Does Your Job Give You the Sunday Night “Dreads”? Escape in 3 Easy Steps

Many workers have a Monday through Friday schedule with a two day weekend, usually  Saturday and Sunday.  Many others work four ten-hour shifts for a three day weekend. I have found in speaking to many clients no matter what the schedule, whether Tuesday through Saturday,  Wednesday through Sunday or any other variation, if you are…

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Is This Your Life?

I remember my early working years after graduating from college.  I held many receptionist jobs in Manhattan. I recall working in beautiful offices, and as this was before the internet,  all you needed was to speak well on the phone, dress professionally, have good customer service skills, and be able to do tasks for executives such…

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Paid to Brainstorm Workshop Series

Do you love to brainstorm? Are you always thinking up new business ideas? Do you jump in to give other people ideas? Do you dream about a career where you can work when, where, and how you want?  Well, what if I told you there was a way you could get paid to help other people find unique ways…

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Weeding Out Excuses

“Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?” No joke, some people hear that question all their lives and don’t know. I’ve always thought that was the wrong question so I have a better one for you. What do you most want to experience in this life of yours? Now, that’s…

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Are You Imprisoned by the “Golden Handcuffs?”

Have you ever felt trapped in your job? You feel that you can’t quit because you “can’t waste your degree” or leave those great benefits you have of health insurance, 401K, and a comfortable salary. I understand. I’ve been there. I’ve also known countless people who are “doing time” in their jobs, as they plan…

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Tax Mistakes or Tax Breaks Part 4

I love working with stained glass, and have taken several classes in a studio of a private home. The instructor also designed a gift shop area out of a portion of her living room, where she sold stained glass supplies as well as art pieces she created. Some self-employed people may purchase property and equipment for a…

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Tax Mistakes or Tax Breaks Part 3

Doesn’t it seem that the older you get the faster time goes? One day I was celebrating my 16th birthday. Then the next day I was battling hot flashes and watching my youngest child graduate from high school. Many of us start out in life full of hopes and dreams. We also strive in our…

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Tax Breaks or Tax Mistakes Part 2

There’s no place like home. Most self-employed taxpayers’ businesses start as home-based businesses.  Portions of business costs are deductible.  If your gross income from your business exceeds your total expenses, then you can deduct all of your expenses related to the business use of your home.  If your gross income is less than your total…

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Tax Breaks or Tax Mistakes

The other day I was half-listening to a radio talk show while driving to the grocery store. No big deal, right? I mean, don’t we all half-listen to radio talk shows now and then? Then the host grabbed my attention with this statement: “The tax laws in this country protect two classes of people –…

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