Money

United we spend

Money | Americans don’t seem at all divided when it comes to debt
by Joel Belz
Posted 9/23/20, 11:14 pm

I finally found some “common ground.” Not quite what I was looking for, but as best I can tell, it’s an issue where Republicans and Democrats seem to have virtual agreement. 

They’ll do that by simply remaining silent.

The topic is debt retirement. I may repeat myself—but it’s important to our families and businesses; our churches and schools; our city, state, and national economies; and to the world.

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Premiums rise faster than wages

By the Numbers
by The Editors
Posted 7/16/20, 04:37 pm

$20,576

The average family health insurance premium in the United States in 2019 for employer-sponsored plans, when both the employer and the worker contributions are added together, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). This included an average employer contribution of $14,561 and an average worker contribution of $6,015. For individual coverage in employer-sponsored plans, the average health insurance premium was $7,188, which included an average employer contribution of $5,946 and an average worker contribution of $1,242.

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Associated Press/Photo by Patrick Sison (file)

Tax Day finally arrives

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/14/20, 04:40 pm

The federal income tax deadline arrives on Wednesday with no additional delays in sight. So far, the IRS has received more than 142 million of the expected 150 million filings. The Treasury Department and the IRS granted a three-month delay because of the coronavirus pandemic and encouraged everyone to file their paperwork online. Taxpayers who still need an extension must request one by Wednesday.

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