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San Francisco vs Madison

I am currently getting a 102K salary in Madison and have an offer for 125K from SFO. Should I accept this offer from a monetary perspective or not? I will like to maintain the same life style that I ...
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Bi-weekly payment option

We start bi-weekly pay beginning March 20th. How does this affect the months that have 5 weeks. Do we actually lose two weeks a year? May, July & October have five weeks. Right now I will get ...
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How exactly does France's “rich tax” / “millionaire tax” of 75% above 1 million euros salary work?

Can someone explain how the French "rich tax" works? If I had salary of 1.000.000€ per annum, would I pay 750.000€ tax? And thus I would realize only 250.000€ net income?
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American taxes if living outside the US and get paid by US company on a US bank account

I live outside the States, I'm not American and I'm going to be paid by an American company on my personal American bank account: it's headed to me, as a physical person. I'm obviously going to pay ...
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Are U.S. salaries typically measured/reported before tax, or after tax?

On each of the two sites below, the average salary in California for C++ developers is reported. Would the average reported be before or after taxes? ...
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What is my take home salary in Chicago for 110K annual?

What will be my take home salary in Chicago if I file as married jointly and I have no children. I am the only income earner. What is the effective tax rate and how much federal/state allowances do I ...
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Freelancer in India working for Swiss Company

I am based in India and I have a contract with a Swiss company to handle their businesses in and around India. I receive my Salary in Eur which is then converted to INR in my Bank. I have been paying ...
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Salary account in gnucash: charge vs. income // example transactions

It might not be the usual thing to have on opening balance in a "Salary" account, but if one did, this is what I tried in gnucash: description: payday again :-) transfer: Equity:Opening Balances ...
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How can I reduce the amount of tax I will pay on the sale of an investment property?

I'm selling an investment property. It is not eligible for a primary residence exemption. I am not interested in purchasing another investment property (i.e. doing a 1031 exchange). So I will pay ...
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Value of Pension in regards to salary negotiations

I've been advised from careers.stackexchange to post this question here as it's more financial than career advice. I've received a job offer from a company and I'm looking to make a strong ...
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How do I build wealth?

Usually CEOs and other executives have a salary which doesn't exceed £200k per annum (with 50% going to taxes). However, they possess luxury cars, large house and huge savings, i.e. great wealth. How ...
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Salary equivalency: London vs Berlin

I am currently working as a Java Developer in a permanent role in Berlin with a €45k salary and I'm moving to London on August. Assuming this salary in Berlin reflects exactly my level of experience, ...
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What category should I specify for gross salary in Quicken?

I'm using Quicken 2013 and I'm trying to split my "Gross Salary" (specified as Pay Rate on my pay stub) from my "Deductions" specified as (Current Deductions on my pay stub) using the line items on my ...
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Received W2 but was never paid

I just now received W2 from a company that i worked for 3 days as a contractor. I had to leave country for 2 months due to family emergency. Since the employment duration was very short, i was not ...
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What to write in a salary negotiation letter?

Where I work we have a yearly opportunity to get a raise. The amount is always $100 extra a month, and only 25 of the 500 employees will get it. So I will be competing with managers, researchers, and ...
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Got a “personal” bonus from my boss. Do I have to pay taxes and if so, how do I go about that?

For meeting some personal goals my boss gave me a promised $20K check. This check is not a part of the company payroll. I assume it's too large to just deposit it and forget about it with out the ...
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How to calculate my real earnings from hourly temp-to-hire moving to salaried employee?

I live in California, U.S.A. I have been working in a company as a temp-to-hire position for a few months. However, the company needs me to set up my own company, so that I provide service for them. ...
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Was offered higher salary “later”, do I push for “sooner”?

At company X, I was offered a job at "The new office", A, which "We will be opening soon". The manager of the "new office" resigned, office A did not materialize. While a replacement for the manager ...
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Specific data sources for negotiating salary on a job offer?

I am aware of lots of sources, like the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, GlassDoor, SalaryQuest, and Salary.com, Indeed.com's salary search, and the others that come up ...
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USA salaries: before/after taxes

I keep reading about software industry salaries in the US. 100k / year, 130k / year, etc. Are these numbers before or after taxes ? What is an estimate of the salary after taxes ? EDIT: I would ...
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The meaning of “annual salary”

Let's say you're having a three-month job every year, and during those three months, your annual salary is $12*. (i.e. It's not an hourly job, but a full-time job -- you earn $3 during those three ...
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Should I pay myself a dividend or a salary?

I'm considering starting my own limited liability company in Germany (GmbH). However, I myself live currently most of the time in Spain (more than 183 days per tax year, the other time is business ...
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Is There A Flaw In This Paycheck Calculation?

I work at a company that pays their employees every other Friday. In other words, paychecks are distributed every 14 days, ending on Friday. Upon being hired, I was told that I will make $300 every ...
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Is it possible to work out my P60 from my pay?

