Life, Death, and Taxes

Most people I know have spent the last several weeks poring over all the gory financial details of their personal and business lives, getting ready for an April 15th filing. I rate it as the #2 most hateful thing in life secondary only to death by firing squad. Unless you’re an accountant, who wants to spend every spare minute, sacrificing the budding Spring days to columns and figures about facts like:

  • “what was the 2010 interest paid on mortgage premiums?”
  • “do you anticipate a change in marital status in 2011?”
  • “earned income credit, additional child tax credit, refundable credits from Forms 4136, 5405,8801″
Gag me with a spoon!!
Now that I’m done, waiting to find out about how much MORE I’ll owe on April 15th, I have once again come to the conclusion that my SECRET TO A GOOD LIFE still stands:
GOOD FILING!!!!!!!!!
Good night and good luck,
Susan Lager
PS. If all this is too damn depressing, go to my latest episode of my BlogTalk Radio show, “The Couplespeak Relationship Forum” called: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy – With Positive Psychology” at:

About Susan Lager

ABOUT ME Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD I grew up in New Rochelle, a suburb of NYC, lived in Manhattan for ten years during college and graduate school, and escaped the madness for the wilds of Maine to be with Thom, the sweet man I'm still married to after 34 years. (We have an awesome 29 year old son named Alec who will run the free world someday). I knew I'd survive the relocation from New York when I discovered the scenic, historic little city of Portsmouth, on the coast of New Hampshire, with its winding streets, great restaurants, and music everywhere. I was especially thrilled to attend the Portsmouth Psychotherapy Institute, an offshoot of the B.I.P., where I did post-graduate training, and then went into private practice creating The Couples Center PLLC, doing psychotherapy, with individuals, couples and groups. In 2010 I opened a division of the practice called COUPLESPEAK™, providing live and online coaching, training programs, workshops, and written materials for people in different kinds of partnerships. I'm still passionate about the work, which is NEVER boring! My clients are courageous pioneers, and they've taught me lots I'll pass on......
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