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(Photo Illustration by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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Should We Increase The Federal Gas Tax?

The Highway Trust Fund, along with the Transit Trust Fund, is pretty well bankrupt. Imagine that, Congress not being able to manage money.

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Snowmobiles in Yellowstone
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Montana Tourism Industry on the Rise – 2015 Looking Good, Predicts Tourism Director

According to a report by the University of Montana, the state of Montana's tourism industry is strong.

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MCLEAN, VIRGINIA - NOVEMBER 23: Traffic converges on highway I-495 South just west of the nation's capital on one of the busiest travel days of the year November 23, 2011 in McLean, Virginia. The American Automobile Association projects that 42.5 million people are likely to drive, fly, or take the train to their Thanksgiving gatherings, the largest number since the beginning of the recession. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
MCLEAN, VIRGINIA - NOVEMBER 23: Traffic converges on highway I-495 South just west of the nation's capital on one of the busiest travel days of the year November 23, 2011 in McLean, Virginia. The American Automobile Association projects that 42.5 million people are likely to drive, fly, or take the train to their Thanksgiving gatherings, the largest number since the beginning of the recession. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Are Car Companies Acting Responsibly?

Gas mileage, safety issues, recalls, pollution, the list never ends. So what is the automobile manufacturer’s responsibility to the general public?

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Credit: Philip Lange • Source: ThinkStock
Credit: Philip Lange • Source: ThinkStock
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Sorry, I Don’t Feel Your Pain

Look around you. Do you feel the pain? What pain you might ask? Why the pain of government of course.Don’t worry I don’t feel it either.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 28, 2014 in New York City. The Dow Jones industrial avererage was up over 100 points in afternoon trading. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 28, 2014 in New York City. The Dow Jones industrial avererage was up over 100 points in afternoon trading. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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The Myth That Investing is Gambling

Make a $5,000 investment in a Roth IRA for your 19-year-old and never touched it again until age 72. How much would there be in that account?

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A man deposits his tax return into a mailbox on the final day for filing taxes, April 16, 2001 in Atlanta, GA. It is estimated that some 24 million Americans will be filing their returns on this day. (Erik S. Lesser/Newsmakers)
A man deposits his tax return into a mailbox on the final day for filing taxes, April 16, 2001 in Atlanta, GA. It is estimated that some 24 million Americans will be filing their returns on this day. (Erik S. Lesser/Newsmakers)
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Is It Time To Abolish The Montana Income Tax?

Many American's think they are tapped out when it comes to taxes so the disappearance of a Montana Income Tax might seem like a windfall to many.

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MOUNT PROSPECT, IL - MAY 31: A worker pushes carts outside a Costco Wholesale store May 31, 2006 in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Third-quarter earnings reported today were up at Costco, the nation's largest warehouse club operator, although current oil prices affected margins at their associated gas stations. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL - MAY 31: A worker pushes carts outside a Costco Wholesale store May 31, 2006 in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Third-quarter earnings reported today were up at Costco, the nation's largest warehouse club operator, although current oil prices affected margins at their associated gas stations. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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Is Retail In America Changing?

JC Penny is in trouble. Linens & Things is gone, Circuit City is gone, Border’s Books is gone, and Mervyn’s is gone.

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LUNEBURG, GERMANY - JULY 27: A female cashier weighs apples in a Supermarket on July 27, 2005 in Luneburg, Germany. Sparked by the election manifesto of the opposition party CDU, Germany currently debates wether raising the Mehrwertsteuer (VAT) would in fact promote economic growth or if it would have the opposite effect by hurting families and low-income households. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
LUNEBURG, GERMANY - JULY 27: A female cashier weighs apples in a Supermarket on July 27, 2005 in Luneburg, Germany. Sparked by the election manifesto of the opposition party CDU, Germany currently debates wether raising the Mehrwertsteuer (VAT) would in fact promote economic growth or if it would have the opposite effect by hurting families and low-income households. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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Does Bozeman Need A Local Option Sales Tax?

The problems most of us have with taxes is that once the camel’s nose is in the tent it’s pretty hard not to let the rest in.

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Is Your Business A Brand Name?

Tide is a brand name. McDonald’s is a brand name. So how exactly do you become the McDonald’s of your industry? Here are some tips to get you started.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: Social Security supporters attend a rally in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Democratic senators, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), said the Republicans' entitlement reform plan will 'dismantle Social Security, delay distribution of benefits to seniors.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: Social Security supporters attend a rally in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Democratic senators, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), said the Republicans' entitlement reform plan will 'dismantle Social Security, delay distribution of benefits to seniors.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Be Poor Now Or Be Poor Later

If I could go back in time and change one thing in my life I would look harder at how to retire with a higher income and retire earlier and enjoy life more.

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