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Check your withholding

April 21st, 2005 at 08:28 pm

TurboTax reminded me again that my refund was really an "interest-free loan to the government." So I changed my withholding to reflect my giving, marital status, and dependents better than I had. As long as you have most of what you should be paying in taxes throughout the year (check the tax codes for an exact definition of "most of what you should be paying") then you can have more of your money at your disposal for saving, earning interest, spending, whatever.

Watch the prices at the checkout!

April 6th, 2005 at 11:07 pm

I recently got some composition books at a grocery store. They were a good price -- 59 cents apiece.

When I got them to checkout, the price was $1.39! I had someone go back to check the price. I got the items for 59 cents each, PLUS got one free because I caught their mistake!

It's good to try to keep a mental note of about hom much things cost as you go through the checkout. It can pay off!