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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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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Members of the nurses union, National Nurses United, and other workers converge on Wall Street to protest against financial intuitions and inequality on June 22, 2011 in New York City. An increasing number of American labor groups and organizations representing the interests of the poor and working class have been protesting in New York and Washington, DC to express their anger at Wall St. profits and budget cuts currently being proposed in Congress. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Members of the nurses union, National Nurses United, and other workers converge on Wall Street to protest against financial intuitions and inequality on June 22, 2011 in New York City. An increasing number of American labor groups and organizations representing the interests of the poor and working class have been protesting in New York and Washington, DC to express their anger at Wall St. profits and budget cuts currently being proposed in Congress. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Is Income Inequality Unequal? — Or Just a State of Mind?

What does Bill Gates or Warren Buffet’s incomes have to do with me? How is that unequal?

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A shopper pays cash for sales merchandise December 26, 2000 at the Lakeline Mall in Austin, Texas. Stores were hoping that after Christmas shopping could salvage what seems to be a disappointing holiday season. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers) (Getty Images)
A shopper pays cash for sales merchandise December 26, 2000 at the Lakeline Mall in Austin, Texas. Stores were hoping that after Christmas shopping could salvage what seems to be a disappointing holiday season. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers) (Getty Images)
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How to Handle Money In 2015

How well did you handle your money in 2014? Were you living paycheck to paycheck? Falling behind in paying bills or paying them late?

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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: People, mostly union and retired city workers, protest in front of the U.S. Courthouse where Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial began this morning October 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. A federal judge will decide if the City of Detroit is even eligible to be in bankruptcy court. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: People, mostly union and retired city workers, protest in front of the U.S. Courthouse where Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial began this morning October 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. A federal judge will decide if the City of Detroit is even eligible to be in bankruptcy court. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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How Much Money Will You Need To Retire?

How much money will you need to have in some form of retirement account to maintain or increase your current standard of living?

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PHILADELPHIA - FEBRUARY 11: Blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility February 11, 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As U.S. President George W. Bush travels the country to stump for his plan to change the Social Security system, opposition continues from some members of Congress and senior citizen groups concerned that the proposal would erode guarantees to the federal retirement program. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - FEBRUARY 11: Blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility February 11, 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As U.S. President George W. Bush travels the country to stump for his plan to change the Social Security system, opposition continues from some members of Congress and senior citizen groups concerned that the proposal would erode guarantees to the federal retirement program. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
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Can Social Security Be Saved?

Fill in the blank. “Social Security will run out of money in the year _______?” This question has no easy answer due to our economy.

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WESTPORT, CT - SEPTEMBER 18: A man drives his antique car during an auto show of rare and luxury vehicles on September 18, 2011 in Westport, Connecticut. Despite some of the poorest cities in the country, Connecticut has the third highest average median income at $64,644 in America. Nationally the Census data shows that the numbers of the poor have risen to a record 46.2 million -- amounting to nearly 1 in 6 Americans. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).
WESTPORT, CT - SEPTEMBER 18: A man drives his antique car during an auto show of rare and luxury vehicles on September 18, 2011 in Westport, Connecticut. Despite some of the poorest cities in the country, Connecticut has the third highest average median income at $64,644 in America. Nationally the Census data shows that the numbers of the poor have risen to a record 46.2 million -- amounting to nearly 1 in 6 Americans. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).
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Job Creation: Thank The Rich

With unemployment numbers going down each month there is still a valid concern among American workers about where the jobs are and who actually creates them.

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