Sugar Land Tax Preparer Highlights How Obamacare’s Tax Provisions Could Affect You

This is one of those weeks when I sit down at my computer here at my Sugar Land tax office to write to you and I think, “Where do I even begin?” Millions are without power, fires continue to rage in Colorado (though they finally seem to have calmed down), and, of course, the Obamacare ruling from the Supreme Court … Read More

Pam BritzSugar Land Tax Preparer Highlights How Obamacare’s Tax Provisions Could Affect You

In A Sandwich?

"Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." – George Herbert If you take a broad view of our culture over the last 50 years (and you do it objectively), you can see … Read More

Pam BritzIn A Sandwich?

Could There Be a Mistake? We Can Fix It.

"If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one." – Dolly Parton As I write this on Monday morning, we’re all pretty distracted by the news of the capture and death of Osama bin Laden. It’s a bipartisan moment of gratification — even if it does mean celebrating the death of another human being. In this case, … Read More

Pam BritzCould There Be a Mistake? We Can Fix It.

Refunds & UN-Automating Your Life

Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. – Orison Swett Marden Last week, I posted my Note about automating your investment savings. After posting it, I did some more thinking about the whole notion of automating our lives, and … Read More

Pam BritzRefunds & UN-Automating Your Life

Thoughts During Our Final Week

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business–or almost anywhere else for that matter. – Lee Iacocca I’m writing this on Monday morning, the 11th, and our offices are buzzing! Next Monday will be no different — it’s the federal deadline, after all, and we always get panicked phone … Read More

Pam BritzThoughts During Our Final Week

Kindergartners With A Credit Card?

"Good, better, best. Never rest until good be better and better best." – Mother Goose Google tells me that Mother Goose didn’t *actually* exist — but she sure was smart, eh? We’re heading into spring … and just a couple weeks remain here in "tax season" (what we tax professionals call it). I do hope that, by now, you’ve taken … Read More

Pam BritzKindergartners With A Credit Card?

Posting This Again

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball Well, last week I departed from my normal area of expertise, and wrote a real-world guide on preparing your family and home for a true disaster. Got lots of feedback — thank you! But, I thought I should re-enter the fray of my … Read More

Pam BritzPosting This Again

The Japan Disaster And You

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. – Miguel De Cervantes It’s deja vu all over again, with another massive earthquake coming during tax time this year. Last year, it was Haiti … this year, of course, it’s Japan. The fallout (if you’ll forgive that term, … Read More

Pam BritzThe Japan Disaster And You

Are You Working Without A Net?

"Then give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you." – Madeline Bridges Before I get to what I wrote this week, I wanted you to know that there are a few important "announcements", following my Note, which affect your tax situation for 2010 (i.e. the taxes we’re helping you prepare NOW), or … Read More

Pam BritzAre You Working Without A Net?

A Friendly Tip (Not About Taxes)

"It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked." – Kahlil Gibran Last Monday, there was a certain holiday to attend to, and it’s pretty easy to let things sort of slide on by after that point. But here’s my advice for you: Don’t stop there. Yes, yes — the old canard: EVERY day is … Read More

Pam BritzA Friendly Tip (Not About Taxes)