3 Tips to get a jump on your taxes

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PHOENIX -- April 15 is still a ways off, but now is the time to start thinking about your taxes -- both filing for 2011 and setting yourself up in the best possible position for 2012.

Financial expert Sharon Lechter shared three tips with 3TV's Allison Alexander.

1. Review last year's return.

2. Hire a tax expert.

3. Get organized.

If you want to stay informed, make use of trusted free resources such as www.feedthepig.org or www.360financialliteracy.org to brush up on legislative initiatives to get the most out of your taxes.  For more information, visit www.payyourfamilyfirst.com.