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Re: pre-FIRE checklist
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2017, 06:54:31 PM »
Hi, I just wanted to post a mea-culpa to this post about paying extra state tax.  I got nailed with alternative minimum tax to the point that it didn't even pay to itemize.  Really shot myself in the foot.  DONT DO THIS!

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Re: pre-FIRE checklist
« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2017, 07:35:53 PM »
Inspired by this post regarding losing FSA money, make sure you have a plan to use up the remaining balance in your FSA BEFORE you leave your job.
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Re: pre-FIRE checklist
« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2017, 07:18:49 AM »
Your company (usually big companies) have a contract with Microsoft for their software. Employees can buy Microsoft product thru a "Home Use Program"

A full version of office is just $9.95. There are limits, 1 every year or so.

So, get your software before you FIRE!