Week in Review – Preparing for Tax Season

January 17, 2009 by  
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I am busy this weekend completing my IRS certification testing as a volunteer tax preparer in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) programs.  (More about that in a future post.)  Before I resume that painfully slow and detailed activity, I wanted to refer you to some other interesting personal finance reading that I came across this week:

The Smarter Wallet hit home by suggesting that we think about the financial costs of procrastination.  This is something I have a real problem with.  I work well when I am right up against a deadline but sometimes that can cost you, even if you meet the deadline.

In this era of serial layoffs, Musings on Money reminds us to do those things at work that help us rise above the average.

My Dollar Plan lists sixteen tasks that we can do ourselves to save money.  I remember when I did a lot of these as a matter of routine.  Now I don’t.  Time to reconsider.

My writing appeared in several blog carnivals this week:

Money Hacks Carnival #47

Festival of Frugality #160

Carnival of Money Stories #93

Well, back to testing.  Wish me luck and have a great weekend.

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