How to Stop Worrying by Timothy Phillips

stop worrying

There are so many things in our modern world that are true causes for concern. Whatever your politics, the atmosphere in Washington is tense. There is unrest across the culture, and a sense that many of the things that we have grown to rely upon aren’t nearly as stable as they once were. And to top it all off, Batman … Read More

Timothy PhillipsHow to Stop Worrying by Timothy Phillips

What Is Estate Planning? Six Good Reasons Everyone Should Have An Estate Plan In Dallas/Fort Worth

What is Estate Planning

There comes a point when you hear news such as we all saw unfold over the weekend in London (and earlier in the week in Manchester, UK), and it’s tempting to just go numb. It feels like survival, during these crazy times. But I’m fighting to care, and not just tune EVERYTHING out. There is great wisdom in keeping our … Read More

Timothy PhillipsWhat Is Estate Planning? Six Good Reasons Everyone Should Have An Estate Plan In Dallas/Fort Worth

Millennials In The Dallas/Fort Worth Workplace

Millennials In The Workplace

Memorial Day is behind us, and our lives move forward. Mere words, even a full day of memorializing cannot measure the worth and honor due to our fallen service men and women. For many of us, a 3-day weekend ushers in the summer … and maybe that’s because the task of memorializing itself seems not to be enough. I’m reminded … Read More

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Phillips’ Guide To Keeping Financial Records

financial records

The other day, the New York Times ran a story that spoke to one of my favorite topics: keeping our minds clear. The subject was the seemingly-endless barrage of news stories about the current administration, and the challenges of navigating your mind to be free of it all. Whomever you voted for, whatever your political persuasion (and I’m making a … Read More

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Dreaming Big Must Come Before Financial Planning by Timothy Phillips

Financial Plan

You’d probably be surprised if you sat in on some of the meetings I have with some of my tax planning and preparation clients. This is by no means the majority of my clients, but there is certainly a good subset of people who have piled away a ton of financial resources … but who are bored, tired and a … Read More

Timothy PhillipsDreaming Big Must Come Before Financial Planning by Timothy Phillips

How To Buy Happiness In Dallas/Fort Worth

Buy Happiness

Not a huge amount of “tax news” these days … we’re watching Congressional movement on tax reform, Obamacare, etc. but right now, it’s all mostly just talk. But that’s politics, I suppose. Which is a good argument for not diving too deeply into it. Now … moving to things far more immediately relevant: I’ve written before about the surprising disconnect … Read More

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Tax Freedom Day And Amended Tax Returns For Dallas/Fort Worth Taxpayers

amended tax return

When I say, “3.5 months of labor,” I’m not actually referring to the work we do here in our Dallas / Fort Worth tax office on behalf of our clients. (Frankly, we work the entire year so that these past few months would NOT be as crazy as they might otherwise be.) Nope, I’m referring to one of the big dates we … Read More

Timothy PhillipsTax Freedom Day And Amended Tax Returns For Dallas/Fort Worth Taxpayers

A Tax Day Thank You From Timothy Phillips

Tax Day

Lifting my heavily-lidded eyes to peer up through the haze of government forms and procedures, I peek at the calendar, which today said: April 17. (If any of the above sounded slightly poetic, that’s the coffee talking; I’m a Dallas/Fort Worth tax accountant, after all.) Yes, today is an extremely busy day for us here at Team Phillips — it’s … Read More

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Considering Filing A Tax Extension In Dallas/Fort Worth? Read This First.

tax extension

Last week, I wrote all about those deadlines. <shiver> I know for a fact that the very word can strike pain and anxiety into the hearts of certain of my clients (who shall remain nameless). So, this week … well, I’m going to give you the chance to exhale a little. It’ll be like a warm bath of security, peace … Read More

Timothy PhillipsConsidering Filing A Tax Extension In Dallas/Fort Worth? Read This First.

Timothy Phillips’ List of What Else Is Due On April 18th

April 18th

It’s “go time” around here. Our phones are buzzing, the email inboxes are overflowing, but we are focused like a laser beam on giving our clients the BEST service for their time (and wallet), and ensuring that nobody is paying Uncle Sam more than they should. We’ve invested a lot into this time of year — in education, client management … Read More

Timothy PhillipsTimothy Phillips’ List of What Else Is Due On April 18th