Tax Man

Enough Time To… File Tax

Getting Someone Else To Do It For at least the last decade, we have used an accountant/tax agent to file our tax returns. Back when we started, filing tax was a hassle and not something we wanted to spend our time on. The old carbon copy forms seemed like mini-novels to be written, and took hours. Instead, once a year we would trek to the accountant to spend a pleasant hour chatting and catching up. Somewhere in there, she would ask a few questions then suddenly our tax was done. A few years ago, she left (in hindsight, it appears she actually retired early. As in FIRE. If only I’d … Show Me More!

Piggy Banks in Space!

ETT Budget Breakdown with YNAB Overview

Voyeurs or … I love seeing how other people budget, getting down to the nitty-gritty of their categories and numbers, however as previously stated, I am by nature a suspicious person and try to hide as much of myself online as possible. I don’t feel it is fair, however, to gain value out of what others are contributing, without contributing something ourselves. On the positive side, sharing details can spark conversation, instigate self-reflection, and provide encouragement. The opposite is that it can invite comparison, which if not taken in context could be harmful as everyone’s experiences are different. Although we’ve decided that we will share our budget, we will start slowly (much … Show Me More!

Enough Time To… Read Books (Experiment Results)

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the feeling that after a life spent with my head stuck in a book, I no longer have time to indulge, instead snatching pieces of time here and there. I’m worried that the ability to just sit and read for an extended period of time is a skill I have lost. I undertook a reading experiment, to document what and when I am reading. So please, sit back, remove your space helmet (the oxygen generators are fully functioning), and join us in analysing the results. 1/ Physical Books Are No Longer My Main Form of Reading Material I listen to Audiobooks more … Show Me More!