, respectively. But what are the credit score factors that determine a credit score? What factors have the biggest impact? And what does and doesn’t affect your credit score?
If you’re a parent of a teenage child, you might already be assigning them household chores or yard work in exchange for an allowance. And if you earned an allowance when you were a kid, you probably got paid by your parents in cold, hard cash. But for today’s teens, times have changed. Today, cash isn’t king — plastic is.
By the age of 30, most people are out of college and well into their careers. Many have already experienced a job change, maybe a few promotions, and are finally feeling like they have extra cash to put into investments. But with so many investment options, where do you even start?
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