Category Archives: Taxes

JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #143-Spring cleaning with our finances

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What are some small things we can do to have a big impact on our finances Why physical de-cluttering saves us money How much of a refund are you receiving this year? Are … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #100-100 money thoughts from 100 lessons of the show

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Different format to the show today Sharing my thoughts from doing 100 lessons of the show Doing the podcast has taught me a lot about money How you can help show your support … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #68-Tip on how to reduce your taxes

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: Advertisers know what to do with your tax refund The three basic things to know about the tax systems Ways to lower your taxable income Tax credits you might qualify for … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #67-Breaking down some tax myths

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: Why taxes are so frustrating and confusing Is it wise to get a big tax refund? Explaining the tax system The difference between a deduction and a credit Tax software vs. … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-How to change your W-4

I’ve discussed often why getting a tax refund might not be such a great idea. The reason is pretty simple; getting an income tax refund from the IRS means that you have essentially overpaid your taxes for that year and … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #19 Delaying Marriage and Children to pay off debt?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: Young adults are putting off marriage and having children because of debt Should you wait to do those life events until you are debt free? Debt can limit your options, but … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #18 Surviving the Fiscal Cliff

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: How the “Fiscal Cliff” impacts your finances Who knows what will actually happen, but you need to be prepared Whatever does happen, don’t be caught off guard by it Year end … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Ways to get extra income-Have a garage sale!

One of the best ways to get your starter $1,000 emergency fund funded or get your debt snowball rolling is to have a garage sale. With spring in the air, now is the perfect time to clean house of items … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Your 2% raise is here for two more months!

Back in May I wrote about how every worker this year received what amounted to a 2% raise whether they knew it or not. The “raise” was really just a 2% reduction in employee paid social security tax in 2011 … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast-Wills, Extra Income, Yearly Goals, and Zero-Based Budget

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadListen to this episode Today we wrap up the Personal Finance A-Z series by discussing Wills, Extra income, Yearly goals, and Zero-based budget. It is not fun to talk about death, but death is … Continue reading

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