We have all heard the phrase on TV crime dramas: “He who represents himself in court has a fool for a client”. This concept applies equally to your taxes. Which leads me to my plumbing project. If you think there is no connection between my plumbing and your taxes, think again.
When my kids were younger, we wanted to modernize their bathroom without a complete remodel. The first priority was to swap out old faucets made of the kind of plastic that turns yellow. When my wife and I agreed, we then disagreed (married readers will understand). She expected me to call a plumber and I was expecting to do it myself. How difficult could it be? Initially, I prevailed and was committed to proving her wrong. (more…)