Karen Spencer on Patterns and Habit, via Parable

Last week I wrote about worry, and this week ... well, the summer is fully upon us, and as things get hotter, some days I come into the office and without the intensity of tax return filing season to keep me distracted, I occasionally find myself a little stuck. Can...

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How to Stop Worrying by Karen Spencer

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...

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Millennials In The Chino 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...

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Spencer’s Guide To Keeping 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...

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How To Buy Happiness In Chino

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...

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A Tax Day Thank You From Karen Spencer

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 Chino tax accountant, after all.) Yes,...

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