Tax Time Fun Facts

Tax Return Picture

“Yay, it’s tax season!” – so says some crazy accountant somewhere. But I’m not an accountant and, to me, there are few things as frustrating as filing your taxes. First, I pull together 27 some odd documents named with just a number dash letter combination, all of which contain far too many boxes, asterisks, and subtext. Then, I fire up the old interweb browser, head to some online tax software, and try to follow the steps to file on my own. I have to at least attempt to save myself a few bucks by not hiring a professional. And so, the downward spiral of uncertainty and frustration begins…Is this number right? Is that how I should interpret that line item? Why can’t I deduct my home office? How many kids do I have again? Will I get a refund?  Will I owe?!? Am I going to get audited? Oh boy, how much would that cost me? It is amazing that something with such lengthy, cumbersome, and detailed instructions can still leave me with a very vague understanding of what to do. Grrrr. Ultimately, I throw in the towel and look for that accountant that said “Yay, it’s tax season!” and pay for the peace of mind.

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Posted 4/4/2019

Closing Up Your Winter Home

Door Lock

It’s never too early to start thinking about summer! Especially for those of us who have stayed up north during the winter. We’re counting the days until everything has thawed out and we can once again enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re also looking forward to summer up north but have the benefit of spending your winter somewhere warm, you’ll want to start preparing for your home to be closed up for summer. Here’s a rundown of things to consider for closing up your home.

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Posted 3/6/2019

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