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 subject came up in a note I wrote in mid-June, and the topic … Read More

Kathy BylkasThere ARE Some Shady Tax Pros Out There

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 often try to avoid discussing taxes with you in these personal notes. I find that too many … Read More

Kathy BylkasSummer Time is Tax Cutting Time!

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 these days. The loss of an American Icon (two, if you include Farrah Fawcett), unrest around the world and … Read More

Kathy BylkasAll This Debt Can Get You Down…What To Do?

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 my note: You know, I deal with taxes all the time of course…it’s my job, … Read More

Kathy BylkasWe All Get Taxed!

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.” <em>- Jim Lovell</em> So there’s been a bit of a flurry recently in the tax professional community about some proposals to further regulate our profession. … Read More

Kathy BylkasHere’s How Not to Worry About $

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.” <em>- Mary Hemingway</em> An amusing story came out just recently…apparently, there’s consequences for not being on top of your taxes! Turns out a … Read More

Kathy BylkasWatch Out For These Online Pitfalls

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 Korea, budget showdowns, economic fear, etc.), it’s tempting to see our current troubles … Read More

Kathy BylkasThe Truth About Credit Cards

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!