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    Audit- Da-Fé

    I am sure you are aware that the Internal Revenue Service audits tax returns. This is just to make sure we are telling the truth on our returns. The IRS uses these audits to collect data on how honest the public is in filing its tax returns. If there are ...

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    Unemployment Lines

    Between jobs? Here are some things you should know regarding your taxes and not being employed.

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    Saver the Feeling

    It is time to save money for yourself and have Uncle Sam help you with your savings account by giving you a credit for money you have "invested" in yourself. The Internal Revenue Service has come up with a good deal for those of us who can put some money ...

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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 ...

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    Sick Savings

    In the category of medical expenses, just about every dollar you spend can be deducted, but there are some exceptions and income limitations to consider. All doctors' visits are deductible: medical doctors, dentists, eye doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and even acupuncturists.

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    Taking Control

    Welcome to the Actor's Finance Workshop. For the next eight weeks, this column will explore the basics of personal finance.

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    Warm in the Winter Years

    You've worked so hard, you've had a good life, you are ready to relax a bit and enjoy yourself. But wait! You have nothing to retire on. You've not had a plan in place.

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    You Gotta Have a Plan

    If you have been following the last five weeks of this series and acting on the tasks outlined in each article, you now have an arsenal of information at your fingertips. You know your net worth, you have a budget, you understand the availability of investment and retirement options, and ...

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    Facing the Fear

    We have been exploring aspects of personal finance that have to do with savings, growth, and the future. However, this week's subject, debt reduction, is by far the most important regarding any financial plan that you will create for yourself.

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    Income Comes First

    What began seven years ago as a play-reading group among East Coast transplants has evolved into something, well, big.