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TurboTax 2009 online deals

This is a roundup of the current promotions on the online version of TurboTax tax preparation software, the kind of software I have used for several years and will use this time as well.

Pick the type that fits your needs (Basic, Deluxe, Premier, or Home & Business), compare the prices below, and use the link to go to the promotion page. Bookmark it and make sure to use the same link every time you go back to continue your taxes.

It looks like I will go with Fidelity or USAA again this year. I need Home and Business (both federal and state) and these companies offer the best discount combination. Please tell me which software you use. Also comment if you know any other on-going TurboTax promotion and I will update this blog post.

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Record keeping, what papers to toss and when?

pile-of-papersOne could say I am very meticulous as far as record keeping goes. I try to keep every more or less important paper document (receipts including) and over the past years several boxes have stocked up my basement storage space, all filled with records. I have a feeling however that I am overdoing it and the time has come to revise my record keeping strategy.

It is good to have a systematic approach and moderation is the key. If you try to keep all papers then finding the right one will be increasingly difficult, on the other hand you don’t want to be missing some important document either since it could end up costing you time and money. So what is this minimum that you need to maintain?

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