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John C.

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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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I spent a lot of time looking into daycare and preschool costs for our youngest kid in the house, our nephew who turned four back in May.  Even though we are his legal guardian, and not a parent, our income is still counted for daycare assistance from the state and … The post How 1 Conversation Saved Us $7,200 appeared first on Action Economics. ...
Posted: Dec 15 2017 @ 10:19 AM
Back in February a friend of mine was talking to me about Bitcoin at work and asking me what I thought about it.  I said that I thought any investment in it was a speculation, not an investment, and that it was similar to investing in foreign currency.  He seemed … The post I Missed Out On Bitcoin, Amazon, Netflix etc., And That’s Okay appeared first on Action Economics. ...
Posted: Dec 07 2017 @ 12:25 PM
I write a lot about what you should do with money, but I often neglect what NOT to do.  As Dave Ramsey would say I have a PhD in stupid, and I can prove it.  I can tell you all day about how to optimize you taxes and reach a … The post Stupid Stuff I Have Done With Money appeared first on Action Economics. ...
Posted: Dec 02 2017 @ 9:42 AM
Up until now my focus on teaching my kids about money has been on establishing that work equals money and to save up their money for something they really want.  I figured I would tackle invested when they got their first job and established a Roth IRA. Recently I watched … The post How To Set Up An Investment Account For Your Kids (And Why You Need To) appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 24 2017 @ 7:50 AM
I lived in Benton Harbor city for 2 years then I lived in a house on the city line for 6 years. currently I live less than 5 miles from the city limits.  Benton Harbor is home to the world headquarters of Whirlpool corporation and has a population of around … The post Benton Harbor Just Passed A City Income Tax appeared first on Action Economics. ...
Posted: Nov 17 2017 @ 7:58 AM
Who Pays For Unemployment Benefits In Michigan' The accounting and taxation of unemployment agencies is fairly complex, here’s a basic overview that provides the details for how most of the program works. Michigan, like all other states, charges employers a tax to cover unemployment benefits. The tax is only charged … The post Collecting Unemployment Benefits In Michigan appeared first on Action Economics. ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 6:57 AM
Quarter 3 has been a great quarter financially for us and it has also been incredibly busy.  For most of the quarter I was working 75 hour weeks, Mrs. C. was working 20-30 hours, and all the kids started school, even the littlest who is four. Add in doctor appointments, … The post 2017 Quarter 3 Update appeared first on Action Economics. ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 5:34 AM
After reading “To Get Luckier, Realize Success Is Mostly Luck” by Sam at Financial Samurai I decided to take a look at my life to analyze how luck has played a part in getting my family to where we are today. Overall, I don’t believe that luck plays a huge … The post Being Thankful For “Luck” appeared first on Action Economics. ...
Posted: Oct 20 2017 @ 6:11 AM
Many Different attractions offer annual memberships.  Depending on where they are and the type of establishment the attraction is these annual memberships can be an extremely good deal.  I save several hundred dollars per year, and my family has more access to a variety of attractions thanks to family memberships. … The post Should I Get An Annual Membership? appeared first on Action Economics. ...
Posted: Oct 06 2017 @ 6:19 AM
A couple months ago I wrote about getting into credit card point hacking and recently I came across an amazing deal using the Amtrak Mastercard in order to acquire Choice privileges points, it requires jumping through some hoops, but the value is certainly there. I like Choice hotels because they … The post Using The Amtrak Mastercard for Choice Privileges appeared first on Action Economics. ...
Posted: Sep 29 2017 @ 8:52 PM


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