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Tax Prep Software That is Easy to Use

I started doing my own taxes online when my accountant wanted to almost double the fees for doing them every year. I knew that it was really as simple as plugging some numbers into a software program, so I did not see why I should pay someone else my hard earned money when I can do the same thing myself. I know that it really does involve more than just plugging a few numbers in here and there, but I also found a cheap tax preparation software for professionals that makes it even that much easier to do on my own.

I cannot do anyone else’s taxes with it, but I figure that it is well worth the cost to do mine. What I paid my accountant for just a couple of years, I now have the software to be able to do it on my own. The support that I get from the company that designed the tax prep software program is really nice too. [Read more →]

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September 13, 2018   Comments Off

Searching for an Affordable House

So I am trying to figure out how much money I would need to put a down payment on a house. Of course I am not talking about the sort of home you would need if you had a wife and three kids. It is just me by myself, although I was thinking that perhaps if I got a good deal, perhaps I could rent out a room to a suitable tenant. That would fit in with the lean finance plan I have been using to try to save up money. For well over a year I have been focused on saving my money and to that end I have been putting aside a lot of my favorite things. It is pretty hard to keep a girlfriend when you are really trying to not spend any money obviously. [Read more →]

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July 6, 2016   Comments Off

I Have Been Working for This Woman

I was pretty surprised when I realized that she owned the house, this girl has probably not been out of college for more than a couple of jobs. However she has a lot of skill in this sort of software and she makes a huge amount of money on that. She is doing some other stuff on the side, which she explained to me when she, myself and her dog were eating steaks and baked potatoes. She explained it and showed me something called a 2018 brand new 7 figure cycle training review everything exposed. [Read more →]

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December 15, 2017   Comments Off

An Inherited Property Pays off Big Time

I inherited a piece of land in Canada that was zoned for commercial purposes. I did not know what to do with it until a real estate developer asked me if I would like to sell it. I could have taken the easy way and just sold it for a nice profit. However, I inquired about the plans for the property, and it was going to be developed into a retail space. An anchor store already wanted to do a long-term lease. I looked into construction financing in Toronto to find out if I could swing having the property developed.

All it really took was a lot of phone calls, a couple of trips to Canada, filling out a lot of forms and making sure every one did their part. The anchor store had specific needs for its retail space. The rest of the development would be a mix of small, medium and larger retail spaces. [Read more →]

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December 2, 2017   Comments Off

I Needed to Face Facts and Get Some Help

It took me awhile to realize that my only hope of making things right again was to get the help of a Los Angeles tax attorney so that I would not make things even worse on my own. I had neglected to pay my taxes for over 5 years. The day that I received a letter stating that my payments from my clients would be garnished due to not paying taxes, I found myself incredibly embarrassed. I knew that letter meant that all of my clients had also received a copy of the same letter. I first wanted to stick my head in the sand and do nothing, but I also knew that I needed to figure out a solution.

The reason that I didn’t file a return for five years is because I was simply trying to make ends meet. When my wife first became pregnant, we were so happy. [Read more →]

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October 14, 2017   Comments Off

Finding Loan Funding to Start a New Business with No Employment Verification Required

I had good credit, but I do not like to jump through hoops to get a loan extended to me. I managed to go through the motions to get a bank loan when we went in for a mortgage. When my wife and I wanted to start a business, I decided to take our good credit and go for one of those no employment verification personal loans. Since I already ran a business that helped me establish a credit score over 700, I did not want to go through the bank’s routine of trying to figure out how I made my money and whether or not it was stable. Getting a loan that did not require employment verification was easier to do.

I am not talking about a small loan either. My credit score alone made me eligible for a little over $200,000 without having to prove employment. So many people today do not have traditional employment. [Read more →]

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September 8, 2017   Comments Off

I Learned How to Be More Responsible After a Recent Conversation with My Boyfriend

When my boyfriend found out that I wasn’t doing my taxes, he was not pleased about it. He asked me why I wasn’t doing something that everyone in the country needs to do. I sheepishly explained that I really didn’t know how to do my taxes. He explained that there is easy tax software available that anyone can use to make the whole process much more simple. I always thought that sort of thing was for people who make a lot of money or own a business. He explained that this wasn’t true, and then promptly went online and helped me to find some easy-to-use software that would help me.

I learned how to grow up a little after the tax conversation. [Read more →]

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September 8, 2017   Comments Off

I Wanted a Simple Way to Help Customers and Protect Myself, Too

I decided to become a veterinarian at a pretty young age because I wanted to help. There are a lot of doctors in the world who help humans. But I have always been a bit more connected to animals., plus, there are a lot of people that don’t want to be a vet because it doesn’t come with as much money as being a doctor for humans provides. Along the way, I have needed to find a debt collection process that works well because some of my clients take advantage of me when I offer payment plans for my services. The only other option was to not offer payment plans at all, and I don’t want that because it means I would be helping fewer pets.

A lot of different Veterinary businesses do not offer installment payment options to their customers. [Read more →]

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July 25, 2017   Comments Off

Insurance to Cover the Damage

One of my neighbors had a leaky roof that turned into something far worse. The water cause mold to grow and the wood began to rod. It was a good thing that he caught it in time, because the roof could have caved in at any time, and it could have possibly crushed anyone on the upper level at the time. Unfortunately, his home insurance didn’t cover roof damage, so he had to pay for it out of his pocket. Fearing a similar situation, I looked for Palatka home insurance that would cover any damage done to my roof.

