Interviews

An Interview With a Wealthy Retiree About His Taxes

“Having a high tax bill is always good news for me, because it means I had high income.”

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How a Person Living a Nomadic Lifestyle Does Money

Kavi Guppta is a 27-year-old “nomadic journalist.”He writes for Forbes and other publications while traveling around the globe with his 27-year-old partner and fellow writer,Kristen Marano. Kavi and Kristen have been on the road for about nine months.

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Talking to a Millennial Taxpayer

“So I ended up paying $38,800 in taxes for 2014. That breaks down to $23,878 for federal income taxes, $5,955 for state income taxes, $7,254 for Social Security, and $1,713 for Medicare.”

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Andrew Jackson Doesn’t Belong on a Twenty-Dollar Bill, a Woman Does

For a new non-profit called “Women on 20s,” it’s an extremely good idea, and one whose time has come. The organization’s campaign aims to remove Andrew Jackson, the nation’s wild-haired and controversial seventh president, from the $20 and replace him with an important American woman in time for the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020.

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How an Assistant Editor in Pittsburgh Does Money

“I had planned to be an editor and went to school for an MA in English. I didn’t have any illusions about making any money in publishing; I was mostly concerned with being able to get a job, since it’s so competitive.”

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How ‘Cosmo’ Staff Writer Anna Breslaw Does Money

“They talk about “creativity” and “earning money” as if it’s a binary, when actually there’s a lot of crossover there. I didn’t grow up with a lot of money, and I knew if I was going to do this for a living I wasn’t gonna burn screenplays to survive in my squatter apartment.”

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The Business of Creative Careers: Kris Straub, Cartoonist

Kris Straub is the cartoonist behind “Chainsawsuit,” and is also known for “Broodhollow” and “Candle Cove” as well as his podcast “Morning Rush with Kris and Mikey.” I once beat him at a game of “Cards Against Humanity.” His comic art is both sensitive and extremely on-point; you might have seen his “All Lives Matter” comic, which—you know what, just click the link, it’s hard to describe a comic in paragraph form. 

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How a Teen Who Works on His Dad’s Farm Does Money

My cousin, Nic Harnois, is a 17-year-old who works for his dad on their poultry farm in Michigan. Nic and I share similar backgrounds: Our parents both moved to a rural area to escape the crime, cramped living situations, and depleted job market of Detroit.

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How a Social Worker in Kentucky Does Money

“I earn $43,000, and my husband works part-time after the university he was working at closed, earning about $8,000. We own a home with a mortgage payment, have two car payments, two kids in day care, and some student loan debt.”

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