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Mon Mar 20

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:21 PM

Re: Go Figure

I'm in Oregon, so my registration is the same no matter what I drive. I paid the title fee for the new car, but transferred the existing plates which are good until August, 2018. This is at least the 5th car I've had them on.

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rosewine posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:01 AM

Go Figure

So, I bought a new car. Decided new because I usually keep a car 10 years and 10 years from now I probably will need to be thinking about not driving any more and this will probably be my last car. Decided to finance some of it because the interest [more]

Sun Mar 12

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 12:04 AM

Re: Which medical expenses are deductible?

and for those who have them, hearing aids and hearing aid batteries. Many people aren't aware that the batteries are considered a medical expense.

Wed Mar 8

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rosewine replied to the H & R Block, Inc. board. 10:51 PM

Re: WATSON/IBM/HRB

Yes. It's about the relationship. I suspect I've talked to more Block clients since the Watson rollout than you have. Some like the two monitor approach and except for the simplistic graphics, I do too. I think it has great possibilities once [more]

Tue Mar 7

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rosewine replied to the H & R Block, Inc. board. 9:25 PM

Re: WATSON/IBM/HRB

Of course it sound like a success to upper management talking to investors. They don't have to sit at a tax desk and use it. And the implication that it will find things that the tax preparer won't is insulting.

Mon Mar 6

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:30 PM

Re: How to file for free

I've been seeing a lot of my little old ladies the last couple of weeks. None of them bats an eye at a $500 + tax prep bill but I get a lot of static about a $200 return from everybody else. I've been telling the little old ladies that end of [more]

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rosewine replied to the H & R Block, Inc. board. 11:06 AM

Re: WATSON/IBM/HRB

I think it has the potential for being very useful, but it's not there yet. It isn't doing anything that a competent tax professional isn't already doing.

Rose, LTC, EA

Sun Mar 5

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rosewine replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:11 PM

Re: Walls or Floors

I'll just be doing the first floor. First up will be the bedroom with the pine/fir floor, next the living, dining and hall which are oak. Last, and probably not this year, is the what is currently the junk room. If I get lucky and sell a lot of [more]

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rosewine replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:11 PM

Re: Walls or Floors

I'm answering myself, as it seems easier than answering you separately. Thank you for the suggestions, I really appreciate it.

Some additional details. While I know it would be easier and probably cheaper for the contractors to do the [more]

Sat Mar 4

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rosewine posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:06 PM

Walls or Floors

I'm close to being ready to get bids for interior painting and to have the floors refinished. I'm getting conflicting information about which should be done first. What do you think?

As a complete non-professional, it seems to me [more]

Fri Mar 3

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 2:01 PM

Re: How to file for free

As a licensed tax consultant and enrolled agent, I spend a lot of time during the off season fixing mistakes on tax returns that have been done with free software.

Wed Feb 15

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:17 AM

Re: Taxes on house sale

And it's lived and owned for 2 of the last 5 years. They don't need to be the same 2 years.

Fri Feb 10

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rosewine replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 1:14 PM

Re: Tax Pro

It usually is.

Mon Feb 6

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rosewine replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:12 AM

Re: Poll: Tax prep SW - online or on local PC

I am a tax preparer.

Rose, EA Oregon LTC

Tue Jan 31

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:11 PM

Re: Free tax filing

I know if I electronically file, the info goes straight from my work computer to the IRS computer, untouched by human hands. If I mail it in, all the info is entered into the IRS system by some minimum wage data entry clerk. I'd rather it went [more]

Wed Jan 25

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rosewine replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:02 PM

Re: Nextdoor

I've been a member for awhile. Bought some stuff. Sold some stuff. Joined a neighborhood group of older women who get together in the morning for coffee every couple of weeks and in the evening for happy hour on the alternative weeks. It's [more]

Tue Jan 17

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:03 PM

Re: Buy new car?

I disagree. Try it ----you might like it.

You haven't seen how people park on my street. Narrow driveway. Cars parked about 6 inches from the edge of the driveway on both sides. That gives me about 20 inches more than the width of [more]

Sun Jan 15

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:07 PM

Re: Buy new car?

Back in so you can pull out going forward.

Backing in would certainly make it easier to pull out, but backing into the driveway in the dark on a narrow street with cars parked on both sides is just as hard as backing into the street in the [more]

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:13 AM

Re: Buy new car?

Honda CRV has AWD available at about $32K and that's what I'm looking at.

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rosewine replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:38 AM

Re: Buy new car?

I am planning to replace my 2007 Honda Accord as soon as my taxes are done*. I really want the back up camera that is now standard equipment as it is very difficult to see backing out of my driveway in the dark on our narrow street with cars parked [more]

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