I paid myself from my own company last year but did not issue myself a P60 with we closed the company back in December 2010. It's now time to do my tax return and I am unsure what the exact figures of ...
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What to do when a job offer is made but with a salary less than what was asked for?

I got a job offer this morning from a place I interviewed at yesterday for a front end developer position in nyc. I told them my salary expectation is 75k in the email to which they responded to set ...
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How do you translate a per year salary into a part-time per hour job?

Let's say I'm working part-time and remotely for a company in NY, paid per hour. If I would work there full-time, I would be getting 55K per year + benefits. Instead, I'm working part-time on an ...
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When they list the income of someone, is it the monthly or yearly income?

When they list the income of someone like Steve Balmer ($1,267,670) in wikipedia, is it the monthly or yearly income?
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Is the I.T. function in banking considered to be on the expense side, as opposed to revenue side?

I read that in a company, if you are on the revenue side of the balance sheet, you will earn more than if you are on the expense side. I realise that being in IT in Banking is the expense side as we ...
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Is the average wage a reliable measure for how much the average person earns?

This web site (http://www.livingin-australia.com/salaries-australia/) claims that the average australian wage is 68k per year. I've had a look at some other resources too and they all seem to use this ...
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Calculate Income Tax amount of UK Salary

I've recently been trying to calculate different take home amounts from different salaries, and have ended up getting confused over how the different tax brackets work. If I try to calculate the ...
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Biweekly Paycheck

Is it legal to get paid for the previous two weeks all the time. For example for your paycheck for may 15 will be for April 15 thru the April 30?
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Prices go up and salary doesn't: where goes delta?

I'm not sure that question is appropriate here, if it is not I will delete it. Question: I heard that in USA prices are rising, but salaries are not. This looks strange to me. It means that companies ...
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Changing jobs as a strategy to build a good income?

In most professions, it seems that when you change jobs, you are eligible for a pay hike (at least up to a certain ceiling amount). My questions are: Is this a viable long term strategy to ...
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Is Cost of Living overstated?

Cost of living is a major factor in people's decisions: where to live, how much salary is needed for comparable lifestyles, and so on. But I was thinking the other day, that CoL might be ...
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Is working on a W2 basis, with benefits paid to me, a good idea?

My prospective employer (a consultancy service) gave me 3 options: signing on as 1099, W2 w/ benefits or W2 all inclusive. The "all inclusive" option means that my benefits are paid in my paycheck ...
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Using bonus in a tax-efficient way with my 401k account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My bonus is taxed at a higher rate than my regular paychecks, so should I contribute 100% of my bonus to 401k? Is there any tax advantage that I can gain if I invest my ...
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Do more people start a new job before the holidays?

I hope this isn't closed as off-topic. In most jobs, you get a monthly salary. In months that have more holidays than average, your return-on-work-hours increases. So, if you had to pick a date to ...
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What's the proper way to negotiate a job offer's salary?

Say I receive an offer letter from a potential employer. They state clearly the offered salary, and I have a good idea how to value the benefits. With all that, it's less than I'd like. How can I ...
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Why do consultants or contractors make more money than employees?

Why do consultants or contractors make more money than employees?
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In the U.S., do you get paid for vacation days untaken when you leave a job?

In the U.S., do you get paid for vacation days untaken when you leave a job?
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Can my employer increase my hours without increasing my salary?

Can my employer increase my hours without increasing my salary?
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Roughly how much more is the average salary of London compared to the north and south?

Pretty much as the title states, roughly how does it equate to a job in the south (say, Bristol), compared to a job in the north (say, Leeds)?
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Working at same place 2 years & my colleagues got a salary increase but I didn't. Should I ask my boss why?

I have worked at a doctors practice for two years. Some of my collegues have made a year working in this practice, but they have increased their salary. I didn't get an increase when they did. What ...
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How do I best bill out an annualized salary monthly, as a Canadian contractor?

As a Canadian software contractor, what's the best or most accepted method if I've agreed to an annualized salary, to bill it out monthly considering holidays, February being a shorter month etc? Is ...
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Why would you ever turn down a raise in salary?

Related to a comment on this question: http://www.basicallymoney.com/questions/1256/is-it-true-that-income-tax-was-created-to-finance-troops-for-world-war-i Does it ever make financial sense to turn ...
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How much is inflation?

I'm sure it's different every year (and may even differ by country?), but surely there must be a minimum increase salaried workers would have to earn in order to simply break-even, relative to the ...
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When negotiating a compensation package with a prospective new employer, how can I determine what element is worth more?

i.e. is there a way to "normalize" value and future-value of compensation components such as: annual bonus, commission, pension contribution, health benefits, vacation days, company car, etc. so that ...
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How much would be a fair raise or salary increase to ask for at work?

I have not got a raise at work for some time - almost two years - and I think I am due. I did not ask during the crisis because other companies were laying off, etc. Mine didn't lay off, we actually ...