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Signing Forms Paper-Free

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With the age of the internet now most everything is digital.  But when you are requested to sign a form and sign it back, most of the time it requires you to print the form and either scan/fax it or mail it.

The easiest way to eliminate the need to print and scan it to sign it digitally.

If you have a mac, here are your options:

Option 1: Sign a PDF with a Wacom Bamboo Tablet

1) Use a Wacom Baboo Tablet to digitize your signature.
2) Use either Adobe Acrobat Pro or Free formulatepro as the application to write on a pdf.

Option 2: Sign with your mac's camera
1) Use Preview with a mac to open your PDF
2) Click the "Show Edit Toolbar" button
3) Click the Signature button dropdown>Create Signature from Built-in iSight
4) Sign your name on a white sheet of paper and hold it to camera and click "Accept"
5) Insert signature by going to the menu Tools>Annotate>Signature
6) Place signature in desired area



Tax Season is Here!

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I'm not a fan of taxes... I'm not sure anyone is.  But more than the actual money involved the process of figuring it all out is.. in the very least, confusing.

A couple of things I've learned.

Filing your business taxes:

If your company is an LLC- you file your losses and income as part of your individual tax return.

If you company is an S-corp- you need to file your corporate taxes by March 15th, and then include a shareholder form along with your personal taxes, due on April 15th.

If you file an extension you need to estimate the taxes you would owe, and pay them on the date they were originally due.

About your IRA:

For tax year 2012, the limit that you can put into your Roth IRA and IRA combined is $5,000.  But that begins to fade out once you start making more than $110,000 a year.

You can deduct the money you put into your traditional IRA from your taxable income.  This is what people call a 'tax deduction'.  The money you put into a Roth IRA is included in you…