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    Different Deductions

    Like men, all deductions are not equal. Some deductions reduce your income dollar for dollar, while other deductions have limitations and consequently have less value. Still other deductions create credits that either reduce your tax or put extra money in your pocket. In the next few weeks, we'll weave ...

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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.

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    December Decisions

    While you are planning your New Year's resolutions, focus on getting yourself financially healthy for the new year as well.

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    How Has the Recession Affected Your Career?

    "Like most actors, I survive financially from a balance of extra work and survival jobs. But when the work slowed down, I had to make tough choices." -- James Pass, Los Angeles

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    Deducing Deductions

    The Schedule A is the form commonly referred to as the Long Form. Actually the 1040 is the Long Form (the 1040A and the 1040EZ are the Short Forms) and the Schedule A is only one of more than 100 forms and schedules that can be attached to it. Schedule ...

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    Gettin' Ready Rag

    You only have a couple of weeks to get things done that could have a significant impact on your taxes for the past year.

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    The IRS on the Prowl

    Last month the IRS announced that the number of audited returns had increased by 11 percent over the previous year. But you usually can't get into trouble if you tell the truth and file your returns on time.

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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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    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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    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.