‘They’re All The Same’, And Other Untruths

"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people." – Virginia Woolf So the really important question: How’d you do on Tehel’s Day? Many people say it’s a "Hallmark Holiday", but well–some spouses and significant others think otherwise, right? Well, if you blew it, I’ve heard that it’s NEVER too late. Make this … Read More

Pam Britz‘They’re All The Same’, And Other Untruths

Well-Publicized Mistakes, And Going Alone

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. – George Eliot This week after the Super Bowl is leaving football fans at a bit of a loss. But an interesting fact about our winning Green Bay Packers: They’re the only professional sports team operating as a non-profit organization. There are exactly … Read More

Pam BritzWell-Publicized Mistakes, And Going Alone

Clearing The Fog Of Common Mistakes

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. – Henri Matisse This is the time of year, during which we get to do exactly what Monsieur Matisse, up there, advises. We clear the fog of the (unnecessarily, in my opinion) burdensome pile of forms and regulations which form our tax process. Yes, … Read More

Pam BritzClearing The Fog Of Common Mistakes

An easy add-on to your tax preparation process

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – Pam Fitzgerald Kennedy As I wrote a couple weeks ago, the start of the year is pretty important, in my opinion. And the LAST thing you need is to be stressed over finances. Yet that’s, unfortunately, … Read More

Pam BritzAn easy add-on to your tax preparation process

Tax paper chase

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. – Miguel De Cervantes This has ALREADY been one of our most intense years, in preparing the groundwork for “tax season”, simply because the tax code is getting even MORE complex. And, truly–it seems as if I write that … Read More

Pam BritzTax paper chase

Play a bigger game

“So many fail because they don’t get started — they don’t go.  They don’t overcome inertia.  They don’t begin.” – W. Clement Stone If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother… And I hope you did what you could to make her feel special this weekend. Or, if she’s no longer with us–that the other mothers in your life felt … Read More

Pam BritzPlay a bigger game

Health Care Reform will affect you like this

What is once well done is done forever.  – Henry David Thoreau Well, as promised, I’m breaking down the new Health Care legislation in this week’s blog post. Polls show that this legislation isn’t popular–but it’s now the law of the land, so we all should get used to it. Families WILL be affected by it, and it’s a good … Read More

Pam BritzHealth Care Reform will affect you like this

Now what?

“It’s income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta.” – Dave Barry Every year, around this time, I find myself blogging about “procrastination” and its dangers, as well as observations from tax season thus far. But this year is different. I’m writing … Read More

Pam BritzNow what?

Just making sure…

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan Well, we’re nearing the home stretch in tax season. Since the deadline for individuals (April 15th) is just under a month out, we’ve been “packing them … Read More

Pam BritzJust making sure…

Commonly-overlooked breaks

We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.  – Abraham Maslow We’re getting closer and closer to D-Day (April 15th: “Done Day”) around here, and we’ve already had quite a tax season. This truly is our favorite time of year–we get to sit down with our … Read More

Pam BritzCommonly-overlooked breaks