Taxes


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So, About That Surcharge

In searching the internet, I came across an old but good Facebook note written by the Defense Commissary Agency.  Lots of people have questions about…



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12 February 2011 Weekend Roundup

I am certain I could spent my entire day looking at interesting stuff on the internet.  Some things that particular interested me this week include:…




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More Questions about Deductible Expenses

After writing Can I Deduct My Uniform Costs on My Income Tax Return?, I’ve gotten more questions and comments about other items that may or…



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Why Withholding Will Go Up This Year

Warning:  paycheck info ahead, and it might a little confusing.  Get a cup of coffee and work through this with me so that you understand…


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8 January 2011 Weekend Roundup

Loving all the good stuff on the internet this week!  I spent way too much time reading articles, and leaving tabs open for later.  I’ve…


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Five Things to Do With A Bigger Paycheck

Update:  I have completely revised this article to account for the expiration of the 2010 Making Work Pay Credit. Okay, I can hear the screaming…


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Trying to File Early? Don’t Do It!

I know that lots of people are in a rush to file their federal tax returns quickly, especially if they are expecting a large overpayment…


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Anticipating W-2s

I’ve seen lots of questions on the message boards regarding the release of the 2010 W-2s.  W-2s are accessed via the MyPay system.  From the…


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20 November 2010 Weekend Roundup

Some of the best from around the internet this week: Absolutely worthy of its own post, Jeff Rose rocks the good decisions in How My…


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Quotable: Thomas Paine

“Public money ought to be touched with the most scrupulous conscientiousness of honor.  It is not the product of riches only, but of the hard…


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Working as a Commissary Bagger

Walking across base today, I saw a notice on a bulletin board:  Full Time Baggers Needed at the Commissary.  This notice got me thinking about…


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23 August 2010 Military Report

From the Military.com Military Report, update financial news for the military, veterans and their families: AAFES Fixes Credit Card Billing Errors – A processing error…


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Keeping Record & Filing Straight

I’m curious, folks, how you organize and move your financial records and important papers.  Over the years, my filing system has evolved from file folders,…


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05 April 2010 Military Report

The April 5, 2010 Military Report includes the following personal finance items: 5 Tips to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing – Doing your taxes…well…sucks. It’s…


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Domicile and Residence, A MSRRA Issue

One of the most confusing aspects of the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act is the idea of residency, or domicile.  From Merriam-Webster.com, the definition of…