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Oct 08 2009

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How About a National Day Without Tax Prep Anxiety?

If there’s anything I procrastinate more than getting the taxes done, I don’t know what it is. The insane part is that we are due a refund. And here I am, pressed on a deadline once again. I don’t want to find out what happens when you need an extension for your extension.

I believe it’s because, in gathering the necessary tax documentation, I relive some scary stuff that happened in the previous year, medically and financially. My hubby, very suddenly, needed heart bypass surgery a year ago in August. I pretty much lived at the hospital for 11 days, and the recovery period was slow, with an extra overnight hospital stay thrown in. He’s okay now, and I’m grateful. I just don’t like reliving the anxiety of that period as I tabulate out of pocket costs for our taxes.

I think that’s, generally, the crux of it. You gather up all the “things” that constitute your tax life, and it reminds you of where you were last year. Maybe you’re in a better place now, maybe not. Maybe you met certain goals, maybe not. For me, it’s never about the money. It’s always about getting concrete on something I’d rather not go to again.

Now to just make that little bit of knowledge work for me somehow….

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