First stop, taxes. The height of this season is already evident in the advertising world, let's see what the PF blogosphere has to say about it. Very early in the month, we readers of 20somethingfinance were made aware of the rise of IRS e-file identity theft and ways to combat it. I was already working on my taxes, but that information pushed me into action to round up all the paperwork and submit it. In the end, my federal refund was down quite a bit from years prior and I owe the Golden State. That should put a damper on my making dumb choices with a large wad of cash. (Yeah, guess how I 'funded' my car?) C'est la vie, I guess this is growing up.
Speaking of taxes, Elle at Couple Money reviewed the tax software that I use, TurboTax. She was having a little giveaway as well for a free copy of the software, but we're a tad bit late for that party. However, if instead of using tax preparation software, you decide to take your pile of papers into an actual tax preparer, you need to know some things about them first to make sure they're accountable.
Coming up soon, I hope to finally get some new content updated for any of the number of serials I started. I've been reading voraciously, so I do have plenty fodder for several Look at Lit posts. I am also debating going to graduate school, so some Considering College posts are on the horizon as well. And of course, Hoodwinked is the newcomer, but I can't even begin to write down everything fast enough for those posts. Not making promises, but all this content needs to get out.
So if you haven't already done so, set aside some time this weekend to finish up your taxes. You don't want to end up putting it off until April 14, only to find that you're missing a document, there's a long line at the Post Office, or any other usual application of Murphy's Law. It's a shame to end up owing penalties based on something that can be so easily avoided right now. Good luck!