‘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

R Menden‘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

R MendenMay 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

R MendenWe 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

R MendenThis 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

R MendenDo 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

R MendenSpring 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

R MendenIt’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

R MendenJust 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

R MendenWhat are YOU thinking?

Some “Economical” Love…

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. – Thomas Jefferson This Saturday, there’s a certain holiday to attend to, and I thought I’d give you a little “nudge”. But, since I am a tax professional, after all–I’m going to give you some romance tips “on a budget”! Wives can scoff at this list, … Read More

R MendenSome “Economical” Love…