Tag Archive: rate

Sep 02 2014

Low rates announced

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today’s sale of $5.4 billion in Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs) received an interest rate of 0.1326 percent — the lowest rate ever received for the state’s one-year notes. “The best ratings from Wall Street ratings firms and strong demand for Texas notes helped drive down the borrowing …

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May 29 2012

Social Security’s dual-income trap

Families with two breadwinners can end up paying more than twice as much in Social Security taxes as families with just one income. By Salvatore Babones U.S. workers have paid a reduced Social Security tax rate of 4.2 percent for the past year and a half, down from the ordinary rate of 6.2 percent. For …

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Feb 24 2011

Insurance reality check

When it comes to insurance, many people face the Goldilocks dilemma: Am I buying too much coverage, not enough, or just the right amount? How do you determine your proper insurance levels while ensuring you don’t waste money on unneeded coverage – or worse, leave your family exposed? Here are a few considerations: Everyone needs …

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