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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 9325, Acknowledgement and General Information for Taxpayers Who File Returns Electronically

IRS Form 9325 Instructions

Your tax professional has completed your tax return and sent it off to the Internal Revenue Service. But how do you know that the IRS accepted it? IRS Form 9325,…
IRS Form 940, employer's annual federal unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return

IRS Form 940 Instructions

If you’re an employer who pays wages and compensation that are subject to federal tax withholding or payroll taxes, then you may need to report wages and withheld taxes on…
irs form 941, employer's quarterly federal tax return

IRS Form 941 Instructions

If you’re an employer who pays wages and compensation that are subject to federal tax withholding or payroll taxes, then you may need to report wages and withheld taxes on…
irs form 13844, application for reduced user fee for installment agreements

IRS Form 13844 Instructions

The Internal Revenue Service allows taxpayers who are behind on their federal taxes to enter into a monthly payment plan to reduce their tax debt. Usually, there is a one-time…
irs form 8453, U.S. individual income tax transmittal for an irs e-file return

IRS Form 8453 Instructions

The Internal Revenue Service highly recommends that taxpayers use electronic filing to submit their federal income tax return. However, there are still some forms that taxpayers cannot file electronically, even…
irs form 15107, information request for a deceased taxpayer

IRS Form 15107 Instructions

When a taxpayer passes away, the Internal Revenue Service may request information to help reconcile issues with his or her tax account. The IRS does this by sending an information…

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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