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Two How-Tos to Make Taxtime Easier

Tax Day is Monday, April 18, 2016. For those of you who will be spending the weekend working out your 1040s, here are a few how-tos to bookmark for future reference.

Crash Course: Use Excel to Conquer Your Taxes and Manage Your Budget
Taxes are painful. And for most of us, so is Microsoft Excel. However – and I know this is counterintuitive, but I swear it's true – when you use one, you can mitigate the pain of the other. Microsoft's spreadsheet software can bring some sanity to the world of taxes. 

Automatic for the People: How a Few Tools Can Ease Tax Prep
Let's be honest: Tracking things can be tedious, detail-oriented work. So farm out the irritation to the cloud. Thanks to a combination of free services, you can keep and organize most of your relevant tax information. Read on to find out how.

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