Category: taxes


American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Benefits For 2009.

Thanks to my trusty T. Rowe Price monthly newsletter for putting all the information I was wondering about in one place! The 2009 American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, designed and implemented to try to help get America moving forward again, has a bunch of different aspects to it that help out individual taxpayers that you […]


Give Yourself A Mid-Year Paycheck Increase.

Now that we are about 1/2 way through 2009, it’s time to adjust the withholding numbers on your paycheck, says Most of us pay the majority of our taxes due in the 1/2 half of the year, which means that if you leave your withholding at the same level for the second 1/2 of […]


Adding Up All Those Fees, Charges, And Taxes.

I am not talking about income tax – that’s an entirely different subject and one I don’t want to get into here. I am OK with paying taxes; I understand that is how society works and stays in business. But what I want to talk about in this post are the fees, taxes, charges, etc. […]


1st Quarter Estimated Taxes Are Due Tomorrow, April 15.

And I am paying mine online with a credit card by using again, in order to get a few more rail miles in my Amtrak Guest Rewards account. Since my estimated Federal payment is almost $3,000, that’s an additional 3,000 miles towards a free bedroom upgrade on Amtrak. In just one year of making […]


I Owe, I Owe, It’s Off…Oh Forget It, I Owe The IRS Money. Again.

So, my taxes are being filed this week – and I owe money again. Granted, I would rather owe money than get a refund, for sure, as that would mean I gave the government use of my money interest-free all year long! Being self-employed certainly has its benefits in terms of working when I want […]

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