By Justin Thompson
Tax season is upon us, with less than two months to go until the April 17th deadline.
Last year at this time I was a contract employee, and I remember the hassle of having to go through my taxes. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but I did listen to my mother's sage advice to always "pay yourself first." I hid money away, because I knew I'd have to fork over cash to Uncle Sam since no taxes were taken out of my paycheck.