The Value on Our Home Decreased by 3.9% in One Day…and I’m Smiling?

Wondering how to win a tax assessment appeal? Let me show you how I successfully went through the appeal process for a total tax savings of $612. I was surprised to get a letter in the mail several years ago from the Harris County Appraisal…

Reasons Your Property Tax Went Up and How to Fight It

Did your property tax assessment come in the mail, and make you cringe? Here's how to DIY fight property taxes, plus our own experience when figuring out how to lower property taxes. Today I want to talk about a frugal hack that can definitely…
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Filing Your Taxes for Free and Finding Free Tax Return Help

Paying upwards of $100 for the privilege of filing taxes sounds about as fun as paying for the privilege of someone flicking on your light switch to make your dishwasher miraculously work again {don't ask}. You may have a very good reason…
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Do the Amish Pay Taxes?

Do Amish pay taxes? How about, do Mennonites pay taxes? We'll look at the facts for if Amish pay income tax, property taxes, sales taxes, etc.  The tax deadline is upon us, and I wanted to take this opportunity to shed some light on a very…
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My Date with Suze Orman, and her Advice in These Hard Financial Times

One of my greatest dreams was realized last week when I got to see Suze Orman live, for free, at the Texas Conference for Women!! (This only comes second to meeting Kenny G…yes, I am a Kenny G fan, and probably one of the only ones younger…