Never Ghost the IRS

Never Ghost the IRS

If you’re expecting a tax bill this year and you can’t afford it, the worst thing you can do is ignore it. The IRS charges a failure to pay penalty of 0.05% per month on the outstanding balance until it’s paid off, and while they charge you interest...
It’s not too late: Set those goals now!

It’s not too late: Set those goals now!

It’s not too late to set your financial and personal goals for 2019. I think that sometimes people set their goals in January and then by March 15th or mid-March those goals are in shambles. Here are some smart tips to get you back on track. If you have credit...
Speak Up!

Speak Up!

I’ve always been in awe of good public speakers. I am often invited to be a public speaker, but for most of my life I have shied away from it — for all the usual reasons. I even tried Toastmasters for a while. Eventually, I realized that by not speaking at events I...

Tax Cut or Reduced Withholding?

The new tax law is in full effect this year, and accountants are struggling to learn it. In fact, an accountant friend of mine said he anticipated spending the next two years learning about the intricacies of the tax changes. That said, the meager or non-existent tax...

Hear Me Roar!

I was recently honored to be recognized by The Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journal as one of Connecticut’s most powerful women! I believe in putting love into my business relationships. There’s nothing wrong with showing a softer side and being...

Accountability Buddies: Your Dream’s Best Friend

I’ve written before about how much I enjoy journaling. There’s just something about articulating your thoughts that makes achieving your goals so much easier. Recently I discovered another life hack that works in a way similar to journaling. I have an accountability...

Getting Down to Tidying Up

“Are you really going to use it, mom?” “I don’t know, I don’t want to throw it out,” I said “If I’m just going to throw it out after you’re gone you might as well throw it out now.” That’s the gist of a conversation I had with one of my daughters as we were going...

Scam Alert: Transcript Fraud

It’s a sad state of affairs when every year I have to make several unplanned posts about new fraud surrounding taxes. In the latest attack, it is not a direct attempt to steal our money, but rather our data. According to the IRS: The Internal Revenue Service and...