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    Budget or Move It!

    Back Stage asked three actors to track their spending for one month to see how they're faring. A pair of financial experts then offered advice on how these ambitious thespians can best attain their financial goals.

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    Who Can I Trust to Help Me With Filing Taxes?

    I am sure that a significant number of readers will try to prepare their own return this year using computer software. If you do, you won't be alone.

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    New Way to Deal with Credit Card Debt

    As the recession continues and companies cut costs, the consequences for actors are acutely felt: fewer productions, fewer auditions, and fewer bucks coming in.

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    Getting an Extension

    There continues to be the perception that getting an extension allows you to put off both filing your tax return and paying your taxes until the extension deadline of Oct. 15. It's not so.

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    Bargains in Los Angeles

    Yes, the recession has prompted L.A. actors to be ever more intrepid. Try these bargains, or contact us and let us know what else you've been doing to save money.

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    If You Hear From the IRS

    Everybody dreads getting mail from the Internal Revenue Service. If you do, never hesitate to open it. You would be surprised how many taxpayers put the envelope aside out of fear.

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    Financing Your Dream

    Unless you were born into wealth and your parents can afford to send you to whatever school you choose, you'll need to explore all your options for paying tuition, room and board, and incidental expenses.

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    Plan for Your Taxes Now

    If you just put a little thought into preparing for tax season now, you may be able to take steps that will put some extra money in your pocket next year.

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    Bargains in New York

    Even when the economy is good, actors can use bargains. Here are some favorites of the Back Stage staff.

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    Reporting Your Income

    One of the most important forms you will need for filing your taxes is your W-2 form. Your employer is required by law to provide you with a statement of your earnings and taxes withheld. This statement comes in the form of a W-2, which must be provided to you ...