You've made it through tax season! It's time to celebrate! And the first person we should be celebrating are the Mothers in our lives.
April's (Tax) Showers have brought May Flowers. Now let's water those bad boys and get ready for a summer bloom!
They say that April Showers bring May Flowers. This saying comes from the idea that good things can come from seemingly unpleasant circumstances. Tax Season can be one of the most stressful times in a person's year. That's why it's important to take a step back and celebrate the good that comes from it!
If you had to pay a significant amount in taxes this year, rest assured that those dollars were in fact life-giving raindrops to the flowers of your future. Every dollar you pay in taxes is a testimony to your character and your credit. In fact, when buying a home, a car, or anything of significant value, people will be looking at your tax record. Having it up to date is a necessity, so making sure it's taken care of every year is a huge win. If you think you're paying too much in taxes, give us a call and maybe we can find areas in which you can make deductions!
On the other hand, you may be expecting a refund! If you're getting money from the government this year, then it goes without saying that you have something to celebrate. But what if there were a way to combine celebration with business-centered ambition and drive? It's possible to turn this year's Mother's Day (or ANY holiday, for that matter) into an investment and money-making opportunity.
“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its purest power." - Maya Angelou
Moms. They're our role-models, guardians, teachers, and guides. They show us how to walk, and they teach us how to drive. They remind us to eat, and wash behind our ears. And they represent strength, grace, and determination in their purest forms.
Here are some gift ideas to show Mom you really care :
1.) Homemade Gifts / Coupons - Give Mom the gift of savings! Instead of buying cards, make them at home. Instead of purchasing gifts, make coupons for her that she can cash in for chores, home-made meals, etc. Whip together a breakfast with stuff that is already around the house. She won't mind if her Breakfast-In-Bed is just cereal. What matters is the thought behind it! 2.) Week-long Subscription to favorite shows and movies - If Mom has a favorite TV show or movie that can only be found on one specific site or video-streaming service, there may be a way to get that for her. Many of the streaming services offer deals where you can sign up and get a week free. If you cancel the service before the end of the week, you don't pay anything. It's a great way to give her all the shows and movies she loves this Mother's Day (or any special occasion). 3.) Pre-Tax Benefits - If Mom works, there are plenty of deductions that she can qualify for. She could have part of her children's daycare paid for, get free parking, or even have her Toll Roads completely financed. Talk to her employer and see if there is a way to set up some of these benefits as part of their Payroll. Call us to find out more!
4.) Stocks / Investment Opportunities - What could be better than the possibility of huge financial growth on an investment? Instead of spending $100 on an array of gifts and cards, why not spend $100 on a Stock Investment, or even on starting a simple Savings Account at her bank? The best part about this gift is not that the $100 investment could grow to be a huge profit. The best part is the pride Mom will feel for having such forward-thinking loved ones in her life.
“A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness.” — Proverbs