Blog September 22, 2021

I Am the Captain Now

Everyone knows that Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer — one last blowout weekend for trips to the beach or lake, cookouts, and carefree fun. So which holiday kicks off fall? Obviously, that’s National Talk Like a Pirate Day, which we celebrate on September 19. Talk Like a Pirate Day kicks off a […]

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Blog September 15, 2021


To paraphrase Tolstoy, “All honest taxpayers are alike; every dishonest taxpayer is dishonest in his own way.” But what happens when a dishonest taxpayer is dishonest in every way? Turn on your speakers and cue the theme from Cops while you enjoy this week’s story. Philip Pesin earned a degree in finance from the University of Arizona […]

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Blog September 8, 2021

Work on This

Back in the early 1880s, American workers toiled as much as 12 hours per day at the coal mine or the bobbin factory. Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, proposed a parade followed by a picnic for a demonstration of the budding labor movement’s solidarity and a […]

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Blog / Finance & Accounting September 1, 2021


FILING LATE CAN COST YOU DEARLY Many people choose to file late. But it can cost you. Six bad things can happen when you file your tax return late. (We bet there may be more.)   What’s Late? You can extend your tax return and file during the period of extension; that’s not a late-filed […]

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Blog September 1, 2021

Big Yellow Taxi

A century ago, America was “a nation of shopkeepers.” Beginning in the 1950s, we became a nation of malls. Today, we’re a nation of big-box stores. Walmart, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Home Depot have stomped their way across our landscapes like so many commercial Godzillas. In the words of the counterculture philosopher Joni […]

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Blog August 25, 2021

Tax Policy Lessons From Horseshoe Crabs

Scientists recently announced finding a fossilized horseshoe crab brain from 310 million years ago. As the New York Times reported, “Siderite, an iron carbonate mineral, accumulated rapidly around the dead creature’s body, forming a mold. With time, as the soft tissue decayed, a white-colored clay mineral called kaolinite filled the void left by the brain.” And here’s […]

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