2021 FreeTaxUSA is Live

FreeTaxUSA I’ve been using FreeTaxUSA for a few years now. Despite having the scammiest-sounding name in the world, their software has been great to me. Their business model is pretty straight forward. 100% free federal, $15 for state. Because I’m notoriously stingy, I use FreeTaxUSA for my federal return and use my state’s free self-serve … Read more

Financial Update – Oct 2021

Another month, another update. A few random comments.   Good Reads/Listens/Watches GoCurryCracker on getting a mortgage without labor income (link). A friend shared with me that the newest version of the Democrats’ multi-trillion dollar climate/social-spending bill no longer nixes the (mega) backdoor Roth (link1, link2). Who knows what the final version of the bill will … Read more

Financial Update – Sep 2021

Another month, another update. A few random comments.   Good Reads/Listens/Watches The Finance Buff: On securities-based lending (link). On the (likely?) downfall of the (mega) backdoor Roth (link). Actionable steps? Complete (mega) backdoor Roths before Jan 1 2022 as a hedge. Bummer; I was getting closer every to convincing my university to allow this. Goodbye … Read more

Financial Update – Aug 2021

Another month, another update. A few random comments.   Good Reads/Listens/Watches Season 7 of Alone on Netflix (link). I’ve only seen about half the seasons of Alone, but this was by far my favorite. Unlike prior seasons, in which the objective was to be the last person standing, the objective this season was to last … Read more

Financial Update – July 2021

Another month, another update. A few random comments.   Good Reads/Listens/Watches My frugal brother and parents introduced me to Ted Lasso on Apple TV+. Season 1 was pretty entertaining. Season 2 is currently being released. I’ve retold this bad joke before, but it seems pertinent. Some day, there will be a technological solution invented which … Read more