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My #1 goal is to make it easy to learn about personal finances.
I believe smart money decisions come from being informed about your choices.

Hi, I’m Forrest Baumhover

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I’m a Certified Financial Planner, tax practitioner, retired Navy veteran, and writer. I love to write articles on financial topics that help everyday people learn more about money. I especially like exploring financial planning subjects that no one else has tackled before, writing about IRS tax forms, and helping people with financial questions they haven’t found the answers to.

Learn more about your finances here at Teach Me! Personal Finance, with Forrest Baumhover

Tax Planning

Tax planning is fundamental to financial planning. These articles outline how to achieve your financial goals without paying more taxes than you have to.

Latest Personal finance Articles

My most recent personal finance tips, tutorials, and tax walkthroughs.

irs form 730, monthly tax return for wagers

IRS Form 730 Instructions

If you are in the business of accepting gambling wagers, the Internal Revenue Service may require you to report them on a monthly basis using IRS Form 730. In this…
irs form 15110, additional child tax credit worksheet

IRS Form 15110 Instructions

If you received a CP08 notice, you might be eligible to claim the additional child tax credit on your income tax return. To do this, you might need to complete…
irs form 5695, residential energy credits

IRS Form 5695 Instructions

In late 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act created many significant changes intended to help businesses and individuals invest more money in clean, energy-efficient improvements. This includes extending the federal tax…
irs form 3922, Transfer of Stock Acquired Through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan Under Section 423(c)

IRS Form 3922 Instructions

If you participate in an employee stock purchase plan, you probably will receive IRS Form 3922 from your employer at the end of the tax year. In this article, we’ll…
irs form 3921, Exercise of an Incentive Stock Option Under Section 422(b)

IRS Form 3921 Instructions

If you’re exercising incentive stock options for the first time, you might receive IRS Form 3921 from your employer. In this article, we’ll break down everything you need to know…
irs form 911, request for taxpayer advocate service assistance

IRS Form 911 Instructions

If you’re facing a significant tax matter, struggling with financial difficulties, or experiencing a significant hardship caused by tax problems, you may need some representation. One way of getting that…

Retirement Planning

Retirement planning is a fundamental part of the financial planning process. Learn about helpful and actionable insight on how to plan your retirement.

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