Tax Time is Here- Save up To 20% on Turbo Tax!

You may find it hard to believe, but tax season is in full swing! I’ve got a couple ways for you to save money on filing your taxes, and some tips to make it a little easier.

I already prepared and filed our taxes using Turbo Tax online. It’s quick and they walk you through everything. Because of our tax situation, we are unable to do our taxes for free, so for my family, TurboTax is the best/easiest solution. If you want to try Turbo Tax out, here is a link where you can receive up to 20% off any paid online federal product!

If you make $72,000 or less, check out the IRS Free File.

If you aren’t sure what you need to file your taxes, here are just a few pieces of paperwork you may need (depending on your tax situation):

  • W-2’s- one from each of your jobs
  • 1099’s: if you are an independent contractor
  • DMV paperwork (if you don’t have this, then the VIN and license plate # from your car, and go here– CA only, I’m sure other states may have something similar).
  • Receipts for any tax-deductible donations
  • Receipts for any medical expenses (co-pays, prescriptions)
  • Paperwork from your Mortgage Company regarding your interest paid
  • Paperwork regarding your property taxes paid
  • Dependents’ Social Security Numbers
  • IRA Year-End Statements
  • Interest Statements from banks

I start a folder (like this one) each year and I put all of the paperwork in it as it comes into the house. Then, after we do our taxes, I print a copy out, pull out all of our supporting documents, put them into a manilla envelope, write the year on the front, seal it, and stash it with our other past years’ taxes. We keep 10 years’ worth of tax records, just in case.

Talk Back: Have you done your taxes yet?

Weekly Round-up of Research Studies from PRC!

PRC aka iOpinion is a nationwide research study company. They are always running studies and looking for more respondents. They send me an email once a week with online studies they are looking to fill. Here are just a few:

Topic: Printer Supplies

Incentive: $150-$200, dependent upon qualification
Who: Printer Users
Location: Online WEBCAM via Zoom
Length: 2 hours
Date: March 13th, 2023
Take Survey >>

Topic: Recycling and Sustainability Habits

Incentive: Between $10 – 250 per month (paid monthly) – most months will range $50 – $125
Who:  Adults, 18+ years
Location: Year-long Online bulletin board
Duration: Between 20 minutes – 3 hours per month
Date(s): March 2023 – March 2024
Take Survey >>

Topic: PC Users  

Incentive: $100-$250, dependent upon qualification
Who: Computer users, ages 18+
Location: Online WEBCAM via Zoom
Length: 30-90 minutes, dependent upon qualification
Date: Various dates March 2023
Time(s): Various Times
Take Survey >>

Topic: Grillers- March 2023

Incentive: $200
Who: Adults, 30-60
Location: Comfort of your home
Duration: 2-day online discussion board (2-hrs total)
Date(s):  March 22-23, 2023
Take Survey >>


March is National Craft Month! Free Crafts & Crafting Deals!

Did you know that March is National Craft Month?

It’s one of our favorite months of the year. We are definitely a crafty family. While I was researching for this post, Bitty Girl was drawing Gatcha girls at the kitchen table, and Big Kid was drawing maps for the dragon game he’s making.

For those of you who love crafts too, check out this sweet deal from CraftsyCelebrate National Craft Month at Craftsy! Get your 1-Year Premium Membership for only $2.49, originally $97!

Craftsy also offers a lot of free classes. Here are just a few that I love: