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text 2017-06-14 04:42
Southbourne Tax Group Review: How to face taxes as a new college graduate

Graduating from college also means big life changes. And those changes could affect tax time too.  Getting a refund during filing time and saving money are possible with the following steps prepared by The Southbourne Tax Group.

 

In case you don’t know but up to $2,500 of the interest portion of student loan payments can be tax deductible if your modified adjusted gross income is below $80,000 (for singles) and $160,000 (for married filing jointly).

 

Unfortunately, you can’t deduct your expenses on job hunting if you are looking for a work in a new career field or a full-time work for the first time. But there’s a possibility of tax breaks if you’re moving to a new city for your first job.

 

Each year, up to $18,000 can be secured from your income taxes if you contribute to your company’s 401(k) wherein you can also start your retirement savings. In addition, if you are enrolled in a high-deductible health plan, you could secure another $3,400 (for singles) and $6,750 (with family coverage) on your contributions to a health savings account. Putting your money into a flexible spending account can help you keep an additional $2,600 out of your taxable income as well.

 

Big deductions for business expenses could be claimed if you are planning to be your own boss or be a freelancer as a new college graduate. Southbourne Group advises that you should save at least 25% of what you’re earning for the IRS.

 

Lifetime Learning Credit is also a good thing to consider. You can claim up to $2,000 of tax credit per year for post-secondary work at eligible educational institutions. But this is possible if your modified adjusted gross income is below $65,000 (for singles) and below $131,000 (for married filing jointly).

 

Being able to save also brings different wonders such as cutting your tax bill. It is possible as well to qualify for the Saver’s Credit if you have an adjusted gross income of less than $31,000 (for singles) and $62,000 (for married filing jointly). Up to 50% of the first $2,000 and $4,000 you contribute to an eligible retirement plan can be reduced on your tax bill.

 

Getting tax software and a professional help from experts are good options to consider but make sure not to overspend on each. You can depend on free packages from many tax software companies if you have simpler tax situation. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program could also be your choice if you want professional help.

 

We have our own ways of facing our taxes, but with those mentioned above, Southbourne Group hopes that you learn something that can help you move on with your taxes.

 

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text 2017-05-31 08:10
Blog Tour - Hart Of The Storm

 

 

Title: Hart of the Storm

Author: Syke Turner

Genre: Adult Romance

Release Date: May 31, 2017

Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

 

 

 

 

Amberlee Hart has always had it easy. Her beauty and ability to sing like a Siren have made her a star in Louisiana. Though her dreams are much bigger than “the boot.” Jeb Storm has always been a tortured soul, judged for his upbringing. Music has always been his escape. While driving to the most important audition of his life, Jeb stops to help a woman in distress. Amberlee instantly recognizes the “boy from the wrong side of the tracks” who frequented her thoughts "way back when". Forgotten attraction is rekindled and a relationship is formed. Passion wars with beautiful music as both pursue their dreams. There can be only one star. Will the man who's always had to fight for everything in his life forfeit his dream for the one thing he’s never had… love? Will the woman who's never doubted she'd find fame compromise her dreams for the perfect man? Can love conquer the Hart of the Storm?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned writer. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, 2 kids, and 8 fur babies. When she's not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing Supermom, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), or catching up on her family oriented blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2017-05-31 08:03
Cover Reveal - Full Count

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I am so excited to share the cover of Full Count by Lynn Stevens!

FULL COUNT Westland University #1 Lynn Stevens Entangled, Embrace June 19, 2017

 

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ABOUT FULL COUNT:

 

Anyone who says they're having the worst day hasn't met me. My girlfriend cheated, I blew out my knee, and probably trashed my chance of going pro. All in one day. Then my jerk professor tells I'm almost on academic probation. Awesome. Now I get to find a tutor. Enter Mallory Fine, quiet, a little intense, and my kind of gorgeous. Who also happens to hate baseball and any guy who plays it. Hello, curiosity. I tell myself this will be nothing more than a tutoring relationship. I'm a liar. I want this girl. How hard can her secrets be to unravel? It might be a challenge, but so is getting back on the ball field and I'm determined to make that happen—no matter the cost.

