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    Americans' Confidence in Their Finances Keeps Growing

    Americans' Confidence in Their Finances Keeps Growing

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    • 69% expect their financial situation to improve over the next year
    • Optimism about finances over the next year is almost at a record-high level
    • 50% say they are in better shape financially than a year ago



    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' optimism about their personal finances has climbed to levels not seen in more than 16 years, with 69% now saying they expect to be financially better off "at this time next year."

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    But we need to tear it all down in the name of leftist ideology...
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    But we need to tear it all down in the name of leftist ideology...
    right now they are trying to make people depressed by spreading a story about how people's tax refunds are non-existent this year because of Trump's cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    right now they are trying to make people depressed by spreading a story about how people's tax refunds are non-existent this year because of Trump's cuts.
    That is stupid, not only was my refund about the same (around $150 less). I save $1,400 over the year in taxes not paid...
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    That is stupid, not only was my refund about the same (around $150 less). I save $1,400 over the year in taxes not paid...
    That's the point that everyone is seeming to miss. I paid several hundred dollars less in taxes this year so I'm pretty much expecting to get a smaller refund as a result when I file my taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    That's the point that everyone is seeming to miss. I paid several hundred dollars less in taxes this year so I'm pretty much expecting to get a smaller refund as a result when I file my taxes.
    Yeah, but because of the new doubled personal deduction I did not itemize this year. So I did my own taxes saving $300 over what I paid to have them done last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    That is stupid, not only was my refund about the same (around $150 less). I save $1,400 over the year in taxes not paid...
    Yeah the reporters are targeting the refund amounts, NOT comparing the actual taxes paid. It's a media scam to undermine Trump yet again and make people think he lied to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    Yeah, but because of the new doubled personal deduction I did not itemize this year. So I did my own taxes saving $300 over what I paid to have them done last year.
    Yeah that happened to me too. I use Turbotax and usually itemize. This year I did it and found out I was better off with the standard deduction. Made my taxes way simpler.


    I am getting about $300 less back this year. But I also paid in a lot less and owe a lot less.

    Worked out for me, because I got MORE than that $300 in extra money in my paychecks throughout the year. I am ahead about $1000 I figure.

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