Everyone my age does their taxes in one of two ways. They either use TurboTax or their parents do their taxes for them.

This year was the first year I really did my taxes by myself: I had the guiding hand of my father for the past few years. I’m proud that I did them myself because I now have a much better understanding of the process. If I had used TurboTax, I imagine I wouldn’t understand exactly how the program made its calculations.

It’s nice to get to the bottom of things and really understand how something works.

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