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Ashley asks – “What about the Advance Child Tax Credit Payment?”

Ashley asks – “What about the Advance Child Tax Credit Payment?”

Hello everyone, this is Ashley Graban, Director of Client Services, and I have grabbed hold of Michael’s blog to share a conversation he and I had about the Advance Child Tax Credit Payment.

There has been enormous news recently about the Advance Child Tax Credit Payment and lots of questions.  I believe that this conversation that we had might clear up some of your questions and concerns.

Ashley – I have been reading a lot about the Advance Child Tax Credit Payment. Can you explain it to me?

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June 2021 – Scattershooting   Taxes, Child Care Credit and California Transplants

June 2021 – Scattershooting Taxes, Child Care Credit and California Transplants

Reflections today on life, taxes, and immigration from California.

LIFE

It feels good to see our friends and neighbors interacting in ways that have disappeared in the last 12 months.

While we continue to grow back into normal, I encourage you to shop, buy and dine locally.  These are our neighbors, friends and they have depended on us, and then return to what we all love to do is great; they need some special loving.  If you want to visit one of my favorite places, see Joe Covino at Covino’s and have the best pizza in DFW. Covino’s is BYOB (Of course it is Michael!)  I might be there tonight at my favorite patio table.

Taxes

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OBJECTS IN (THE) MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR

OBJECTS IN (THE) MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR

Ahead of Memorial Day, we want to express appreciation to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Tannery Company wishes all our clients and friends a beautiful holiday weekend and let us remember those who courageously gave their lives

Not all technology is semiconductor chips and apps.

A piece of simple technology, the convex mirror, and its slogan appeared in film, a 1994 song, a 1993 album, and my favorite the 1980’s Far Side Cartoon by Gary Larson.

The phrase “objects in (the) mirror are closer than they appear” is a safety warning intended to remind how a car was closer and posed a potential problem to the driver.

Today’s we might need the same guidance as we have ridden the economic and emotional rollercoaster over the last 12 months through emotional highs, pandemic lows, and lockdowns.

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Spring Clean Your Personal Finances

Spring Clean Your Personal Finances

The beginning of Spring typically coincides with the religious holidays of Easter for the Christian faith and Passover for the Jewish faith.

Both holidays are times of new beginnings.

What about your finances?  Do they need a resurrection or an exodus from the financial life you living?

These are the ten rules for a stress-free financial life that you can put in place so that you and your family can be financially independent.

Conquer Your Finances

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January 2021 – Unplugged Scattershooting

January 2021 – Unplugged Scattershooting

In case you have amnesia and wonder what Scattershooting is, I would refer you to my November Blog; otherwise, just read on, and you might realize that Ms. Gorman, my 7th grade English teacher, is grimacing from above at the lack of structure in this blog.   (Does she know what a blog is?)

Buddy

It has been fourteen days now, and I still look for him.  If you have ever had a companion, then you understand entirely.  Tina and I both have had so many people reach out and tell us their story about their “Buddy” story.

One that touched me immensely was just this past Monday night.  Mr. Mackey is older and retired.  He lives two houses away.  On Monday, I came walking by saying hello, and then Mr. Mackey asked, “Where’s Buddy.”  I told him.

Mr. Mackey replied, “He was such a happy dog.”

Thanks to all of you who have written, texted, or called.  It just shows us that Buddy touched many lives.  I know you miss his slobbery hello’s!

 

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2021 Resolutions

2021 Resolutions

The year that seems to last for five years has ended.  Yet, has that changed anything?  No, it is just a date on a calendar that allows us to clean the board and start over.

Many of you made resolutions on December 31 about goals for the new year.

Have you checked back in with them to see if you are on track?.

Statistically, the first day of a goal is the most difficult.  Want to set a goal?  Decide what your goal is and divide it by ten.

Make that your goal.

A speaker and author that I enjoy reading and receiving his weekly blog is Jon Acuff.  I would encourage you to get his weekly emails and see how they fit you and your organization.

Recently, he wrote about “How to Read 100 Books in a Year”. 

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