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.” <em>- H. Jackson Brown</em> Government debt is clearly on the rise. Right now, the government is borrowing almost 50 cents for every dollar it spends … Read More

Kathy BylkasBeat Back The Debt

‘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 We start this week with a big announcement from President Obama about how he is seeking to close “tax loopholes”. (Full article here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gpKlcN2oB5og6-h34ilV1flq338wD97VGQH01) And though I try to steer clear of politics here–I did … Read More

Kathy Bylkas‘Loopholes’ Are My Job

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 to settle around here (ok, maybe that’s just pollen). Regardless, we’re beginning the process of serving you during … Read More

Kathy BylkasMay Flowers Are Blooming!

We Don’t Stop Now

“It’s not what you do once in a while, it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.” – Jenny Craig Last week was crazy. We had so many last-minute folks come through our doors before the 15th, that I was (briefly) tempted to shut our doors so we could handle the flow! But we didn’t. … Read More

Kathy BylkasWe Don’t Stop Now

This Is THE Week…

“If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy.” – Unknown Yes, this is it. This week a couple things happen. 1) Monday is “Tax Freedom Day”. I hate to start on this downer note, but April 13th is the date pegged by the Tax Foundation as the date when you’ve finally worked … Read More

Kathy BylkasThis Is THE Week…

Do You Procrastinate?

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. – Bill Cosby Well, I was meaning to write a blog post this morning, but something else came up. I had to go outside and…I don’t know, sit for while. … Read More

Kathy BylkasDo You Procrastinate?

Spring Means Hope!

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. – Dolly Parton I don’t know about you, but I get pretty excited about the spring. When the snow is gone, and the trees don’t seem so desolate…and am I right that the angle of the sun is a bit less harsh? I … Read More

Kathy BylkasSpring Means Hope!

It’s Madness Out There! …

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. – George Eliot …well, “March Madness”, that is! Unfortunately, this little national hoops holiday isn’t one which my staff and I get much chance to participate in. We’re too busy doing your taxes! Yep, this is close to our busiest time of the … Read More

Kathy BylkasIt’s Madness Out There! …

Just Under One Month Left…

“Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.” – Andy Rooney 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 in” around here! I’ll tell you what…one of the main reasons we love tax season around here is that … Read More

Kathy BylkasJust Under One Month Left…

What are YOU thinking?

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – From A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh Last week, I touched a nerve (again). I gave you some hard numbers related to our current economic situation…and pointed out that if you compare where we are NOW, to where we were … Read More

Kathy BylkasWhat are YOU thinking?