‘They’re All The Same’, And Other Untruths

"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people." – Virginia Woolf So the really important question: How’d you do on Valentine’s Day? Many people say it’s a "Hallmark Holiday", but well–some spouses and significant others think otherwise, right? Well, if you blew it, I’ve heard that it’s NEVER too late. Make this … Read More

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Well-Publicized Mistakes, And Going Alone

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. – George Eliot This week after the Super Bowl is leaving football fans at a bit of a loss. But an interesting fact about the winning Green Bay Packers: They’re the only professional sports team operating as a non-profit organization. There are exactly … Read More

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Clearing The Fog Of Common Mistakes

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. – Henri Matisse This is the time of year, during which we get to do exactly what Monsieur Matisse, up there, advises. We clear the fog of the (unnecessarily, in my opinion) burdensome pile of forms and regulations which form our tax process. Yes, … Read More

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An easy add-on to your tax preparation process

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy As I wrote a couple weeks ago, the start of the year is pretty important, in my opinion. And the LAST thing you need is to be stressed over finances. Yet that’s, unfortunately, … Read More

adminBassAn easy add-on to your tax preparation process

Tax paper chase

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. – Miguel De Cervantes This has ALREADY been one of our most intense years, in preparing the groundwork for “tax season”, simply because the tax code is getting even MORE complex. And, truly–it seems as if I write that … Read More

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Goals, schmoals

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don’t blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis Well, now the holidays are truly behind us, and this is the week where reality sets in for everybody. … Read More

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The last week for making changes

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend. – Euripides I woke up Monday morning, after the wonderful holiday weekend … and I had a realization: there are only FOUR days left in 2010. Obvious, yes … but it carries implications for your wallet, if you are wise with these days. For those of my clients and friends who prefer … Read More

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Taxes for the holidays?

“Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?” – Dennis Mannering So, I approached my computer this morning to write this, with a bit of a dilemma on my hands: should I give you my insight and input about the recently-PASSED tax rate agreement? Or, should I do something a little different? But then I realized — many of my clients … Read More

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Strong words about giving

“People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.” – George Matthew Allen I’m writing this on the “First Day of Christmas” (12 days before the 25th– or do the “12 days of Christmas” start on Christmas? Ah well…it’s the holidays.), and I’ll tell you what–this past weekend, I got a dose of what the holidays are *really* about… … Read More

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Take a day off … and save money?

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” – Napoleon Hill As I write this, Congress is still dawdling around with the politics of extending the current tax rates. They call it a “tax cut”…but really, it’s the avoidance of a tax *increase*. By the time you read this, it may have already been “resolved” … and I’ll … Read More

adminBassTake a day off … and save money?