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

Jim OrnelasThis 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

Jim OrnelasDo 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

Jim OrnelasSpring 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

Jim OrnelasIt’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

Jim OrnelasJust 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

Jim OrnelasWhat 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

Jim OrnelasSome “Economical” Love…

Here are my resolutions…

This is why our clients and their friends seek us out for *more* than simple tax preparation, but a whole host of other services as well–from planning, to business services, to simple encouragement. I get to be someone in your life who says: “You can do this. You’re not alone.”

Jim OrnelasHere are my resolutions…