Turbo Tax discount and weekend in review

Turbo Tax Federal discount It’s tax season again. Here is the Turbo Tax Federal discount available to me. In most cases I think it will also work for others 🙂 Bank of America: 35% off link Citicards: 35% off link Scottrade: 30% off Vanguard (regular customers): 25% off Weekend review Signed up the 360iDev iPhone […]

More tips for 2009 income tax filing

I received both the federal and state tax refund last week. Besides using the Turbo Tax from Bank of America site (get 35% off). For State (show me state) filing, I used paper filing, because state filing is usually simply enough, and also the Turbo Tax already gave me the estimate refund amount (so that […]

Tax tips 2010: double check ESPP income

ESPP stands for Employee Stock Purchase Plan. My former employer is a public company, and it offers a good ESPP plan: 15% discount of stock market price at the beginning or the end of plan period (pick the lower of the two prices, then apply 15% discount), the plan period is usually 6 months. I […]

See’s Candies, Balance Transfer and Turbo Tax

A Chinese version of the story can be read here (thanks to Shanzi for translation). You can read story (in English) from Buffett’s 2007 annual shareholder letter. Why do I emphasize this story? Too many times I fall into some growth stories (hint: next Microsoft or Google), value traps (hint: Heelys and maybe Crocs), etc. […]