Putting Patents On Saving Money: This is an interesting article that totally blew me away. Apparently you can patent ways to save money on taxes and if you create tax savings in a way that someone else has patented, you have to pay that person a royalty.
Spend Every Dime!: Slate argues that the way the tax system is set up, it encourages Americans to spend now instead of save for later:
If I said to you, “You can have $10,000 to spend now–or $9,500 to spend in 10 years,” which would you choose? Probably the $10,000 now. And in doing so, you would be making the same choice many Americans make when deciding whether to save or spend their hard-earned cash.
The problem is how