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I Feel Good While I Do My Taxes

Friday, April 08, 2011

You know, I realized today that I actually feel good while I am doing my taxes.

It makes me feel accomplished and productive.

Oh, don't get me wrong.

I, like all of us, wish we never had to do taxes. But we all are familiar with the quote "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride".

So instead of grousing about having to do them, like it or not, why not enjoy it?

After all, it IS the adult thing to do, isn't it.

I used to have a CPA do our taxes, and he and I really big time did not like each other. I dreaded having to go to him.

He was very good at what he did, but had the personality of a hungry shark.

Now that we are both retired, doing our taxes has become quite simple actually. Especially with the Turbo Tax help.

I just enter the correct numbers in the correct place, get it all filled in, and send it off.

When I click the send button, I feel GOOD. I feel ADULT. I feel FINISHED.

The best part though???

I get to play in my quilt room after with no feelings of "I SHOULD BE DOING......"

I have earned my play time.
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  • ELLIE381
    Good for you. I really hate doing them but it is something we have to do. I am more in the middle of ours. Ours are fairly easy but our son's are a little more complicated. You are right it is quite easy with Turbo tax and you really do feel good when they are done. Thanks for reminding me to get off my but and just do them.
    2326 days ago
    I dont work, so I dont have to do taxes.... am enjoying retirement even if its forced retirement. May have to skimp and pinch pennies but dont have to worry about doing or paying taxes, but I hate having to pay taxes on everything I buy! Too bad we cant get all that back agter retirement! all those taxes! And we get NOTHING, and in fact Obama wants to cut back our medicare!
    2326 days ago
    You seriously earned that play time, Sandy! We used to have someone else do our taxes, too; then we realized that in order to do that, we had to gather all the pieces of information together for him in the first place, and that was the worst of the work. Plugging in all the numbers, especially with software, is easy; why pay someone to do that?!

    2326 days ago
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