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Financial Advice

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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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    Five Inexpensive Ways to Help Your Acting Career

    You know the biggest expenses an actor has: classes, headshots, union dues, online casting services, and post cards and other marketing materials. So try the following inexpensive ways to move your career along.

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    The Top 10 Acting Deductions to Take

    How to be smart about your tax deductions to save some cash and make your money go further.

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    The Wisest Investments You Can Make In Your Career

    When actors think of investments, visions of dollar signs tend to flash before their eyes. Yet, some of the best career moves are less about money and more about critical thinking, savvy strategy, and a willingness to take chances.

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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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    Valid Deductions

    This week let's look at the specific acting-related expenses you are allowed to write off on your tax return.

  • Advice

    Just Say No

    Wait a minute, you say. These sound like reasonable expenses. Why aren't they valid? Simple. All the above expenses aren't deductible because everyone has them.

  • Advice

    Don't Cheat Yourself or the IRS

    Every year, we are confronted by actors who either didn't know about or simply disregarded the advice to keep their receipts and records.

  • Advice

    Cities Can Give You the Business

    A number of cities across the country have instituted a business tax that applies to individuals who receive cash income.

  • Advice

    If the IRS Calls

    There are numerous reasons why the Internal Revenue Service may contact you throughout the year, so if you receive an IRS missive in the mail, don't panic.