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“The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.” -Will Rogers Your family’s Personal Financial Guide is here, and we’ve got some bad news to start the week…as well as some good news for many from the past weekend. (Btw, I’m not referring to the healthcare bill passing the House, as I’m not going … Read More

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Are things looking up?

“The past does not define you, the present does.” – Jillian Michaels Phew! I’m feeling rested this week–how about you? Sure was nice to wake up Sunday morning with an “extra” hour of sleep, thanks to Daylight Savings–well, Daylight “Losings” in this case. And I’ve got some insight about the current economy–as well as a special offer for you at … Read More

Are things looking up?

And you think WE’VE got it bad!

“The wisdom acquired with the passage of time is a useless gift unless you share it.” <em>- Esther Williams</em><em> </em> It sometimes seems to me like this country is torn up with envy. (By the way, I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was nice and slow at home and outside with the family–enjoying the fall weather. Only a … Read More

And you think WE’VE got it bad!

Turns Out You Might Get Taxed, After All…

“Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head says it can’t be done.” – Benjamin Morrell As you know, from previous notes we’ve exchanged, I really do try to steer clear of political disputes. My clients hail from all sides of the political spectrum, and it does me no good to tick off a bunch … Read More

Turns Out You Might Get Taxed, After All…

There ARE Some Shady Tax Pros Out There

“A lot of people like to do certain things, but they’re not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything.” – George Lucas This subject came up in a note I wrote in mid-June, and the topic … Read More

There ARE Some Shady Tax Pros Out There

Summer Time is Tax Cutting Time!

No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. – Harry Emerson Fosdick It’s pretty crazy that we’re already nearing the end of July! Is it just me, or is time really flying by? More than halfway through 2009… Well, I often try to avoid discussing taxes with you in these personal notes. I find that too many … Read More

Summer Time is Tax Cutting Time!

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