Looking at the quotes from the insurance company, they were much better than what I was paying for insurance. [Read more →]

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July 21, 2017   Comments Off

My Son Committed Tax Fraud

When my son called me not long ago, I had no idea that he was going to break my heart with that conversation. He told me that he had found an easy way to make money at his job, and he continued on with doing it because easy money was just too hard to resist. However, the easy money came at a cost, which was ethics and morals. He was in trouble, and he asked me if I could find him the best tax lawyer in NYC. Even though I was disappointed that he had tried to make a better living by being dishonest, I will always love him.

I already knew that the best attorney could be found at Selig and Associates. I had seen advertisements, plus I had read about them in the news now and again. I wasted no time in getting my son an appointment with them, and I even offered to go with him. He refused though, and I think that was mostly because of shame. He thought that by claiming a few jobs on his company taxes, no one would find out. [Read more →]

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June 26, 2017   Comments Off

We Needed to Have Renters Insurance

When my husband and I decided to move south, we already knew we wanted Florida to be our new home state. We had both lived in Florida in the past, and we both missed it something terrible. Also, the northern winters had beaten us up pretty bad, so we were ready for some sunshine year round. We knew that we wanted to live there, but we had trouble finding the home of our dreams. We finally decided to rent for a year as long as we could find affordable Florida home insurance for renters.

If we could do that, then we would take our time and look for a place that we could buy. [Read more →]

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May 15, 2017   Comments Off

This is the Perfect Insurance Agency

I moved to Florida a few months ago, and I had to take care of a lot of things since I lived in a different state prior to the move. One thing that I put off until last was looking for new auto insurance in Niceville because this was a task that I was just not looking forward to doing. I have never had good luck in the past, and I knew that I was not going to have good luck this time around either. Well, this is one time that I am really glad that I was wrong.

I knew that it was going to be easier to look online, because that would make it so I would not have to talk to a bunch of insurance agents that wanted to push their own agenda on me rather than giving me what I wanted. I know that they are in business to make money, but I am trying to save as much money as I can, and I just don’t like feeling pressured. [Read more →]

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May 14, 2017   Comments Off

Navajo Nation Scholarship Provides a Way to Give Back to Many

While attending college in Arizona, my roommate was this incredibly intelligent young woman who also happened to be a Navajo native American. She was attending school thanks to a navajo nation scholarship and in return, she had pledged that she would return to her native Navajo land and pass on the education, skills and abilities she had learned while at the university.

While most I knew in college had big dreams of moving away from their hometowns and living on their own, my roommate told me it was an honor and an easy choice to make the commitment required for the scholarship, as not only was her college education paid for, but she had a strong desire to return to her home and help improve life for her large family.

I did not understand just how abundant that family was until she took me home for a weekend and I got to experience the Navajo Nation community she had grown up in firsthand. Family, to my roommate, extended well beyond her own mother, father and siblings, but went well into the entire community. I don’t think we passed a single person who did not greet my roommate by name and with a hug and were so very welcoming of me into their community as well.

I enjoyed a wonderful weekend, was more than well-fed, learned about many of the traditions and beliefs of the Navajo people and felt truly cared for by my roommate’s family and friends. It truly felt like home to me and it gave me much more understanding as to why my roommate wanted to return after graduation as well. My roommate wanted to do well in school not only to make her family and community proud, but to bring back something of value to her community to help it grow and thrive as well.

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April 3, 2017   Comments Off

I Had Gold Coins and Broken Jewelry from Metal Detecting That I Wanted to Sell

I have had some coins since I was a young child. I have always been into using a metal detector. I got pretty good at finding things at places where the public would gather, and I had a reputation of not leaving any marks on the ground. Private property owners then let me hunt for things. I would split finds with them. If it was only one item, I would sell it and split the money. Some of the old coins were worth a lot, so I was looking for gold coin dealers in Nashville to sell a few for the highest return to me.

Gold keeps going up. I had jewelry pieces made of gold too. I would find all kinds of things from rings to watches. [Read more →]

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January 5, 2017   Comments Off

Being My Own Boss Became My Biggest Goal

As someone who has always been good with numbers, my dad recommended that I go to school to become an accountant. I didn’t really think of anything else I should do, so I followed his advice. However, after about 3 years worth of school, I realized that becoming an accountant did not really appeal to me. There was no way that I was going to throw away the schooling that I had already worked hard for, so I decided to finish my degree. In my 4th year, I realized I was interested in starting a tax business of my own. I wasn’t thinking of owning a big place with hundreds of employees. I simply wanted to start out on my own and see where that led.

I was really grateful to get through my last year of college. I figured that if I really needed to change my major to something else, I could do that after I graduated. [Read more →]

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December 16, 2016   Comments Off

Went to Talk with My CPA

Like anyone I am interested in all of the tax relief that I can get, but I am worried that the last guy who was doing my taxes may have been a lot more brave than he needed to be. You want to walk up to the line and look at it really hard, but you do not want to cross over it. You definitely do not want to do the sorts of things which makes the IRS want to look really closely at you. That is such a big pain in the butt that there is not any profit in risking it. More to the point, life is short and you want to enjoy it as much as you can. That is really hard when you have the government crawling up in your business half of your life. [Read more →]

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September 2, 2016   Comments Off