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You are invited to a live webcast: Making Tax Preparation Less Taxing

January 14, 2009

Preparing tax returns can be stunningly complicated. You need to have all your tax-related information at your side, a process that's painfully tedious without the help of a program that tracks and organizes your financial data.

In this webcast, Bonnie Biafore, personal finance expert and award-winning author of Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual, shows you how to use one of the most popular financial-planning programs, Quicken, to make it easier to organize and access your tax information for both your 2008 and 2009 returns. With Quicken, you record your income and expenses and then, when it's time to prepare your returns, you use Quicken's reports to gather and display all your tax-related data in minutes. For example, Quicken's Tax Schedule report assembles your income and expenses by tax form and schedule.

Quicken even helps you plan your finances so you pay the least amount of tax as (legally) possible and find all the deductions you qualify for. Biafore will provide a quick introduction to these tax-planning tools, with a few examples of how they can save you money.

Please note: the content of this webcast deals specifically with US tax laws.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 29th at 5:30 pm PST
Price: $19.99
Duration: Approximately 90 minutes
Audience: This webcast is for Quicken users who want to find out by example how to use Quicken to collect, organize, and report the tax information they need for their tax returns.
To register: http://oreilly.com/go/taxprep

→ Registration for this event will close at 5:00 pm PT on January 28th. If you want to attend, you must register before then.

Questions? Please send email to webcast@oreilly.com

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About Bonnie Biafore

Biafore is the best-selling author of Quicken: The Missing Manual, recognized as one of the country?s premiere guides to financial planning with Quicken. She provides financial advice in publications like bankrate.com, interest.com, and Better Investing. Biafore is the author of The Better Investing Stock Selection Handbook, winner of an APEX Award for Publication Excellence. Take a look at her recent article on her Quicken blog, "Retire in a Down Market? Not So Fast", and get a sneak peek at Biafore's thoughts on investment in a recession economy.

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