1040, 1040A, 1040EZ – Which one is right for me?

I recently started writing for Credit Karma. You may be familiar with their free credit monitoring service. This year, they’re launching free tax preparation software.Startup Stock Photos

My first article for them covered the differences between Form 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. I got a chance to interview my favorite tax blogger, Kelly Phillips Erb of Forbes’ popular Taxgirl blog.

Hop over to the Credit Karma blog to check it out.

What are key differences between Form 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ?

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How to Spot Terrible Tax Advice

Last month, Freshbooks asked me to refresh and expand on an old article from their archives with tips to recognize and avoid terrible tax advice.sign-slippery-wet-caution.jpg

This was a pretty fun assignment, and it allowed me to reflect on some of the doozies I’ve heard over the years. Head over to the Freshbooks blog and check it out!

Terrible Tax Advice Exists – Here’s How to Spot It

Have you ever received terrible tax advice? Share your horror stories in the comments!

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Majority of Small Businesses Unprepared for Cash Crisis

A couple months ago, I had the opportunity to write for Chase News & Stories about a new study from the JPMorgan Chase Institute that analyzed data from nearly 600,000 small businesses and found that only about half of small businesses maintain a cash buffer large enough to support 27 days of typical cash outflows.


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I had a tight deadline for this piece, and I needed to find a small business owner willing to discuss cash flow – not exactly a topic that many small business owners want to publicly admit they struggle with. Fortunately, I have a connection to Neva Peterson of Neva Knows Business, a bookkeeping and consulting business in Las Vegas, Nevada.


I’ve been friends with Neva’s daughter, Jennifer since junior high school, so she was willing to open up about her experiences starting her own small business and dealing with cash flow while growing her business and hiring employees. Her thoughts are not only insightful but pretty entertaining!

You can check out the piece here.