Another Friday, another set of finance links. If you’re a procrastinator and haven’t started preparing your taxes yet you better get on it! You only have a little over two weeks to get things done in time. Remember, the tax filing deadline is April 15th. You can still file an extension to give yourself more time, but remember, that doesn’t give you an extension on paying what you think you’ll owe.
I’ve gathered almost all of the required information to do our taxes this year. I recently moved from preparing them myself with tax software and hired a CPA to help. It’s been worth every penny. I meet with her next week to go over everything and hopefully put a plan in place for 2010. We had a lot of major life changes over the past year so I need all the help I can get when it comes to my taxes. But if you’re still doing taxes on your own you might want to take advantage of some of the deals on TurboTax and H&R Block at Home.
13 Tax Deductions You Don’t Want to Miss – As I was just talking about, taxes are due soon and those who owe money usually wait to file. If you’re one of them, you obviously want all the deductions you’re entitled to. Here are 13 deductions you sure don’t want to miss.
Debt Settlement Pros & Cons To Consider Before Settling Your Debts – Settling your debt can seem like a good idea to break free from the cycle of debt, but it isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. There are some significant repercussions that might not make it the best idea.
Tools That Made Our House Hunting Easier – We were lucky when we bought our house last year since there were a lot of deals, we knew exactly what we wanted, and what area we wanted to live in. We literally found the perfect house in about a week. You may not be as lucky, so here are some tools to make your house hunting easier.
Making Money in Real Estate – Hahaha, make money? In real estate? These days that seems impossible, but there are still opportunities out there. Especially if you bought recently at the lows and will hold onto the property for a long time. Money is sure to be made again.
Nobody Wants a Million Dollars Reviewed – Nobody wants a million dollars? No way, I do! Oh, it’s just the name of a book that Lazy Man recently reviewed. Check it out. I think it’s one I’m going to add to my reading list.
Tricks Stores Use To Get Us To Overpay – Hard to believe stores use tricks to get us to pay more for something than we really should, right? I think we all know that sales aren’t always really sales, but here are some other tricks stores use.
9 Reasons International Business Travel Was Fun…Back Then – If you do any traveling for business I think you’ll agree with Steve in his latest posting. Business travel just isn’t what it used to be.
Free H&R Block at Home Software! – If you’re a TaxCut fan, here’s your chance to possibly win a free copy of the new H&R Block at Home. Only a few days left so go enter today.
A Letter to the Future Me – Have you ever thought about how your life would be different if 10 or 20 years ago you knew what you know now? A fun exercise is to write a letter to yourself, even if you can’t go back and time and give it to your younger self. That’s just what Studenomics has done.
Five iPhone Apps That Help Save You Money – Have an iPhone? There are plenty of apps out there that can help you save money. Here are five must-haves.
How Long Should I Keep Financial Documents? – People always tell you that you should keep important financial documents, but what ones should you keep? And for how long? Here’s a good guide to get you started.
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About the Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and spent a few years working as a financial planner. Today, he helps people make the most of their money by writing about personal finance here and elsewhere on the web. Jeremy is also Coach at Adaptu and a regular contributor for other publications such as Intuit, and American Express. Be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter or Google+.