Money Matters for All Ages: The Complete Guide

Posted by Madison on January 26, 2008

Sixteen personal finance writers put together an outstanding guide of finance material that spans a lifetime in the Money Matters for All Ages series. The entire series is also available to download in a free e-book. Here’s the highlights:

Investment Snowflaking

Posted by Madison on January 25, 2008

Debt snowflaking is a successful technique to get out of debt. In addition to the fixed amount that you have planned each month, you apply all the extra money you find to paydown your debt faster. It’s an extension of the snowball method and snowball calculator. Investment Snowflaking I didn’t want the investing crowd to be left […]

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IRS Agent Answers More Tax Questions

Posted by Madison on January 23, 2008

Last minute tax questions? Ask an IRS agent directly!

Organize & Prepare: Do Your Taxes Quickly

Posted by Madison on January 17, 2008

I’ve come up with an easy strategy to take the pain out of doing our taxes. We have lots of accounts, but doing our taxes is actually relatively easy based on some simple organization techniques. Replacing all the forms and data with one list makes the process quick and easy. Here’s how I organize our tax work […]

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Free Online Efiling

Posted by Madison on December 23, 2007

In a recent carnival roundup, Steward mentioned that the IRS is offering free efiling for those who made less than $54,000 in 2007. Here’s some details about the program from the IRS: 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Posted by Madison on December 14, 2007

I have mentioned before that I have completed tax returns for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). If your are wondering what it is all about, here’s more information about the program:

2007 Tax Information

Posted by Madison on December 11, 2007

Finishing up your taxes? Here’s the 2007 tax limits, credits, exemptions, deductions, phase-out and exclusion numbers all in one place!

Closet, Reader Goal Update

Posted by Madison on November 24, 2007

Last week in Taxes, My Closet, and Reader Goal I created the goal of getting 150 readers per day. As incentive, if the average visitor count makes it over 150, I will donate that many items from my closet! How did we do? Results The average number of visitors for the week of November 15-21 […]

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End of Year Tax Planning and Finance Checklist

Posted by Madison on November 21, 2007

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to think about any last minute tax strategies. At the same time, I have a checklist of things to prepare for the upcoming year. It’s more efficient to do them at the same time as many of the strategies impact calculations for next year.

Taxes, My Closet, and Reader Goal

Posted by Madison on November 14, 2007

What do taxes and my closet have to do with readers? They are all part of my goals before year end. Why not combine them into one goal? I’m going to match the number of readers in clothing donations!