All This Debt Can Get You Down…What To Do?

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn Well there’s potentially depressing news all over the place these days. The loss of an American Icon (two, if you include Farrah Fawcett), unrest around the world and … Read More

All This Debt Can Get You Down…What To Do?

We All Get Taxed!

“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” – Orson Welles I hope your Father’s Day was special…that you took the time to thank (or remember) your father, wherever he may be. On to the subject of my note: You know, I deal with taxes all the time of course…it’s my job, … Read More

We All Get Taxed!

Here’s How Not to Worry About $

“There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.” <em>- Enzo Lovell</em> So there’s been a bit of a flurry recently in the tax professional community about some proposals to further regulate our profession. … Read More

Here’s How Not to Worry About $

Watch Out For These Online Pitfalls

“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. You can train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.” <em>- Mary Hemingway</em> An amusing story came out just recently…apparently, there’s consequences for not being on top of your taxes! Turns out a … Read More

Watch Out For These Online Pitfalls

May Flowers Are Blooming!

“An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.” – Washington Irving The dust is truly beginning to settle around here (ok, maybe that’s just pollen). Regardless, we’re beginning the process of serving you during … Read More

May Flowers Are Blooming!

The Truth About Credit Cards

You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act. – Lee Iacocca How was your Memorial Day Weekend? Mine was pleasant…and, of course, sobering. With all of the news flying around this week (North Korea, budget showdowns, economic fear, etc.), it’s tempting to see our current troubles … Read More

The Truth About Credit Cards

Beat Back The Debt

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown Government debt is clearly on the rise. Right now, the government is borrowing almost 50 cents for every dollar it spends … Read More

Beat Back The Debt

‘Loopholes’ Are My Job

“The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.” – Thomas B. Macaulay We start this week with a big announcement from President Obama about how he is seeking to close “tax loopholes”. (Full article here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gpKlcN2oB5og6-h34ilV1flq338wD97VGQH01) And though I try to steer clear of politics here–I did … Read More

‘Loopholes’ Are My Job

We Don’t Stop Now

“It’s not what you do once in a while, it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.” – Jenny Craig Last week was crazy. We had so many last-minute folks come through our doors before the 15th, that I was (briefly) tempted to shut our doors so we could handle the flow! But we didn’t. … Read More

We Don’t Stop Now

This Is THE Week…

“If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy.” – Unknown Yes, this is it. This week a couple things happen. 1) Monday is “Tax Freedom Day”. I hate to start on this downer note, but April 13th is the date pegged by the Tax Foundation as the date when you’ve finally worked … Read More

This Is THE Week…