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A Quick Trick to Reduce Your Tax Liability
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Tax Time is Over. Maybe.
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How To Save (and Pay) for College
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Saving in the Military

A Quick Trick to Reduce Your Tax Liability

Considering The Tax Shelter

Now that most folks are recovering from tax time there may be some individuals that paid an excessive amount of tax to Uncle Sam and are looking for ways to reduce their tax liability for next year. This post will be short and sweet, but hopefully it will drive a few points home.

The best way to explain this is through an example. Let’s say that Mary and her husband Paul both work and file their taxes jointly. Their tax liability for 2013 was $4,000 – meaning that’s the amount of the check they wrote to the IRS. Needless to …

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Tax Time is Over. Maybe.

For most folks tomorrow marks the one week anniversary of filing their 2014 tax return. Not much needs to be done after they’ve filed except for deciding to have more withheld in 2014 for those folks who had to write a check to Uncle Sam or deciding what to do with the refund (hint: put it in an IRA) for those folks who got a refund.

What happens when the return may have been submitted with mistakes or perhaps costly errors? Generally, if the error is minor the IRS will correct errors or accept returns without certain forms or schedules …

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How To Save (and Pay) for College

Saving for college is a priority among many parents. Often we are asked about the right savings vehicle for college education. There are a few that parents can choose from between Coverdell ESAs, prepaid tuition and 529 college savings savings plans.

We’ll discuss the 529 plan here. The 529 plan is essentially a college savings vehicle very similar to an IRA or an employer-sponsored plan. Depending on the state you live in your state may have a 529 plan that will have access to stock and bond mutual funds and or a pre-determined mix that will invest the money and …

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Saving in the Military

If you or a loved one are in the military and are about to be deployed you may be able to take advantage of a special savings account that is specifically for our Armed Forces members that are deployed in a combat area.

The Savings Deposit Program (SDP) is a unique savings account for service members that are deployed in combat zones and allows the service member to allocate some, most, and in some cases all of their combat pay to a savings account. The maximum that can be contributed to the savings account is $10,000 per deployment and that …

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