Any tax software lets you enter and claim your medical expenses. TurboTax is the tax software that helps you optimize your medical expenses.


TurboTax uses the tax data you provide to customize the Easy-Step Interview process and provide specific guidance to help you make the most of your medical expenses.



Get the power of a laptop, smartphone and tablet from one mobile device.


Everyone’s travel tastes are different. For some, it’s the rush of venturing to an unknown destination in search of adventure and mystery. For me, it’s a time to relax, recharge and reflect. But whether it’s a hidden waterfall in the middle of nowhere, a secluded private beach, or a city you’ve never visited, it’s always a good idea to travel with a helpful companion.



Save Even More Time With TurboTax’s Import Your Tax Slips Feature

by Blogger on ‎03-21-2013 04:02 PM - last edited on ‎03-21-2013 04:19 PM by Blogger

Import-your-tax-slips-EN.pngYou don’t have to strain your eyes or your brain trying to read numbers in little boxes and manually transmit them into your tax software program – TurboTax lets you import electronic versions of your tax slips and other relevant data directly into your tax return!


That saves you time in itself. But even better, when you import electronic versions of your tax slips and other data into your return with TurboTax, the data from the slips you’ve imported is automatically placed where it needs to go on your tax return.

And you’ll see a summary of the information that has been imported immediately for your review.


BBTT.jpgDo you run your own business? Are you employed but do some freelance work on the side now and again? Or are you a contractor?


Then TurboTax Home & Business is the income tax application for you. It covers both your personal tax situation and your business tax situation, and ensures that you get all the business deductions that you can claim so you get the biggest income tax refund possible.


TurboTax.pngDid you think about your income tax when you bought those textbooks you needed for the courses you were taking? Or when you and your family moved halfway across the country to take that new job? Or when your child was born?


Probably not.


But we have.


Help-is-just-a-click.jpgHow many times have you been using an application and are stopped cold because you don’t know how to do something or need more information before you do?


And how many times have you clicked on that little ‘?’ icon (every software program has one) to get help and found a collection of two-line definitions that doesn’t help you or covers every other topic listed except the very topic you need help with?


But you’ll never experience that kind of frustration using TurboTax to do and file your income tax – because the makers of TurboTax actually support their product and provide help in all different ways.


Smartphone Apps and Your Household Devices

by Vendor on ‎02-28-2013 10:12 AM

Apps.jpgSmartphones, tablets and mobile apps continue their explosive growth in popularity as new devices and apps are released.  It seems like there is a new hot device or app every week.  This thriving ecosystem enables you to have even more control and access to various household devices and sources of content. 


For example, Telus Optik TV subscribers can take advantage of their “Optik Smart Remote” or “Optik on the Go” apps.  The Optik Smart Remote App enables customers to browse their guide, change channels and even manage their recordings. All of this can be done within the home through Wi-Fi or on the road if you have the app on an appropriate mobile device with a wireless data plan or through Wi-Fi.  With Optik on the Go, subscribers can watch TV on Demand, shows and movies on their smartphone or tablet (along with an internet connection).  As an added benefit, Telus customers can also benefit from reductions on their electricity bill as Telus is currently the only service provider to offer ENERGY STAR® qualified set-top boxes.


TurboTax.jpgJust because you used one brand of income tax software to do your tax return one year doesn’t mean you have to use the same brand of tax software ever after.


Your life situation may have changed, one or another tax software might look like a better deal, or maybe you just didn’t like your last tax preparation experience.


Maybe this is the year you want to switch to TurboTax.


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Be honest. How long did you wait for your computer to boot up this morning?


If it was more than a couple of minutes, I feel your pain – there was a time that I’d start my PC, then head off to make coffee. When I’d come back, it’d be almost ready for me. Because I found something to do in the interim, I could live with the delay.


The Secret to Paying Less Tax – The RRSP

by Blogger on ‎02-12-2013 01:27 PM - last edited on ‎02-15-2013 02:56 PM by Blogger

rrsp-sign.jpgWhat would you rather do this year:

A) Send the Canada Revenue Agency a payment because you owe taxes?


