How to Make Extra Money with Your Brain

March 15, 2010

There are so many different ways to earn extra money with your brain, the best question isn’t how can you earn extra money but how can you earn the most money the fastest. The place to start is determining which of your skills or specialized knowledge you have that you could turn into extra income. […]

Flexible Spending Account Deadline

March 13, 2010

The flexible spending account deadline is one that you don’t want to miss if you still have funds from last year in your FSA.  As you’re probably well aware, you lose any money left in your flexible spending account that’s not spent by the FSA deadline. Flexible Spending Account Grace Period A few years ago […]

H&R Block at Home Software

March 11, 2010

H&R Block at Home is some of the best tax software available for consumers who want to prepare their own taxes.  I was able to ask Julie Markey, a Vice President at H&R Block, some questions about the software via email.  Julie’s the managing director of digital tax solutions so she’s very familiar with the software’s capabilities […]

Medical Expenses & Income Tax Deductions

March 10, 2010

Your medical expenses can be income tax deductions depending on how you file your taxes and how high your medical bills are. We all know that health care costs just keep going up, lets take a look at how you might be able to get tax deductions for these expenses. Tax Deduction Requirements In order […]

Should You Automate Your Finances?

March 9, 2010

As you might know I’m all about automating our finances. I make every effort to make our transactions live in the digital realm so they can happen automatically without us having to worry about them: – We pay our bills with online bill pay. I setup exception checkpoints so that if bills are larger than […]

QuickBooks Accounting Software = Small Business Relief!

March 8, 2010

QuickBooks is the best accounting software for procrastinators like me!  I spent part of Sunday working on my business financials for last year (which I should have done sooner) and QuickBooks made it easy for me to get my business accounts up to speed.  When I sat down yesterday morning I was dreading the process of creating all […]

Money, Money, Money

March 6, 2010

We covered money from a few different angles here on Money Smart Life last month.  As you’re probably aware, the primary focus was on taxes; however we did touch on some health insurance, retirement, and career topics as well.  Here’s a look at some of the articles from last month and after that I’ll talk […]

Tax Refund Status

March 4, 2010

How can you check on your IRS tax refund after you’ve filed your taxes and are waiting to get money back?  Below is a tax refund schedule from TaxACT that shows an approximation of when your refund check should be mailed or direct deposit put into your bank account based on the date range that […]

Overtime Exempt Employee vs Non-Exempt Employee

March 1, 2010

I’ve been an exempt employee ever since my first job out of college.  For a long time I didn’t really know the details about the labor laws behind exempt vs non-exempt; all I knew is that it meant I wasn’t paid overtime wages for all the late nights and long weekends that I worked. Once we […]

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