TurboTax Free Tax Calculator

20. January 2011

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TurboTax Free Tax Calculator

TurboTax – TaxCaster 2010: Estimate your 2010 taxes for free. Most people wait until the last minute to do your taxes. I like to start as soon as possible just to get an idea of what I am in for. I have TurboTax 2010 Home & Business and have started mine. This free TaxCaster is [...]

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23. February 2010

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When will I receive my refund? 2010 IRS e-file Refund Chart

When will I receive my refund? 2010 IRS e-file Refund Chart

The IRS e-file refund chart is posting on the irs.gov website. The federal e-file is free, so if you choose to e-file, check the schedule to see when you will receive your return. I had to file by mail because I am filing for the first time homebuyer tax credit (FHBC).

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1. December 2009

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6 things you should do before 2010

by CharlesSchwab Manage your investments for potential tax savings It’s smart to think ahead—especially if your investments have fallen behind. If you decide to sell losing assets before year-end, you can use those capital losses to offset taxable capital gains. Review your portfolio Major market swings can cause your investment allocations to shift. By rebalancing, [...]

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19. September 2009

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How hard is your money working?

How hard is your money working?

I thought it would be interesting to share how I’ve been milking free money so far this year. Every little bit helps and you can see how all the interest and cash back add up. Here’s a list of my effortless income/savings on the side. Bank Name Type Amount Notes Ally Bank Interest $198.29 MMA [...]

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11. August 2009

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Ally Bank Review

Ally Bank Review

I have been a customer of this bank since 2006 when it was under GMAC. On May 15, 2009, GMAC relaunched its banking unit as Ally Bank. Since signing up, I have spread the good word to friends and family and have made them all happy. I first signed up for their Money Market Account, [...]

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21. July 2009

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Discover® More(SM) Card Review: What you need to know.

Discover® More(SM) Card Review: What you need to know.

Before getting any credit card you should read all the terms of use and all the fine print. I will highlight some of the things you should know about this cards cash back program before you decide to get it or not. From the marketing text the card sounds great: 5% Cashback Bonus® in categories [...]

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25. June 2009

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Less than $4 dollars away from an extra $50 dollars!: Update 1

Less than $4 dollars away from an extra $50 dollars!: Update 1

I was so close! I can’t believe I was this close and failed to reach $200 dollars in cash back rewards from Chase. A month ago I posted an article about how to save your cash back rewards because The Chase freedom card is no longer going to give the $50 dollar bonus for waiting [...]

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12. June 2009

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Chase skip-a-payment scam. Please share

Chase skip-a-payment scam. Please share

My credit card statement this month was different for the first time. I had a balance, but the minimum payment was zero dollars. This confused me. How can I have a balance and the minimum payment be zero? I didn’t think much of this and I thought it was a mistake. I setup my payment [...]

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27. May 2009

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Obama signs new Credit Card Bill. What does this really mean?

Over the past 6th months I’ve seen my credit card interest rates drop to as low as 9.24%, just to be raised again in anticipation of the new credit card bill passed by President Obama, the “Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act.” The bill is intended to help consumers against credit card interest rate [...]

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20. May 2009

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How to save your cash back bonus

As you may or may not know. The Chase Freedom card is changing terms on you. They will be getting rid of the triple rewards in the top 3 categories where you spend the most and switch to rolling categories where you will earn triple rewards throughout the year. They decide on the category, which [...]

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