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5 Better Uses for Your Tax Refund Money

A tax refund is something of an annual windfall in many households, and the tendency is often to spend it on long delayed purchases. While spending it immediately can be beneficial, it’s important to consider the options that are available and to realize that some are better than others. Since tax refunds are so common, […]

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Done Your Taxes Yet? Me Neither

What you say? I know I’m seriously procrastinating filing my taxes this year because I actually owe the IRS a little money so I’m going to give it to them at the last possible minute. My taxes are 95% done I just need to now e-file them and send along my money. I had my […]

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Small Business Tax Advice – The New CFO in Town

This is a guest post by Karen Orr a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters with a (currently underutilized) BA in Business Administration ““ Human Resource Management. She considers herself to be the “geek” in the family and enjoys managing the family business, reading, and volunteering her time to lead a group for […]

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TurboTax Review: I try out the Home & Business Edition

WARNING: Strong Tax Geek Content here. I’ve been a longtime TurboTax user and this year I opted for the Home & Business Version thanks to FiscalGeek actually making some money last year. My normal return is usually not too hairy since I haven’t had any real investments outside my 401k so I was always opted […]

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SnapTax bringing TurboTax to your iPhone. Really.

So those tricky folks over at TurboTax have released SnapTax an iPhone app that lets you file your taxes without leaving the comfort of your phone. It has the capability to scan a photo of your W-2 using the iPhone’s camera and then it will allow you to answer a few questions and your ready […]

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Adjust your 2010 Tax Withholding and Stop Loaning the Government Money

If you are like FiscalGeek of 2008 you’re probably looking forward to a large Federal Tax Rebate check in 2010. But think a minute about what that means. That isn’t stimulus money. That’s not the government rewarding you for killing it in 2009. That’s a refund of YOUR money. You have effectively loaned the Internal […]

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Year End Finance and Tax Tips

Alright you’ve got two days left to wrap up your 2009 personal finances.  Here are some things you might want to take a look at before 2010 kicks off.  Make a Year End Donation.  I don’t like to give with the sole purpose of reducing your tax burden but this is one of the best […]

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