Hi Taylor: Any recommendations for how I prep my taxes? Do I need to see a professional, or can I just do it online? I’m torn between doing it right and maximizing my refund and just getting the stress of it off my plate.

Hey Carla: I hear you. Nothing feels better than getting your taxes filed and not having to think about it anymore, but you definitely want to have the peace of mind that comes from doing it right and saving as much money as you can.

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