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Should You E-File Or See A Tax Specialist For Your Returns?

When it comes to figuring your taxes, should you rely on software or turn to a pro?

03/03/2014

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5 Tax-Deductible Items You May Have Missed

Who doesn’t want to save a little (or a lot of) extra money at tax time? Claiming all the deductions for which you are eligible can significantly reduce your tax bill.

03/03/2014

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Tax Tips For Retirees

With careful planning, you may find yourself paying the IRS much less than you have in years past.

03/03/2014

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Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of Boxing

Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.

09/13/2013

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Walter’s Perspective: The Mayor Can Find Money For Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems to find money for everything his administration wants, CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson reports. So why can’t he find money for the schools?

09/13/2012

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McHenry County Man Close To Collecting $150K He Found In Garden

A McHenry County man who found more than $100,000 in his vegetable garden last year only has to wait another month and a half before he can claim it.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

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The 50 Highest-Earning American Athletes

The good folks over at Sports Illustrated put together a list of The 50 Highest-Earning American Athletes from the past year.

670 The Score–07/19/2012

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McHenry County Man May Get To Keep Money Found In Garden

A McHenry County man is growing closer to collecting more than $100,000 found in his garden.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

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Free Tax Tip #9: Monitor Your Withholding

Barry R. Steiner, a Chicago based CPA and former IRS Agent, brings you one new tax tip each week! This week’s subject: monitor your withholding.

03/28/2012

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Free Tax Tip #8: Think About Your Salary

Barry R. Steiner, a Chicago based CPA and former IRS Agent, brings you one new tax tip each week! This week’s subject: think about your salary

03/21/2012

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Free Tax Tip #6: Roll Over Into A Roth Account

Barry R. Steiner, a Chicago based CPA and former IRS Agent, brings you one new tax tip each week! This week’s subject: roll over into a Roth account.

03/07/2012

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Free Tax Tip #5: Maximize Retirement Account Tax Savings

Barry R. Steiner, a Chicago based CPA and former IRS Agent, brings you one new tax tip each week! This week’s subject: maximize retirement account tax savings!

02/29/2012

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Survive This Economy: Resolving Disputes Over Money

It’s one of the most common things couples fight about: money. Remember the Wrights? The suburban couple, with four kids, is on a financial diet; so they know how stressful it can be to save money, especially in this economy.

CBS 2–02/28/2012

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Free Tax Tip #4: Better To Give Than To Receive?

Barry R. Steiner, a Chicago based CPA and former IRS Agent, brings you one new tax tip each week! This week’s subject: better to give than to receive?

02/22/2012

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Free Tax Tip #3: Maximizing Write-Offs

Barry R. Steiner, a Chicago based CPA and former IRS Agent, brings you one new tax tip each week! This week’s tip: Try to maximize your ‘above-the-line’ write-offs…

02/15/2012

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Free Tax Tip #2: Itemized Deductions

Barry R. Steiner, a Chicago based CPA and former IRS Agent, brings you one new tax tip each week! This week’s tip: group together your itemized deductions…

02/08/2012

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Need Money? Try These Offbeat Ways To Make Cash

Do you drive a car, send texts or listen to music? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has the inside scoop on how to make some extra cash without much effort.

10/06/2011

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Attorney To File So Man Can Keep $150K Found In Garden

The attorney for a McHenry County man goes to court Tuesday to file documents so that his client will be able to — he hopes — keep the $150,000 he found in his vegetable garden two weeks ago.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

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Man Finds More Than $100,000 In Bags In Garden

An unemployed construction worker from the far northwest suburbs found more than $100,000 in his vegetable garden.

WBBM Newsradio–08/31/2011

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Illinois Tax Revenues On Par With Expectations

The state brought in about as much money as expected over the last fiscal year, thanks in part to personal and corporate income tax increases.

WBBM Newsradio–07/28/2011

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