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...

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...

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...

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...

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.” – Jim Lovell So there’s been a bit of a...

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.” – Mary Hemingway An amusing story came out just...

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...

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...

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...

“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 download The Talented Mr. Ripley We start this week with a big announcement from President Obama about how he is seeking to...