Category Archives: money tips

How to maximize my Earned Income Credit [Self Employed]

Here is some very helpful info if you are self employed with (or without) chilren and you want to know the maximum credit you may receive: How Is My Earned Income Credit Calculated? TurboTax can calculate this for you automatically. The amount of your earned income credit depends on: – Your income (both your wages & total income are part of the calculation) – How many qualifying children you have: none, one, two or three. To receive the maximum credit

Show a deposited check image on Chase.com [SOLVED]

To show the actual image of a check deposited in your Chase account, the steps are as follows: Login to your Chase account View e account activity for the specific account the check was deposited in Search for the check if necessary After you find the transaction, click view ‘Deposit Details’ While viewing ‘Deposit Details’, click the small ‘See’ link below the ‘Action’ heading After you click ‘See’ you will be presented with the check image if available:

Update Quicken 2015 to R5 for taxes

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]

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