First off, thanks for helping me host an awesome conversation yesterday about charitable gifts and taxes. Y’all were polite and cool-headed, even if you didn’t necessarily agree with the person that commented above or below you. Well played everyone, well played indeed. Anywhoozle, yesterday a reader suggested that anyone who lists charitable gifts on their […]

So information about Mit Romney’s tax return came out a couple of days ago and not surprisingly, the dude is freakin’ loaded. He made over $20,000,000 a year in 2010 and 2011. Most news stories I read seemed to only care about one thing, his effective tax rate of 15%. Although I don’t like to […]

Got this email from a PDITF reader a few days back… Do you recommend getting an accountant for pretty much everyone making a decent wage? Currently my wife makes $50,000 a year and I make $70,000. We live in the Washington, DC area. We do no active trading, only W2 pay from our employers, a […]

The opposition

by Ninja on October 25, 2011 · 46 comments

PDITF is a single author blog. Ninety-five percent of the articles are written by me, the other 5% are guest posts. Today, I thought I’d mix it up even more and allow a few unsuspecting people to hijack today’s post. My article about student loans being forgiven has quickly become one of my most popular. […]

This ain’t gonna be pretty.

by Ninja on September 11, 2011 · 42 comments

Girl Ninja recently got her first paycheck of the new school year. I’ve been foaming at the mouth, waiting for this day to arise for many reasons: 1) Getting two paychecks is way more fun than getting one…duh. 2) We didn’t really know how much her check would end up being. 3) I didn’t know […]

It’s been a long time coming, but after eight months of drama, frustration, and a heck of a lot of patience, Girl Ninja finally got to sign a teaching contract for the 2010-2011 school year. Is it pretty stupid that she didn’t get her contract until the second to last month of the school year? […]