B) Sit back and wait for them to send you an income tax refund?


Kind of a no-brainer, isn’t it?


Now wouldn’t it be nice if there was one easy thing to do that would greatly increase your chances of having an income tax refund sent to you each and every year?


Well there is. It’s called a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). And increasing the possibility and size of your tax refund is only one of its benefits.



Feel Better About Your Income Tax By Using TurboTax

by Blogger on ‎02-06-2013 10:33 AM - last edited on ‎02-13-2013 10:11 AM by Blogger


Just thinking about doing my income tax gives me a bad case of DTS – Do It Tomorrow Syndrome.


Working through all those forms and schedules, entering numbers into little boxes, punching numbers into my trusty calculator (and finding the calculator in the first place); it’s so boring.


It’s also aggravating because it’s so important to get it right. If you mess up at the store and get the wrong brand of toothpaste, big deal. You go around for a while with a funny taste in your mouth. But if you make mistakes doing your income tax, look out! Fines! Penalties! Audits!


Prepac Wall Mounted Furniture - Stylish and Space Saving!

by Blogger on ‎01-30-2013 08:19 AM - last edited on ‎02-04-2013 12:55 PM by Blogger

Prepac.jpgPrepac's wall mounted furniture are a stylish and functional addition to any room. Visually appealing and easy to install using Prepac's unique hanging rail system, this video will guide you through every step of the way.


Growing up, I remember that no one could bring my family together quite like my mom. From playing the family doctor, to the perfect Scrabble competitor, or the way she could rally everyone outside to enjoy a snowy afternoon. But with devices like smartphones, HDTVs and laptops creating a world where connecting with social networks outside the home has become the priority, moms these days are competing with technology to keep their families together. If only there were a modern technology that moms could use to bring their families back together.



As promised in our last post, we’re here to offer some insights and practical gift ideas this holiday season. Even though Christmas is just around the corner, we know that there are still many people who haven’t crossed everybody off of their shopping list yet! Well don’t fret – it’s not too late and we’re here to help! Here are some gift ideas for the practical-minded people out there!




How to assemble South Shore furniture and drawers

by Blogger ‎12-17-2012 10:04 AM - edited ‎12-17-2012 10:05 AM



Assembling your new South Shore furniture is simple. Follow along with these short, instructional videos, and your drawers will be assembled in no time.


As you prepare for the fast-approaching holiday season and look to buy some last-minute gifts, here are some ideas to help you choose energy efficient products and technologies.


Samsung ATIV Smart PCSamsung Tablets, Samsung

by Samsung-Rep on ‎12-14-2012 01:57 PM - last edited on ‎12-14-2012 03:51 PM by Blogger

The new Samsung ATIV Smart PC Tablet is available now. I had the opportunity to spend some time with one this week. The thing that I found most intriguing about the Smart PC has to be the versatility. It has all the practical uses of a tablet but with complete Windows functionality. It is easy to travel with, quick to take into meetings, or fun to play games while at home.





You got a great gift for mom. Picked up a little something for the boss. And got everything on the kids’ lists.


Now, how about treating yourself to something special?


Logitech Harmony Touch: The perfect holiday gift

by Vendor on ‎12-12-2012 02:11 PM - last edited on ‎12-13-2012 02:03 PM by Blogger

Touch-screens have changed the way we interact with technology, and today’s home entertainment calls for interaction that goes beyond the standard remote control. That’s why we introduced the Logitech Harmony Touch, built to keep what you love while elevating the touch experience and personalization.



South Shore Furniture.jpgAssembling your new South Shore bed frame is easy – no really, it is!

Just follow these instructional videos by South Shore, on assembling the headboard, big boards and molding on metal frame or platform beds, and your new bedroom will be set up in just a few short minutes.


