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February 8, 2009 -

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Club Tax Printers FINAL

ICLUBcentral is pleased to announce that final forms are now available in all of our Investment Club State Tax Printers for all States: AZ, CA, CO, GA, IA, IN, MA, MD, MN, MO, NJ, NY, PA, WI. Each of the 14 states we offer is finalized and approved by the appropriate states.

This means that you can prepare your club state and Federal tax filings as soon as you have closed your club's books and received your 1099 from your brokerage firm (which are to be mailed by the firm no later than February 15, 2009).

To update your pre-purchased Club Tax Printer, follow these instructions:

Club Accounting 3: After purchasing and installing the 2008 Federal Tax Printer software, open Club Accounting 3 and click on the Taxes tab at the top of the window. Make sure you are connected to the Internet, and select "2008 Tax Printers" from the drop-down menu. The Auto-Updater feature will then download the FINAL forms and you can prepare your club's Federal taxes

myiclub.com: All software updates are automatic for myiclub.com users. After purchasing and installing the 2008 Federal Tax Printer software, make sure you are connected to the Internet and click on the Taxes tab at the top of the myiclub.com window. Select "2008 Tax Printers," and the software will automatically access the FINAL forms, allowing you to begin to prepare your club's Federal taxes.

If you have not yet purchased your ICLUBcentral Federal and State Tax Printers Order Today! Filing Club Taxes is mandatory and your club could incur hefty fines per member per each month you are behind on filing.

Remember: ICLUBcentral is the only provider of investment club accounting tools whose replacement state tax forms are approved by each state for which we provide them! As a member of the National Association of Computerized Tax Processors, we work with each of the 14 states for which we offer the Club State Tax Printer to ensure that your club's filings are accepted without delay.


Join the Club!
by Amy Rauch Neilson

Weve all heard the phrase: History Repeats Itself. And, if we make an honest appraisal of our lives, each of us can find places along the way where we have repeated mistakes either our own, or ones of those who came before us.

Sometimes, its private. We look back on the lives of past generations, making mental notes about the actions that led to their successes, and we strive to repeat them. We look at the mistakes they made and vow to learn from them. Consider what weve learned in just the past few months alone. Many of us have vowed never to repeat the mistake of overextending ourselves with credit, of taking on a home loan that was beyond our means, or of assuming that our job would always be

Sometimes, its public, as it was for President Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts last week when, after both managed to stumble over the official words of the Oath of Office as they appear in the Constitution, Roberts administered the oath a second time later that evening. Its happened twice before previous presidents Calvin Coolidge and Chester A. Arthur also repeated the oath for similar reasons. If Obama is elected to a second term, you can bet that the Chief Justice and President Obama will take great care to repeat the words in their proper order.

If we are willing students, history does indeed offers great lessons. What, then, might we learn from past recessions that could shed light on prudent actions that we might take during the current economic downturn? How about opportunity, for starters?

Read more...


Investing Education -- In Your Area or Direct to You Online

Love is in the air in Wisconsin and so is an excellent investing education opportunity. Join ICLUBcentral's president, Douglas Gerlach, February 14th in Wisconsin for a day-long investor education event. In this special workshop, Doug will explain Accounting and Tax Preparation for Investment Clubs and will conduct a Club Portfolio Clinic. Anyone who attended Doug's presentation last year at the Chapter can vouch for the usefulness of Doug's instruction on helping get their club portfolios in better shape! Click here for registration information.

Want to learn how to successfully invest from the comfort of your home? Join us at one of our free online webinars. Each webinar is presented by an expert on the topic being presented and is available for a brief question and answer after the webinar concludes. Upcoming webinars include:

  • February 10: Go Offense! Go Defense! When to Buy, Sell, or Hold with Toolkit 6 In this online webinar Doug will review the portfolio managment features of Toolkit 6 and what signs to look for when deciding which stock to purchase, sell, or hold.
  • February 24: Improving Your Portfolio with the Investor Advisory Service presented by Douglas Gerlach and Scott. An informative session about Improving your Portfolio with Investor Advisory Service. Douglas and Scott will discuss how you can utilize Investor Advisory Service to select stocks to screen and improve your portfolio.
  • March 10: Tax Tracking and Reporting Tools in Investment Account Manager presented by Matt Willms, President, QUANT IX SOFTWARE. Matt will review tax tracking and reporting tools in Investment Account Manager to help make your tax season easier.
  • March 24: TakeStock for Conservative Fundamental Stock Analysis presented by Ken Peters, Instructor. There are just two things you need to know to invest successfully in common stock. The first is whether the company is of good enough quality to warrant your interest as a long-term investment. The second is whether the current price is a reasonable one to pay for the stock. Together we will look at how TakeStock does just this in a conservative manner so as to be safely used by beginning investors and how those more advanced can dig down into the data history to probe the Quality of the stock and to see how the Price determination was made.

Sign up today! Space is limited.


StockCentral Special Pricing for Current myiclub Members

ICLUBcentral is pleased to announce a limited time offer for current myiclub.com members! Purchase your annual StockCentral subscription through your club's myiclub website and receive a discount on your twelve month subscription. This offer is only valid for current myiclub members who make purchase through the special link on the myiclub.com StockCentral page (the last tab on the right that reads "StockCentral" and has a golden star) between February 2, 2009 and April 1, 2009. Any order or renewal placed prior to February 2, 2009 is not eligible for this discount.

February 9, 2009


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Events Calendar:
2/10/09: Webinar: Go Offense! Go Defense! When to Buy, Sell, or Hold with Toolkit 6

2/14/09: Club Accounting Workshop and Club Portfolio Clinic, Menasha, WI; Doug Gerlach, Presenter.

February 24: Improving Your Portfolio with the Investor Advisory Service presented by Douglas Gerlach and Scott Horsburgh

March 10: Tax Tracking and Reporting Tools in Investment Account Manager presented by Matt Willms, President, QUANT IX SOFTWARE

March 24: TakeStock for Conservative Fundamental Stock Analysis presented by Ken Peters, Instructor

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