Monthly Archives: April 2014

Moving Made Simple

Want a smooth moving day? Start early, plan accordingly! I’ve moved about once a year for the past decade or so. My husband and I met in college then bounced around from place to place, coast to coast, house to house. Moving is fun! Exciting! Stressful… expensive... Wait, what? As we’ve gotten older and become more settled in other areas of our lives, moving has become a bit more complex than shoving our clothing and animals into the car

Tech Tuesday – My Move App

My Move App - According to the developer My Move is “a complete move planner for your upcoming relocation.” Price: Free Platforms: Android, iPhone. I recently moved and thought it would be a great time to test out My Move.

Tech Tuesday – Mailbox App

The Mailbox app redesigned the inbox to make email light, fast, and mobile-friendly. Quickly swipe messages to your archive or trash and scan entire conversations in a chat-like view.

Tech Tuesday IRS2Go

According to its developers, "IRS2Go is an IRS-developed app designed to help taxpayers in several ways. The app lets taxpayers check on the status of their refund, sign up for helpful tax tips or get the most recent IRS Twitter feeds. Download IRS2Go, then connect with the IRS whenever you want, wherever you are."

Preparing for Taxes

Filing taxes late can be costly. The IRS outlines several consequences for late filing. They include: Interest and penalties; Loss of social security benefits for the self-employed; and Trouble getting loan approval for home, car, education. One of the main reasons people have for late filing is that they don’t have all of their documents organized or are dealing with receipts for items

Tax Tips

Tax Tips and Resources for 2014 Tax season is upon us yet again! Our clients often struggle with how to best prepare for their meeting with an accountant or with how to organize paperwork so that they can do their own taxes. This year, we’ve put together some tips and resources that we hope will make this process less painless. While we are not tax accountants or lawyers, we have gathered information directly from the IRS webpage and hope that this information will help with organizing your paperwork for a smoother filing process.

Book Club – Dirty Secret – Jessie Sholl

Dirty Secret – Jessie Sholl If you have ever kept a secret for even a short amount of time, it often feels liberating to finally tell it to someone, anyone, no matter how hard it is to do. In Jessie Sholl’s book, Dirty Secret, she does just that. In her book Jessie describes the roller coaster of emotions as she lived with her Mother’s hoarding (the Dirty Secret), and how it felt to finally tell the world. She describes how life was while living with both of her parents and then after their divorce – living between two houses (one normal, one not). Her childhood was anything but normal and happy and impacted her adult life in many ways.