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 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: TurboTax or TaxCut?

Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:35 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 5362


I have experimented with both Taxcut and Turbotax. Both years I have done that, Turbotax has yielded a higher refund than Taxcut. I also find Taxcut a bit of a pain, since it doesn't have you enter data by form or by box of the forms. For example, I have a 1098-T for tuition, with values in box one ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Paying credit cards in full monthly...

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:25 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 5830


Ryuns wrote:
Both of my credit cards get paid online and I just pay them ON the actual due date. It's not considered late.


As long as the due date isn't Sunday or a holiday, right? Some companies may not ding you for that, but others might (and have for me.) I pay mine a day or two before it's due.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Saving Money in 2009!

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:45 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 5262


It feels like there just isn't that much left I can cut. I could cut charitable giving and reduce the number of trips back home to see my parents and friends, and I would if I lost my job or faced a major emergency, but I feel like doing either if I don't have to would just be depressing. There are...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Past Due Notice - For Someone Else of the Same Name?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:04 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1542


I just received a past due notice for someone of the same name, but in a different state. I fear they might send this to a collection agency, come after me, and mar my credit. Should I do anything about it? More Details: It's for garbage collection in Yucca Valley, California. They somehow found my ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Is never having a credit card an option?

 Post subject: Job and Insurance
Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:24 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 6885


Remember: potential employers may check your credit before hiring you to determine whether you are a potential security risk. Insurance companies may also check your credit before insuring you, or renewing your coverage.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: How much SHOULD you pay in taxes?

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:57 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 10285


Quote:
Or is there something wrong with "the system"?


Maybe they get fed too well in prison? :)

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Presidential Choice?

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:28 am 

Replies: 60
Views: 17422


There is no universally accepted definition of democracy, however most of them include the US system and I'm not sure how the semantics of the issue change the validity of my point. If you truly believe that the power of the US government is not fully derived from the people it governs then that's ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Presidential Choice?

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:17 am 

Replies: 60
Views: 17422


Cleverbeans wrote:
I don't see anything immoral about enjoying the benefits of a democratically founded social program.


Which programs were founded democratically? I thought we live in a Republic where our elected leaders create laws, not the people through a democratic process.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Presidential Choice?

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:46 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 17422


I voted for Obama. I think every citizen deserves to have access to the basic needs of life - food, clothing, shelter, healthcare. I don't mind paying taxes to help people less fortunate than me have these things. I cannot be swayed to think otherwise; this is fundamental to my belief system and th...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Presidential Choice?

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:45 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 17422


I believe a study was done recently that showed those concerned about national security favor McCain, while those concerned about their wallets favor Obama. So I suspect most on this site will vote for the O.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: New Mattress = $$$; Advice?

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:33 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 7316


One thing I've learned about mattresses and furniture: they're marked up about 4x from the cost the store pays (our friends are in the mattress/furniture business.) We got a king mattress with a sticker price of $1899 (before tax, shipping, matress pad, etc) for $1000 delivered. We simply explained ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: How much SHOULD you pay in taxes?

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:35 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 10285


how much do you think you SHOULD pay in taxes (all taxes combined....federal, state, fees, etc)? We should pay what it costs to run the government. The big problem is how the government spends our money. I think the federal government should only provide the services set forth in the constitution (...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: No more 401k plans; Social Security Part 2

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:33 pm 

Replies: 102
Views: 21334


Woodchuck312 wrote:
please show me an example of a better less socialist country that is as rich and powerful as our own.


Singapore? Hong Kong (obviously pre-commie takeover)?

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: How to find inexpensive activities for kids?

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:06 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 3004


If you live near or in an urban area, many museums have a free day every month. Here I think it's the first Thursday of the month.
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