Love and Taxes
Disclaimer: Yes, this is a blog post about taxes. My wife told me it was a bad idea, but here goes.
Every single year, I overpay my taxes. No matter how many times I adjust my W-4 or sit down with Excel and some pay stubs, I get a big fat refund in the spring. Which, I suppose, can feel nice, until you realize that was your money all along.
So when I got married, I figured I'd finally get this all sorted out. Initially, I assumed that all married couples automatically cut their tax bill. But if that ...more ...