Monthly Archives: August 2013

Not so obvious things which can screw up your credit score — and how to get your free credit reports

This is a good article about non-obvious things which can have an impact on your credit record:     And here is the site to use to get your annual free credit reports from each of the three reporting agencies.  Note that they do not include the credit score – this just the […]

58.7% increase in tax rates at the beginning of 2013 for income above $11,950

Yes, you read that right.  There was a 58.7% increase in tax rates on taxes paid by certain taxpayers as of the beginning of 2013. That’s the increase in capital gains taxes for folks in the highest ordinary tax brackets, due to the increase in the capital gains rate from 15% to 20%, and the […]