Alpha Consumer

March 2010


The Lowest Tax States for Retirees

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If you’re working 40 hours a week or more in a cubicle, then you might enjoy fantasizing about the luxury of retirement. Will you spend it on the beach, drink in hand? Or hiking through the National Parks? Do you want to move from gritty urban living to the country?

The cash you have on hand to fund ...

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The Myth of the Baby Tax Credit

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When Jim and Pam, the couple on NBC’s The Office, had a baby earlier this year, they might have anticipated a tax benefit for adding another member to their family. Like many couples, after shelling out for the nursery, baby clothes, and delivery costs, they probably hoped for some kind of break ...

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Why the Customer is Often Wrong

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I’ve recently experienced, and heard of others experiencing, some pretty terrible interactions with customer service. First, when I went to get my new Maryland driver’s license, I was initially told that I didn’t have the proper documents with me, even though I had meticulously followed the online ...

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