5 Incredible Tips For Your Next DITY Move

5 Tips for a DITY Move

Seven years into the Coast Guard as a significant other/spouse and I was on PCS #3.  Already knowing we had acquired more than our allotted weight amount, I had the brilliant idea of doing a DITY (Do It Yourself) move.  Ha! For any of you that have done a DITY move, you either find the positives, or you hate it and choose to not do it again. Okay, Kelsey – so what is your story?  My mother had moved in with us – yes, how lucky of my husband.  So we got all the wonderful antique pieces that better be wrapped beyond wrapped to ensure no damage comes to it, and her 10 year-old dog.   Let me paint this full picture for you. We were going to move 3 adults, 1 toddler, 2 dogs, 2 vehicles, and yes, the truck.  No, it gets better. Which leads into my 5 incredibly […]

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3 Tips to Decrease that Pesky Tax Bill

Tips to Decrease Your Tax Bill

Many families dread the week of April 18th (I cannot as my husband’s birthday falls within this week) because of the looming deadline that comes up every year – tax bill time.  Many families are excited at the prospect of receiving their W2s because it means refund time aka vacation money, house repairs, or maybe even stock in adult beverages to get them through the chaos until next month.  No judgment.  However, what I think many families do not know is that when you fill out your W-4 with your employer to withhold a higher amount of tax, you are in essence giving the government an interest-free loan. Wait, what?  Yes! You are paying taxes into a system that they ultimately use and are then responsible for repaying you for the “overage” that you have paid.  You do not get to collect interest on the “loan” you are providing.  This […]

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