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What numbers do I look at to adjust my salary increases for inflation?

I would like to compare my annual salary increases to some "real world purchasing power" metric to see if I am meeting, exceeding, or falling behind on how far my money goes each year. What number ...
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1answer
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$100k salary to the amount in pocket breakdown

Looking into the job market as an engineer with several years of experience (for example), it appears salaries are in the $70-110k range, so let's look at a "$100k/year" salary. Help me break down the ...
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5answers
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What percent of my salary should I retain?

Here is my situation: right now I am living in Puerto Rico, and I am planning to relocate to the mainland US (probably to Seattle, WA). Although Puerto Rico is a territory of the US, almost everything ...
7
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4answers
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Should I negotiate a lower salary to be placed in a lower tax bracket?

I'm about to start the negotiation process for a new position. I expect the offer to be in the area of $72,000 - 76,000 / year. If the offer is higher than $73,800 should I negotiate to have my ...
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1answer
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Pros, cons, and taxation of Per Diem compensation?

I am working for IT consulting organization in USA. My current employer pays salary on hourly basis and total salary is taxable. I have got another offer from another Consulting Organization. New ...
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1answer
117 views

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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1answer
89 views

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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1answer
388 views

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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1answer
707 views

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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4answers
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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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5answers
225 views

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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4answers
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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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1answer
166 views

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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6answers
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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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1answer
175 views

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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3answers
2k views

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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11answers
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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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1answer
738 views

Can my employer increase my hours without increasing my salary?

Can my employer increase my hours without increasing my salary?