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Steiner and Granger: Breaking down the taxpaying population: Where do you fit in?

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Every quarter, the Statistics of Income Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes financial statistics obtained from tax and information returns that have been filed with the federal government.
Recent reports reflect data gleaned from 2009 individual federal income tax returns. These reports offer a snapshot of how Americans break down as taxpayers.
Sources for data

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Steiner and Granger: What does the Supreme Court Ruling on the Health-Care Reform Law mean for you?

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On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a landmark decision, that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the provision that most Americans carry health insurance or pay a penalty, is constitutional.

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Steiner and Granger: Of Taxes Past, Present, and Future

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With the 2011 tax filing season behind us, much attention is being paid to the expiring "Bush tax cuts"-- the reduced federal income tax rates, and benefits, that will expire at the end of 2012 unless additional legislation is passed. In fact, though, several important federal income tax provisions already expired at the end of 2011.

Here's a quick rundown of where things stand today.

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Steiner and Granger: Retirement rules of thumb

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Because retirement rules of thumb are guidelines designed for the average situation, they'll tend to be "wrong" for a particular retiree as often as they're "right."

However, rules of thumb are usually based on a sound financial principle, and can provide a good starting point for assessing your retirement needs. Here are four common retirement rules of thumb.

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Steiner and Granger: Four money mistakes you might be making

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Steiner and Granger: With mortgage rates so low, does it make sense to refinance?

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Historically low mortgage interest rates have prompted many homeowners to think seriously about refinancing, but there's a lot you need to consider before filling out a loan application.

Start by determining why you want to refinance. Is it primarily to reduce your monthly payments?

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