This post is part of the TaxAct #DIYtaxes blog tour which empowers you to take ownership of your finances by doing your own taxes. TaxAct provides the tools and guidance to help you confidently file your taxes easy and fast. Do your own taxes today at TaxAct.com. You got this. When I was sixteen, I got a part-time […]
Each time you start a new job, you are required to submit a W-4 and I-9 form. Those forms tell your employer how much tax to deduct from each paycheck and verify that you are a legal US resident who can take a job. Most of us only spend a few minutes on those forms but don’t understand the long term ramifications.
Tax day is approaching quickly, and if you don’t have your taxes done, it’s time to get started! I use a few simple strategies to make my tax preparation easy. Getting everything in order ahead of time will make filing your taxes simple, quick, and painless. If you are a finance nerd like me, it […]
Happy March everyone! Spring is on the horizon and I have so many travels and adventures coming up as well. Join me as we decode my February online earnings, investment performance, and tips on joining in on the profits and fun.
As a small business owner with a growing income, you can take advantage of one of the greatest parts of being an American – writing off expenses to lower your tax bill! I save thousands of dollars each year by knowing the rules of what I can write off, and if you are missing out, […]
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I spent the first half of the week in sunny Santa Barbara, California and the second half of the week in Palm Desert. I had a great time with my California in-laws and I’m excited for two trips this month, to visit my Grandma in Kansas City and […]
So for those of you who missed the memo, I’m married now. While I can hear the hearts of single women around the world breaking as these words are read, I have something else churning in my mind. I have to change how I file my taxes. This whole married money thing has been going […]
I remember every first day of work I’ve ever had. That feeling of nervousness and excitement. Knowing that I have a great opportunity in front of me and an opportunity to prove myself for future promotions and career growth. New passwords and logins. Meeting new people. And, oh yeah, paperwork.
I used to enjoy doing our taxes. I know, I’m a dork, but I genuinely liked sitting down at the end of the year to see how everything shook out for the previous 12 months. We didn’t have anything too extravagant going on so it was fairly straightforward. That all changed once my wife and […]
This year, I received lots of forms for my tax filing. While most of us receive a W-2 from our main employer, any other income is usually reported with a variation of form 1099. Just like the W-2, a 1099 form is an integral part of your tax filing and ignoring them can lead to […]