Taxes

10 Fun Tax Facts ;)

April 17, 2012
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Naturally it’s our job, as personal finance bloggers, to remind you that today is the deadline to file all your sexy taxes. (So if you haven’t done so already, hurry up or file an automatic extension!) But rather than get into anything much deeper than that – for fear of boring you right outta here –  I figured we’d make it fun and fill your […]

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Now $22,082 Cash-Less! ;)

March 13, 2012
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But for a much MUCH better cause this time, haha… our retirement ;) Even though yesterday’s tax fail was a major hurt in the wallet, it could have been a TON worse had we not invested anything into our SEP IRA as well. Every dollar that goes into that bad boy, is one less dollar that can be taxed due to the way it’s set […]

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I’m $6,284 Poorer Today.

March 12, 2012
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But the worst part is I thought I’d be getting money BACK with all my tax stuff this year :( Only cuz my accountant literally told me I’d be receiving $4,000+ thinking I had over-paid the whole time, then realizing they had failed to include a pretty important piece of paper in their calculations – the Paypal 1099 (a new thing they began doing). And […]

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Is The Lottery Really A Tax On The Poor And Stupid?

February 16, 2012
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(Guest post by Tino, a fellow blogger who’s also intrigued by the lottery) I think it’s fair to say that most people have heard the theory that the lottery is a tax on the poor. Some would even go so far to say that it is a tax on the “stupid.” What does this really mean, though? And, is it true? Who wants to win […]

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TurboTax Giveaway Anyone?

February 14, 2012
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Hey guys!  I thought I better give out some of these free TurboTax codes this week before y’all file already!  I know some of you are pretty fast with this tax stuff – much better than myself who gets stuck on the last 20% of the details ;)  (Remember when I started getting all my tax stuff together almost a month ago?  Well, I pretty […]

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The IRS Goes Where The Money Is

February 2, 2012

(I got this email last week from Barbara over at SpringWell Financial, and I loved it so much that I asked her if I could share it with y’all.  She said no, but I’m gonna do it anyways!  Haha… nah,  of course she said it was okay.  I’m too much of a wuss to do something illegal like that anyways ;) Hope you learn something about […]

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Does America Hate Money?

January 25, 2012
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That was the subject line of an email a reader just sent in ;)  At 3:30 a.m.  Haha… I think he was bit perturbed. Here’s the rest of the email below: I just opened my hotel bill today and I was shocked to see all the added taxes that were added on my bill.  Now I was a little upset at that.  Not because of […]

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My Taxes Are Kicking My A$$…

January 10, 2012
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And I haven’t even filed them yet! ;) I literally spent all weekend tracking down all my invoices and receipts and bank statements, etc etc etc. It was a mess. And after 8 hours I decided that it’ll never happen again, so I spent another 2-3 hours organizing and coming up with a better solution going forward in 2012 (though I am proud I got […]

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Your Mission This Weekend: Get Those Last Minute Tax Deductions!

December 30, 2011
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Maaaaaan, can you believe it’s already the end of 2011??  What a freakin fast year!  And of course, we can’t close it out without us personal finance bloggers having some last words on tax deductions ya know ;)  It’s part of our jobs! So if you’ve been putting off all those clothes/money donations this whole year, it’s time to pay attention.  You’ve got 2 whole […]

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Property Tax Bill Almost Gave me a Heart Attack!

September 15, 2011

Have y’all got your property tax bill recently?  Not sure if they’re staggered out to homeowners individually, or there’s some shotgun style they do them all in, but either way ours just came in and it almost gave me a heart attack!  I mean, I know that our home value’s been going down or at least leveling off over time, but this number seems pretty […]

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Net Worth June: $214,025.67 – Down $5k but Hangin’ In

July 6, 2011

Yup – another month down  a bit. It’s never fun, but at least it helps me appreciate the UPs :)  I kinda miss the days of $10k-$15k increases! But we’re entering the months of limited income now that the Summer’s here, so I’m afraid they won’t be back for a while now. The wifey doesn’t have her Teaching Assistantship over the break, and the online […]

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A Date With The IRS

June 30, 2011

OH my gosh this was too funny to pass up. And before you ask – yes, it’s real :) Here’s a clip from the email I got… way to capture my attention SpringWell Financial! (I know, this sounds like a paid advertisement but I assure you it’s not.  This is called clever marketing – you make me laugh and I want to share it with […]

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My New Life w/ Quarterly Taxes. Ugh.

April 19, 2011

So yeah, I finally found something annoying about self-employment:  paying your own taxes! I all of a sudden have a higher appreciation for all those HR departments out there — y’all make it so EASY for us!! :)  And even though I knew this fateful day would eventually come, I still have to begrudgingly accept it since it means dishing out *thousands* of dollars only […]

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Taxes, TVs and Justin Bieber

February 24, 2011

(Guest post by my kid brother, T. Penny – who thinks debt is like kissing your sister (err… our sister?) and who blames his baldness on Bank of America ) It beckons me like a glazed donut to a glossy-eyed fat kid. There it sits, all pretty and shiny on its shelf, the McDonald’s-red discount sticker winking at me something fierce. Yes, I’m aware it’s […]

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