October 15th

Are you ready for fall?  Back to school?  Back to work?  Upcoming deadlines? October 15th is the deadline for filing USA IRS taxes to avoid penalties and late fees.  That does not mean you should wait until that very last day.  It takes time to gather the paperwork to be ready for your CPA or tax…Read more »

Life After

death, divorce, job loss, bankruptcy or any other kind of loss.  If you garden or farm you can understand that the corn kernel must be fully dried up before planting.  Then it can reproduce many more ears, but under certain conditions. What are the conditions for positive change after loss?  I love how God teaches…Read more »

How to eat a paper elephant…

…one bite at a time. *** “Oh, I would hate for you to see my office!” “What would you do with paper from the 1950’s?” The implication is I would be shocked or overwhelmed. I would like to tell all the folks who say things like that, I don’t look at the clutter through their…Read more »

Never fear when retirement is near

Seniors and their families sometimes worry about not having enough money for retirement; or worse running out of money for long-term care. First and foremost it is important to remember that when one retires, not only is their income reduced, their expenses may go down as well. Less gas is needed to travel to/from work.…Read more »

a Little bird said….

My mom used to get tips from that little bird.  She was a Southern Lady.  They did not gossip, they just listened to the birds sing. ;D My new little bird logo will now be a spokesperson for My Concierge LLC. First tip from Little Bird, “Fly High!” You can take that in so many…Read more »

A good index is hard to find

The best cookbook I have ever owned is still The Lily Wallace New American Cookbook.  I inherited it from my mom.  She bought it back in the 1940s when it was first published.  What makes it great is three things:  Delicious-looking color pictures of some of the recipes (color from 1943?  Amazing!) , the comprehensive list of…Read more »