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Help me I’m Drowning….In Receipts, by Mary Kennedy

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Money fear, some of us have it, some of us don’t.

When I talk about money, I get sweaty on the bottom of my feet, my mind races and then I think about hug circles. For those that know me, I am not a hugger, so the fear is so large, I have to vacate my mind to of all places, a hug circle? Really?

As tax season approaches, I am soothed in the fact that there are professionals out there, that deal with this all the time. We just had Donald J. Anspaugh, Jr on the show from Daddy Don Tax Service and he made this seem as easy, as well, the Staples Easy button, which by the way he has in his office.

As a freelance employee (actor, comic, teacher, talk show host etc..), I have receipts that could wallpaper the Washington Monument. I keep everything, I look a little bit like I belong in the show, Hoarders.

What I learned is, it is easier to organize this mess, than be buried by it. That will help when you ultimately meet with a tax preparer.

So take a deep breath everyone out there and start organizing your money life, much like you would your linen closet. One towel or receipt at a time and then pat yourself on the back, when your refund let’s you take a vacation or buy a pair of shoes you have been eyeing. Then use that shoebox to keep your receipts for this year. It is never too early to prepare.

Need a tax preparer, go to Tax Day is April 15, 2015.

Also watch our January 22 episode where we “Talk Taxes”.

– Mary

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