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More important money or time?

More important money or time?

My business coach emphasizes how my success shows up far more often when I think generously versus thinking stingy. Yet, I struggle with this concept daily.

Why?  The human brain protects us.

The reptilian part of your human brain is responsible for the most basic survival functions, such as heart rate, breathing, body temperature.

It saves us from taking the wrong step off the curb and being struck by the motor vehicle that we did not see yet in the realm of money. It has the exact opposite results.

Do you think money is abundant?

Probably not, and that is the problem – that is stingy thinking.

You need to reset your thinking and think in abundance.

What is limited is the amount of time.   Time is the enemy of abundance.

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2020 Taxes are a Dumpster Fire

2020 Taxes are a Dumpster Fire

With the 2021 Winter Storm and American Rescue Plan (ARP), there are moving parts to tax return deadlines, stimulus payments, Unemployment compensation, and more changes that need your attention.

Additionally, the ARP added tax provisions to your 2020 tax return.  That is right, a law that passed Congress and signed into law on March 11, 2021, has tax rules for your 2020 tax return.

TAX DEADLINES

If you live in Texas or Oklahoma, your deadline is June 15, 2021, for ALL tax returns and your First and Second quarter estimated tax payments.

The remainder of the United States has a May 15, 2021 deadline to file their 2020 income tax returns; however, if you pay estimated taxes, your first quarter estimated taxes are due April 15, 2021.

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Scattershooting about Taxes

Scattershooting about Taxes

April 15 is only 48 days away; there is news you need to know about Income Taxes that will impact you today, tomorrow, and next year.

I am personally in a quandary about writing this blog.  Humans are by nature prone to procrastinate until forced against a hard deadline.  Read on to see both sides of the argument.

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The Pipes are Bursting

The Pipes are Bursting

A phrase I heard, understand, and often use is  –

You do not know what you do not know until you do.

Never have we had a Winter Storm Warning for ALL 254 Counties in Texas.  That is 171.902 MILLION ACRES of TEXAS.

We could start this at the top and persecute the “Leaders” at ERCOT for the massive failure.  Yet, there have been enough revelations of failure in the news and social media.

Thankfully today, the temperature will get above freezing.

It will be a welcome change to the past week; it is only the beginning of the ongoing disaster for others.

Warren Buffet is quoted with the saying,

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”

Today it is going to be,

“Only when the pipes thaw will you find out if they had cracked or burst.”

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Go Local on Valentines Day FTW

Go Local on Valentines Day FTW

I cannot believe this is happening; two of my favorite events are happening on the same Day!

Sunday is Valentines’ Day and the Daytona 500.  It is a perfect match for two of the most overhyped days of the year.  If you happen not to be paying attention, my comments are dripping with sarcasm.

We can start with the easy one, the Daytona 500 or “Go Fast turn left,” as Nascar is known.  There was even a Super Bowl commercial with Ryan Newman using the line, “it only turns left.”

The Daytona 500 is the biggest racing event of the year, and it is the first race.  That would be like showing up for your first day at work and retiring.  They even throw a party for you.

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