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Weekend Links – Tax Questions Answered Edition

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HR Block sent me a link to a promotion that they are running. Specifically they are allowing you to ask a tax advisor questions for free through Jan 31st. I'm going to test them with a question that has puzzled few other tax advisors I've talked to in the past. It's a very specific question with regard to our military status. The best answer I get is that it's a gray area.

And now for the links I liked this week:

Golbguru seems to back blogging regularly again. He writes a good article about a $2500 car for sale in India. It's an interesting point that if this takes off in India oil prices are going to skyrocket.

Money Smart Life writes about ebay taxes.

Free Money Finance highlights an article about a customer stealing when not being helped at a store. When I'm being obviously ignored and the staff isn't rushed, I simply go behind the counter and pretend to ring up the item myself. You'll be surprised how quickly someone comes up and says, "Can I help you?"

The Sun's Financial Diary reviews his electricity and oil usage.

The Digerati Life, after catching a bit of a bug, asks Do you go to work sick? I admit that I used to, but I stopped in the last year. Earlier this week, I was sick, but working from home didn't pose a problem.

Generation X Finance writes about current market conditions encouraging financial mistakes. It's times like this where it would be great to have some cash on the sidelines to buy into the market.

No Credit Needed has fully funded his Roth IRA for 2008. I made some mistakes in the last year and still haven't funded 2007's IRA yet. I need to get that done soon.

Blueprint for Financial Prosperity gives us four ways to make it hard to spend money. I'm very good at making it a game. However, it's getting easier for me to spend money lately. More on that this week.

Mighty Bargain Hunter reviews Larry Winget's book, You're Broke Because You Want to Be. I have this book sitting on my bookshelf, but I'm not sure when I'll get around to reading it.

Five Cent Nickel writes about the Registered Traveler program. I've been hoping that my wife's government job will spring for the program for her. She travels 1-2 weeks a month, often from SFO which is one of the airports that's in the program.

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2 Responses to “Weekend Links – Tax Questions Answered Edition”

  1. bubba says:

    Good idea funding the ROTH up front for this year, especially since the markets are bound to hit bottom soon. We do auto drafts each month to automatically fully fund our ROTH’s, but since you can’t really time your purchases with the market, this doesn’t necessarily work out great for the year. I’m going to definitely consider doing that this year.

    Also, don’t forget that ROTH limits have increased this year as well.

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