Using Turbo Tax Was Convenient and Easy

TurboTax TV Spot, 'Baby'I have always used an accountant to handle my taxes because I am just not that good with numbers. Quite a few people have told me that I don’t need to know how to do college level math to do my taxes, even though my taxes can get a bit complicated because I am an independent contractor. When one of my colleagues told me that she uses turbotax.com for her tax returns, I knew that I had to look into it for myself. I knew that if she was able to do it, then there was no reason I couldn’t as well.

I went to the website and read a good bit about the software. I liked that I would be able to do most of it for free, but it was the bonus features that I really liked. Even though I was able to see by others’ testimonials that it was very simple to use, I was still worried that I might have some issues. I saw that I would be able to get free answers over the telephone by a skilled tax professional, and that is what made me decide to do it on my own for the first time ever. Continue reading

Best Interest Rates for USDA Loans

I have wanted to get a house for a few years now, but I have not really had the funds to be able to do so, and that is a shame. I wish that it was easier to get a house, but right now, I am not in a position where I am able to save up enough money to make a down payment on a house, and that is the biggest reason I am not a home owner. I would like to learn more about usda loans, and the details of the loans that are offered through them.

It seems like it could be a good opportunity for me, but I want to know what the interest rates are like, in advance of actually trying to apply for one. Continue reading

In over My Head with Debt

How to Prioritize Your Debt PaymentsI recently found myself a bit over my head when it came to my debt and needed to apply for debt review. After I lost my job I found myself unable to pay the bills, and the debt started racking up quickly. Before i knew it I was unable to make the payment on the house, the credit cards were maxed out, and I felt that there was nothing I could do to get myself out of the hole that I had dug myself. Fortunately I knew there were companies that could help me out with my situation.

I definitely didn’t want to default on my debts, because I didn’t want my credit history ruined. Continue reading

Michael Vick

Michael Vick

An elementary student who first showed an interest in baseball and basketball, Michael Vick later developed his love of football. Born in June 1980, this Newport News, Virginia native is now the quarterback for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.

In his early teens, Vick became involved in football as his choice after-school activity. At that time, he seemingly gave up all other sports in order to concentrate on football. Through high school, his love of football flourished and carried over into his college years. Attending Virginia Teach, Michael Vick gained instant stardom as a collegiate player with 3 rushing touchdowns during his first game. With the help of Vick, the Virginia Tech Hokies enjoyed a phenomenal 11-0 season and secured a seat at the 2000 Bowl Championship Series. Even though they were defeated by Florida, Michael Vick led the team to an impressive comeback after being 21 points down at one point.

During Michael Vick’s inaugural collegiate season, he led the NCAA in passing efficiency, which earned him a record setting year for a freshman. Additionally, he was awarded the ESPY award as the nation’s top college player, the inaugural Archie Griffin Award and was voted third in the 1999 Heisman Trophy candidates. With all of the awards and recognition, all eyes quickly became fixed on Michael Vick’s participation with the Virginia Tech Hokies. In 2001, however, he decided to pursue his dream of professional football and set his sites on the NFL as Virginia Tech retired his jersey.

In a strange twist of fate, Michael Vick found himself as part of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft when the Colorado Rockies selected him for their team. A game that he had once given up during his teen years now seemed like a probable route for the college athlete. However, Vick had other plans in mind. In 2001, the Atlanta Falcons selected the youngster for their number one NFL draft pick. Despite several injuries, Michael Vick led the Falcons to a record 11-5 season in 2004 and has led the NFL franchise to be one of most competitive teams in the league.

As quarterback, Michael Vick’s memorabilia and his replica jerseys have become one of the bestsellers for the NFL. The apparel and collectibles industry remains one of the largest revenue producing sectors of any sport, including the NFL. As fans flock to find their favorite gear, many seem to be lining up for anything pertaining to Michael Vick and his tremendous contribution to the Atlanta Falcons and the National Football League.

The PS3 Rumor Mill: Upcoming Games and Rumors

The PS3 Rumor Mill: Upcoming Games and Rumors

The system looks amazing. Though the need to fix a few minor bugs resulted in the PlayStation 3’s release date being pushed back, this has not diminished the excitement over the console’s impending release. Even though the Sony PS3 is designed to be more than a video game system, but to be an entirely new leap in multi-media in general, that does not change the fact that everything starts with the gaming system, and the gamers need to be satisfied if Sony is going to keep its strong showing in the video game market place. So it is no surprise that the rumor mills are full of speculations, thought, fact, and hope on what series of games the new PS3 system is going to bring with it.

It is all but certain that the release of the PS3 will coincide with the release of the latest Grand Theft Auto game. This extremely controversial video game series may get protests and angry letters, but nevertheless it will also sell over a million copies because it has grown to include a huge following. Anytime a video game can create its own franchise, you can bet that a company is going to ride that as far as it will go. It’s simply supply and demand: as long as the demand exists a company will always rather invest in a game with a following than go out on a limb with a new title.

Along the same lines, rumor has it that the PS3 will also be releasing several other games that belong to their own series. Metal Gear Solid 4: Sons of the Patriots will be the newest, and final, game in the Metal Gear Solid series. Plans are also set up for the release of Resident Evil 5, Unreal Tournament 2007, and Devil May Cry 4. By releasing a series of games like this, Sony is guaranteeing that fans of some very different types of video game sagas will all still have a reason to purchase this system. One of the most popular rumors, though this one has yet to show any proof, is that Sony is looking to re-make Final Fantasy 7, one of the most popular installments of maybe the most popular video game series in history, and write the programming to work on a PS3 with all new and more advanced graphics. If this rumor pans out, it would be a dream come true for many an RPG fan.