Understanding how the tax brackets work will aid your tax planning and make for more informed, reasonable discussions of tax policy. People don't actually grasp how tax brackets work and they routinely overestimate how much they pay in taxes. We think there are four reasons why tax brackets are hard for people to comprehend. Listen to this episode to find out what they are and to gain a better understanding of tax brackets. See full show notes here https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/understanding-tax-brackets-podcast-196.
For those with a firm grasp of how they are taxed, we also answer listener questions about choosing stock options or restricted stock units at your next job, what are the major classes of bonds the average DIY investor should understand and consider, which bond classes are least correlated with stocks, what a reasonable overall bond allocation is, bond classes that individuals who live in high COLAs should consider, AOTC tax credits, financial book recommendations for children, and Non governmental 457s.
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