I hope everyone survived Tax Day. It’s always a hectic time of the year, and I’m not even a CPA. Of course, I know almost every single one of you wants to forget about taxes and the IRS until next year, but as I’ve shared before, being tax savvy is more than just filing on time. It’s having an ongoing strategy that considers tax implications now and in the future. I created an entire series on taxes to help you earlier this year because understanding your tax reality is part of becoming Financially Real.
Last week was Spring Break for the girls, so it was great to spend some extra time with them. We stayed close to home this year and spent a few days at Alisal Ranch in Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara. We had a great time and it was so nice to unwind. And now it’s back to playing catch-up, but it was so worth it!
A Few Good Reads
Here are some of my favorite posts. Enjoy!
Travis at Enemy of Debt reminded us that A Parent’s Job Is Never Done. Sometimes we forget what may be obvious to us, may not be to them, and we need to demonstrate some basic skills to help our kids transition successfully to adulthood.
Lauren from LBee and the Money Tree shared How I Paid off $8k in 90 Days. Sound impossible? Lauren walks you through how she did it and the opportunities it created for her. Congratulations, Lauren!
Michelle over at Fit Is the New Poor wrote a Dear Daughter: 10 Money Mistakes I Hope You Never Make letter to her unborn child. Great advice here and I know Michelle is not only going to be a great Mom but also a great financial role model.
Erin had a great staff post at Young Adult Money on Why Parents Should Consider Their Financial Needs First. This is one of the hardest things for parents to do but it is important they do so. Kids need financial stability more than new toys or gadgets.
Natalie aka The Finance Girl shared how she is Preparing to Become a Leader Ahead of Time. I love the 12 characteristics she outlines and these traits are ones we all need to embody whatever our role may be.
Well, that’s a wrap for this week. I hope everyone has a great weekend!