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Andrew Schrage has a background in Economics and investing after graduating from Brown University and working at a hedge fund. He is co-founder of the popular finance website Money Crashers Personal Finance. Twitter | Facebook | Google+

5 Quick and Easy Budgeting Tips to Finance Your Lower Paycheck

Elimination of the payroll tax credit that went into effect on January 1, 2013 has more than likely affected your take-home pay. For most Americans, it’s to the tune of about 2%. The payroll tax credit for 2011 and 2012 effectively replaced the Making Work Pay Credit that expired in 2010. If you don’t think […]

6 Ways to Reduce Your Healthcare Costs

Since the Affordable Care Act became law, many of us have wondered exactly how the landscape of the American healthcare system is going to change. Folks with pre-existing conditions are likely to have better access, but we’re still waiting to see how expensive premiums are going to be. Because of the uncertainty, it’s in your […]

To Itemize or Not to Itemize: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Have you ever itemized your tax deductions? In 2009, almost two-thirds of tax filers claimed the standard deduction, which for married couples filing jointly, was $11,400. Those who itemized in that category, however, averaged a whopping $32,000 in deductions. While you may not personally enjoy an increase that large, it’s worth investigating. To itemize your […]