It’s a good day, do you know why? I’m giving away two copies of QuickTax 2009 Standard, worth $39.99 each. The folks over a Intuit were good enough to provide two copies. So doing taxes are not fun, but at least having some free software can help make it easier. I noticed this year they have added an import option from Ufile, so even if you didn’t use QuickTax before you can take advantage of this contest. If you are not sure if this is the right software for you check out this list.
The rules are leave a comment on this post to enter the draw. On Friday March 11 at 8pm CST I’ll will randomly pick two entries to win. Limit one entry per person. Open to residents of Canada only (it won’t file US taxes).
Now onto the links:
This article is from a former IMF economist that points out if you removed the name of the US from its numbers most IMF people would have recommend nationalizing the banks rather than bailing them out. A must read.
Rob Carrick had a fairly good summary of items in the budget that may impact you. I noticed he didn’t mention the increase in the basic tax deduction, but granted at just over $60 a person I think the government could have kept my money and I would not have noticed.
I loved this post over at Million Dollar Journey, it’s rather “To Thy Own Self Be True.”
Early Retirement Extreme talks about Your Budget is Like a Leaking Ship.
This last one has nothing to do with personal finance, but I laughing a lot at it so I thought you might like to read Throwing the Anthem Under the Bus.