Many people will file their 2017 Tax Return in another 7 months with a recurring mooooooan and grooooooan. Now is the time to take your preventative medicine and avoid the pain!
We all form habits, we are human. We try to develop good ones to replace the bad ones - and often are successful. But most successes don’t come without a coach, cheerleader or some kind of support.
Tax Time is usually a time of regret over not being successful at last years promise to oneself, “I not going to pay this much again, I`m going to keep better records and search out a Tax plan or some professional help and get smarter about this!”
Then summer comes and the golf clubs, fishing gear or other hobby peaks up its head and says to you…”what are you crazy, we are gonna spend this beautiful day at a Tax office, planning next years outcome - when we could be on the greens??”
Here is what you do to have your cake, and eat it too!
Watch the weather forecast for the week on Monday. Figure out if there is an afternoon after 4pm looks like rain. Tell your boss you're leaving early - or if your retired, don’t say yes when asked to attend tonight’s dinner gathering. Instead, grab last years return plus your current financial statements and call your local Tax Planning office to make an appointment.
With six months to change behavior, read, self-educate and take baby steps with your planner - it's not to late to have real success.
Procrastinate. and the summer will be gone and your chances of real success will be greatly diminished.
To quote a great American, “Get er done!”