Do Your Own Taxes

I’ve done my taxes on my own using TurboTax, from the comfort of my own home, for the last 8 years. The software stores all of my old documents for me and welcomes me and guides me kindly and simply through questions which I can do on my own schedule (or at 3am). Even with a small business return to file, I never paid more than $100. ...more

Costly Mistake

This morning at the tax preparer's office, I was informed that we (I) had made a costly mistake. It was a bitter pill. Not because it was one more financial burden to add to an ever-increasing tally of financial burdens.It was bitter because it was not a simple mess up. I can't comfort myself with "These things happen. Everyone makes mistakes." Because it was not a mistake. It was a decision, a decision I made to distrust myself....more

4 Easy Ways to Reduce How Much You Owe In Taxes

Not everyone has the luxury of receiving a tax refund.  If you are one of the "unlucky" people who has to pay Uncle Sam every year, here are a few tips that may come in handy....more

Tax Season: How I Plan to Keep Myself Organized for 2015

First, Happy Birthday to my Dad! I hope you have a fantastic day! XO.Let’s talk about taxes. Because I’m in the middle of getting everything organized for mine, and I don’t think I’ve ever been so stressed out doing them! Ah… tax season.I used to have it easy. A couple of W2s, some student loan interest and bank account interest, and viola, taxes were done easy peasy with TurboTax or HR Block.But now, with a business, it’s a whole different ball game....more

Why You Shouldn't Wait Until Tax Season to Look at Your Finances

As we head into tax filing season, a lot of entrepreneurs are scrambling to get all of their financial information. Credit card statements, bank accounts, PayPal transactions, fifteen excel spreadsheets, not to mention trying to remember what that $62 charge was back on January 9 of last year…the whole process can seem overwhelming.And on top of that, you may be trying to find a tax accountant only to find out that they are super busy and don’t get back to you right away.What if I were to tell you that it didn’t have to be this complicated?...more

10 Smart Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

I have been inspired to write about this topic because I see so many people use all (and I mean ALL) of their tax refund as soon as the funds are available inside of the account....more
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Money Lessons from Teresa Giudice: What every woman needs to do to avoid prison time for tax fraud

 In late 2014, Teresa Giudice- the captivating, hot-tempered, gorgeous Italian mama from the reality show Real Housewives of New Jersey, was sentenced to 15 months in prison. She and her husband have been convicted of defrauding the IRS over a period of 10 years....more
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Too old for latge nights

In my mid-50′s, I find it frustrating that I really miss my straight eight hours of sleep.I know as you get older, they claim you need less sleep. Last night we got in and were in bed by eleven o’clock.The problem there is Jim is wired up worried about taxes getting done this week, and other things, so he came down to bed at 3a.m., which was the end of my sleep.I can drink coffee until the cows come home but cutting me off at the knees at three a.m.,well, I just killed a can of V8 because I am too apprehensive to do red bull**vision of heart palpitations **...more