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Update Quicken 2015 to R5 for taxes

Quicken 2015 R5 release notes

Quicken has recently (3/24/2015) released their version R5 patch for Quicken 2015. If you like to have all your financial software up to date while doing taxes, you may want to backup and then perform the upgrade! There are a couple ways you can update, you can find info on both below. #1 Perform a “One Step Update” from the Tools menu in the application, after the update completes it should show you a notice about the new update: After

Treasury Direct 1099-B

Recently TreasuryDirect has been posting 1099-B forms in their online tax documents for TIPS holders. These forms can be a bit perplexing for people that never sell their TIPS but rather just hold on to them until maturity. Specifically, TreasuryDirect neglects to include the majority of the information the IRS requests. I have been putting together some notes on how to properly file the 1099-B’s, but for now here are some other resources on the topic: Treasury Direct 1099-Bhttp://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=90716Treasury Direct

Oil and gas lease clauses

Here are some sample oil and gas lease clauses that I found to be helpful as a mineral owner: NO WARRANTY This lease is made by Lessor without warranty of title, either express or implied, except as to conveyance or encumbrances by, through, or under Lessor, but not otherwise. NO DEDUCTIONS It is agreed between the Lessor and Lessee that, notwithstanding any language herein to the contrary, all oil, gas or other proceeds accruing to the Lessor under this lease

Create PayPal subscription buttons [SOLVED]

PayPal subscription button page

Since PayPal came up with their new ‘streamlined’ interface, it seems to have made some core features very difficult to find A prime instance is the subscription buttons and links. These tools are very useful for webmasters and anyone offering recurring services online. Here is how to find the subscription tools: #1 Login to PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/ #2 Go to the ‘Buttons for subscriptions and recurring billing‘ page #3 Click ‘Create your button now‘ (you must be logged in for the

AT&T mobile insurance vs AT&T mobile protection pack

You may end up paying for features that your device manufacturer already provides

If you are buying a phone from AT&T online, you will likely be prompted to choose one of the following: My question was: what exactly is the difference between “mobile insurance” and “mobile protection pack”. The answer is, not much. Specifically, the “protection pack” adds: “personalized technical support; and an app to find your device.” The insurance is the exact same that you can get for $3 less if you choose only the insurance. What is surprising is that many phone manufacturers

GoDaddy changes manual renewal to auto-renewal. Lame.

GoDaddy will change your manual renewal domains to auto-renewal without asking you first :-(

GoDaddy: “Unless you have specifically selected the manual renewal option, your purchase includes enrollment in our automatic renewal service” This domain was set to manual renewal and I did not even notice an option during the checkout process to “keep” it that way, instead GoDaddy automatically set it to automatic renewal I am not a fan of that. On renewal why not have leave it at the domain’s previous renewal designation?

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