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There are still spots open in our next small business workshop! Join us! https://www.greatbasin.org/events/forming-business-entity/ Read More January 20, 2017
New Year’s Resolution: Reduce Monthly Expenses January 20, 2017

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Credit unions exist to serve their members. What big bank can say that? Read More January 20, 2017
It’s free checking with cash rewards! Bank local and get paid at Great Basin Federal... Read More January 19, 2017
So you can pay off debt faster I’ll tell you what, debt ain’t cheap. Anyone... Read More January 19, 2017
Happy Anniversary Will!Meet Will. We’re celebrating 3 years that he has worked at Great Basin... Read More January 18, 2017
Congrats to Amanda on her promotion as the Assistant Branch Manager at the Sparks branch!... Read More January 17, 2017
Wonderful Will January 17, 2017

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Congratulations to our wonderful member Celia! She was the winner of our “Swipe-Sign-Win” Visa usage... Read More January 17, 2017
Grab your shreddables and bring ’em by! https://www.greatbasin.org/events/free-shred-day/ Read More January 17, 2017

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And the survey says…

While driving to work the other day, I heard a couple of DJs discussing the results of a recent survey.  According to this survey, 43% of those who file federal income taxes feel that the current tax code is fair.  They went on to say that around 20% of those surveyed felt taxes should in fact be higher.  Upon hearing this I had to laugh because earlier that morning I saw a statistic showing that 45% of individuals who file federal income taxes actually pay no federal income tax.  In fact, many of those individuals receive money back in excess of what was withheld.  I couldn’t help but think that those must have been the individuals who felt our current tax code is fair.  I’m also pretty certain that many of them would have no problems advocating for higher taxes, seeing how they pay none.  While I don’t want to use this blog to express my political views, I think it exposes many of the problems with surveys.  Unless one knows all of the circumstances surrounding those being surveyed, the results mustn’t be taken too literally.