 

 

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Preorder: Amazon

 

ABOUT LYNN STEVENS:

 

Lynn Stevens flunked out of college writing her first novel. Yes, she still has it and no, you can't read it. Surprisingly, she graduated with honors at her third school. A former farm girl turned city slicker, Lynn lives in the Midwest where she drinks coffee she can't pronounce and sips tea when she's out of coffee. When she's out of both, just stay away.

 

Connect with Lynn:

 

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Newsletter

 

 

 

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review 2017-05-26 06:27
Age gap yum yum!
At Attention - Annabeth Albert
  • A Group Unicorn Review with Adam and Cupcake



    FOUR HEARTS--I've seen this author's work, perused the blurbs and I didn't bite.

    But this blurb was the prettiest show pony with SRAL approved buzz words and themes:


    widower still grieving after partner's passing (bring on the pain)
    widower has kidlets AND needs a manny
    manny is the widower's best friend's little brother
    best friend's brother has had a crush on widower since his teens
    AGE GAP
    NAVY SEAL


    RING A DING DING!!! GUESS WHO IS COMING HOME WITH ME?



    Of course, I lassoed the hell out of this book and gobbled all the words.

    Being as it's my first Annabeth Albert read, I'm not sure how it rates on the Annabeth Albert scale. If this was very on her A-game or there's better? *shrugs*

    I was entertained and had a great time reading At Attention.

    23 year-old Dylan gets a chance of his lifetime when his unrequited crush hires and moves him in his San Diego home for the summer. Dylan's crush, 34 year old Apollo needs a nanny to take care of his adorable 4 year old twins whole Apollo works on a naval base. This book can be read as a standalone, I wasn't lost. And I'm curious about the previous and future pairings.

    Dylan tries to tamp down his lusty feelings as Apollo works through his grief. Two years has passed but there is no time limit on grieving. And Apollo is a grumpy, more reserved bundle of emotions. He would take time to start to contemplate having feelings for another man. Luckily, Apollo's libido isn't broken. And try as he might, he can't deny the easiness he has with Dylan. The camaraderie and sharing his daily worries of being a single parent added more base to their friendship foundation formed with Dylan was just a teen.

    The story is a good mix of nerdy, adorable, (lightly) angsty, sexy and sweet. Dylan can't stop his feelings from blooming once again. Apollo sees his friend's kid brother in a new light, an adult. They try going the friendship route on equal terms, but their bodies won't be denied.

    The sex in this book?




    The sex was...hot. If I had to give it a flavor, it's hot vanilla custard. Sweet, varied and with a hint of spice. (highlights: intercrural (yay!), frottage, light domination/ control a smidge of exhibition) There is mirror sex but, it could've been hotter in my opinion. I might have been spoiled by a hotter mirror scene in another NA series I've read.

    The grieving and the time given for Apollo to work through his process was more important factor for me. Apollo plays hot and cold. The ghost of his lover is one he surrounds himself with daily and it's hard to break through. Dylan makes him crack through the shell. Plus, he's possessive and doesn't want any other guy getting Dylan's time. He wants it all to his self. That was bonus characteristics that I enjoy. The possessiveness and the control in the bedroom (of course).

    The best bonus of all? Dylan wasn't a pushover. And he spoke his mind even if might hurt, be it himself or Apollo. I'm #teamDylan all day!

    This story was really good. Not Earth shattering, or extremely memorable. For all themes it had going on, it worked. The writing is easy to read, all of the characters are likeable. All of them from kids to grandmas. I really liked how it ended, well maybe before the fluffed ending. It was added sugar I could have done without. But HEA lovers will totes lurve it.

    This couple totally worked for me and I see them having a long loving future ahead of them.

    Recommended for readers who enjoy contemporary, like the tropes I listed and wallow in second chance romance.

    Come join me as I ride my pretty pony into the sunset.



    #NoRegrets #teamDylan

    A copy provided via Netgalley for an honest review.
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