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Archive for the ‘Taxes’ Category:

Taxes are Due. Hurry or File an Extension

{ Posted on Apr 18 2011 by Marcus Alston }
I completed my 2010 taxes today (April 18, 2011) which is the deadline for filing your federal and states income tax returns this year.  Tax returns are normally due April 15, but this year April 15 was Emancipation Day in ...Read More »

Top 10 Things To Do with Your Tax Return

{ Posted on Feb 27 2011 by Marcus Alston }
The US economy seems to be turning around despite continued bad news abroad.  Consumers are tightening their belts and living smarter and spending wisely.  Here are 10 things you should do with your tax refund to continue to maximize your ...Read More »

2010 At A Financial Glance

{ Posted on Dec 31 2010 by Marcus Alston }
A lot happened in 2010 in the United States from a financial perspective.  Health care reform was passed, unemployment remained high, the housing market stayed in a funk, new credit card regulations were passed, etc. Here are a few highlights which ...Read More »

Payroll Tax Cuts Will Lead to Bigger Checks But Social Security Takes A Hit

{ Posted on Dec 27 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The President reached a tax-cut deal with congressional leaders earlier this December that includes extending the expiring “Bush Tax” cuts and unemployment benefits for another year.  The tax-cut deal also includes a "temporary" one-year social security payroll tax cut from ...Read More »

My Top Blog Posts from March and April 2010

{ Posted on May 02 2010 by Marcus Alston }
I started this personal finance blog at the end of March 2010 to share helpful financial information to others and have written quite a few articles since then.  Just in case you missed any of my blog posts or have ...Read More »

What We Can Learn from Pamela Anderson and Other Celebrities in Financial Trouble – Part 1 of 2

{ Posted on Apr 18 2010 by Marcus Alston }
The main stream media recently reported that Pamela Anderson is facing financial hardship and potential bankruptcy. For many of us, we find it hard to believe that celebrities are struggling financially since they appear to be so wealthy and ...Read More »

4 Tips if You Owe Money to the IRS

{ Posted on Apr 17 2010 by Marcus Alston }
Over 70% of tax filers get a tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) each year, but what do you do if you are among the 30% that do owe taxes? About 15 years ago I took the advice of ...Read More »

5 Things You Can Do with Your Tax Refund

{ Posted on Apr 16 2010 by Marcus Alston }
With more than 70% of tax filers typically receiving a tax refund and the average federal refund being just over $3,000, what should you do with your tax refund?  Below are 5 options to consider: 1.  Pay off High Interest ...Read More »

Tax Time. Should You Aim for a Refund?

{ Posted on Apr 12 2010 by Marcus Alston }
It’s that time of year again. Tax time.  Time to either do your taxes yourself or have them done.  Every year at this time, most people are either getting a refund or owe money.  The way my wife and ...Read More »