Posts by Jen

Planner Peace

Hello, hello! It’s finally spring! Sort of – a little cold and rainy over here in MN. I was working on my planner today (of course I was working on my planner) and I just had this feeling of calm. I had printed out my daily pages for May and was filling them out –…

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Too Organized?

Is there such as thing as being too organized? It’s a question I’ve been asking about these past couple weeks. As you’ve noticed, I haven’t posted for awhile. I’ve been wrestling with computer issues and then I realized I wasn’t using the same version of the inventory spreadsheet for both my businesses. Shocked! I admit…

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Hello February!

I love the beginning of a new month just as much as I love the end of a month. In the beginning of a month, I get to print another month’s planner pages and I make sure this month matches across all my calendars. Yes, I’m a nerd. I don’t apologize for it. So, I’ve…

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End of the Month!

Where did January go? I swear. You wait around for the new year to start and poof! it’s here. Then you turn around and you’re a month into it already. So, this is a blog about getting organized and using your planner. I’ve talked about some of my favorite tools and now I want to…

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Tools of the Trade – Pens and Highlighters

Probably the second most important part of your planner next to having a layout you love is your writing utensil. You need to have a pen or pencil you are comfortable with, that you love to write with. I’ve talked about my favorite pens before – the Pilot Frixion Pens. They are a gel pen…

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Am I Wonder Woman?

I’ve been asked this several times. Are you Wonder Woman? Do you sleep? How do you do it all and stay organized? For the record – I do sleep. I try to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night and on the weekends I do stay in bed until 9, maybe 10 and…

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Happy National Handwriting Day!

Yes, it’s a thing. Growing up, I always had to practice my handwriting. It was what you did in elementary school. We had just started getting into the digital age when I entered high school and the teachers were requiring typed papers instead of handwritten ones, I but I still remember the days of needing…

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Tax Preparations – Business expenses

Ah….the dreaded Schedule C of the Income tax form. How much can you get away with claiming as a business expense? Disclaimer: I am not a CPA, employee of the IRS, professional bookkeeper, tax preparer, accountant or attorney. I do my own taxes and I have spoken to several CPAs on the subject. Did you…

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Tax Preparations – Documents needed

Part 2 of our tax preparations series – What documents should you have? Last time I gave you a list of the documents I gather every year to file my taxes. It was by no means a complete list or meant to be the only list you should follow. Your taxes are different than mine.…

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Taxes – How to Prepare

It’s tax season. Whether you love it or hate it, it always comes around at the same time. Most people grumble about having to put together financial documents and either schedule an appointment with their tax consultant or sit down and do their taxes themselves. With the government shutdown, some worry that their refunds won’t…

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