Economics and finance
Interest and debt
Accounting and financial statements
Stocks and bonds
Investment vehicles, insurance and retirement
Money, banking and central banks
Options, swaps, futures, MBSs, CDOs, and other derivatives
Discussions of economic topics and how they relate to current events.
Benjamin Franklin (and several other writers/philosophers) tells us that "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." He's right. This tutorial focus on personal income tax. Very important to watch if you ever plan on earning money (some of which the government will take for itself).
- Basics of US income tax rate schedule
- Tax deductions introduction
- AMT overview
- Alternative minimum tax
- Estate tax introduction
- Estate tax basics
- Tax brackets and progressive taxation
- Calculating federal taxes and take home pay
- Calculating state taxes and take home pay
- Marriage penalty
- Married taxes clarification
In exchange for being treated as a person-like-legal entity (and the limited liability this gives for its owners), most corporations pay taxes. This tutorial focuses on what corporations are, "double taxation" and a few ways that multinationals might try to get out of paying taxes.