How to survive the Holidays and get your home prepared!

by Vendor ‎11-30-2012 01:03 PM - edited ‎11-30-2012 01:10 PM

Although I have a special place in my heart for the Holidays, I must admit that it can also be one of the most STRESSFUL times of the year. The planning, the hosting, the company... It’s all very overwhelming. And that little fuzzy warm feeling disappears instantly. So how do I survive the Holiday season and get myself prepared for company?  Here are some tips I’d like to share with you!


Samsung Series 9 Smart LED TV a big player in the ultra-premium market

by Samsung-Rep on ‎11-20-2012 02:07 PM - last edited on ‎11-21-2012 05:35 PM by Blogger

For so long, TVs were just TVs. Big, square black plastic boxes that took up a lot of space in your living room and didn’t look great. Then, all of a sudden everyone was replacing those TVs with big and beautiful LCDs and plasmas. They were thinner, some could be mounted on walls and they offered our first glimpse and true high definition viewing


More recently a similar shift has occurred and people are looking for larger-than-life TVs with a variety of connected features that offer a more interactive experience.



Here’s another tip from D-Link on how to stay sane while on a family vacation. Think of it as Vacation 101.



Windows 8 has arrived and is on so many beautiful devices! I am heading out into my local stores today just to see all the different designs and new devices running Windows 8 on them! This is going to be so much fun! I am so excited that I even made some home-made 'Windows 8 cookies' that I am bringing with me! That's how excited I am.  Make sure you...


How to – Prep Your PC for Windows 8

by Vendor on ‎10-22-2012 06:16 PM - last edited on ‎10-25-2012 09:49 AM by Blogger


Windows 8 on Convertible Ultrabook.jpgAre you ready?


Windows 8 is just days away from release. And while there’s a whole lot of buzz around everything from live tiles to streaming music, there are a few things you need to do to make your upgrade experience the best it can be.




It is a fun experience navigating Windows 8 both on a Tablet and on a PC. With the
new Touch experience, you can navigate the new menus that make Windows 8 so
beautiful with simple gestures. Though mouse and keyboard users are able to
navigate very simply and the clicks are very similar. This means that no matter
what Windows 8 device you pickup, you will know how to navigate with ease! But
how do you navigate Windows 8 when the first thing you see looks so


Power Smart Month is here at Best Buy!

by Vendor ‎10-10-2012 04:41 PM - edited ‎10-10-2012 04:43 PM

Power Smart Month.jpgCan you believe it’s October and another Power Smart Month already?!?  Time really flies and this is a perfect time of year to think about energy efficiency as the leaves are changing colour and the weather gets cooler.


See What's New, Right Away in Windows 8!

by Blogger on ‎09-25-2012 02:15 PM - last edited on ‎10-02-2012 01:42 PM by Blogger



"Re-imagined and yet simpler than ever before." That's my first take on the Windows® 8 Release Preview. It has been out for a while now allowing the world to test out and experience the upcoming 're-imagined' Windows®8.  I honestly have to say that the Live Tiles function has to be my most favourite feature introduced into the new Microsoft® ecosystem. The fact that at first glance I can see everything that’s new and happening in my multiple email inbox's, what's new with my friends on my Social Media Networks, my favourite news feeds giving me the latest headlines and so much more! It just makes things so much easier to see what's new and the latest info on the surface without having to load up an app. But what are Live Tiles?


Get laser relief - Reliable, compact laser printer … that just works!

by Vendor ‎09-07-2012 01:49 PM - edited ‎11-30-2012 07:30 AM

I think that everyone would agree that in today’s fast-paced professional environment, it’s vital to have office equipment that’s affordable, that you can really depend on and … that just works! Brother HL-2270DW


It’s still summer, but it’s time to start thinking about back to school!

by Vendor ‎08-30-2012 07:49 AM - edited ‎08-30-2012 07:50 AM

The weather may still be warm, but September is just days away. Getting back into the swing of things can be hard, but staying organized and ahead of the game will help students with the back to school transition. 

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