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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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    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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    Time To Change?

    In a few more days, we'll have a brand new president. Whether it's going to be for the good or bad depends on how you feel about many things. We can be fairly sure he'll propose some changes to the tax laws and other financial administrative matters ...

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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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    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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    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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    Income Comes First

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