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The Truth: What Obama and McCain won’t tell you about your money

After watching the debate tonight, I figured I'd translate what both candidates were saying. Sorry I'm not as politically correct as them, but I hope this is informative. Things will get a lot harder before they get better. All the predictions about the recovery taking until "at least the end of the year" are horseshit. In truth, nobody knows, but ...

Read this if you’re running late on your taxes

If you're running late filing your taxes, don't worry. Get an automatic 6-month extension by filing a simple IRS form. And if you still haven't picked up a copy of the 2008 Tax Makeover Guide, check it out here: * * * My college roommate JRK sends me some interesting thoughts about the upcoming government tax rebates from an MIT report. As usual, ...

Why you should be happy to get a tax refund, not guilty

When it comes to be tax time, people love to start throwing around phrases that enrage me and make me wish to become a cartoon hero that points at someone and ejects a roll of duct tape towards their mouths to silence them. In my dreams, I would be a cross between Spiderman and a librarian. Anyway, how often have ...

Guest post: College students, could your parents save on taxes?

[From Ramit: Yesterday, Todd wrote about what to do before you file your taxes. Today, this article is specifically for college students. I know, I know. You feel guilty because your parents are paying thousands every semester while you're busy napping all day and trying to spit game at the girl next door. And failing. Your parents may be able ...

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Guest post: Read this before you file your income taxes!

[Update: Roth IRA amounts corrected below.] [From Ramit: Since tax season is here, I wanted to write something about the tax issues we face. But since I'm not an expert, I've typically turned to guest posters to help. Last year, David Bergstein answered your tax questions. This year, I've invited Todd Doerr to guest-post for the next three days. Over ...

Lots of answers about taxes and retirement from David Bergstein, CPA

[Update]: David Bergstein edited his answer to #4 below. Here is post 3 of 3 from David Bergstein, professional tax analyst and CPA. Below is an overview of how to think about taxes generally, then David's answers to specific questions from iwillteachyoutoberich readers on this post. See David's previous posts here and here. A special thanks for David and Mary ...