Friday, March 27, 2020

Wizzing Through Tax Prep with H&R Block's Tax Pro Go

 Let's be honest, it's not always convenient to carve out time for taxes. This rings true for Shane and I especially! If one is at home, the other is on the road traveling, and taxes always seem to be a last minute push for the both of us. They are time consuming, tedious, and complicated, but my roots with H&R block run deep! I have used their tax services yearly since my very first job as a Target employee working the meat department - true story! So when I heard about their Tax Pro Go option, I was all over it. 

Tax Pro Go is a virtual tax service that matches you with an H&R Block tax professional who will do your taxes for you, without you ever having to step foot in a tax office (and with all of us practicing social distancing right now, this is ideal). Tax Pro Go allows you to easily upload your tax documents from your  mobile phone or laptop via H&R Block’s secure portal. From there, a tax professional trained to handle your unique filing situation does the rest, and you can be on your way! In the past, I have sat at a physical office while the tax pro keys in the details and goes over documents which can take some time, and even include more than one trip. This year, a few weeks ago, I used Tax Pro Go and uploaded all my documents from our local coffee shop over breakfast and coffee, and then went about my daily routine without any interruption while my tax pro handled the rest. From there, my return was completed within 5 days. 

Cost is based on the complexity of your filing situation, but can range anywhere from $49-$249 for business owners like myself (which is half as much as I've paid in previous years so this program is also cost effective). In addition to cost, something I was curious about was where my tax professional would be located as I wanted the peace of mind that the person working on my taxes was knowledgeable about laws and regulations in my home state, as well as my field of business. I was pleased to learn that Tax Pro Go actually pairs you up with a tax professional that best suits your needs based on the answers to a few questions they ask at the beginning of the process. 

Lucky for you, if you're interested in using this service to file your 2019 tax return I have a discount code for you! Enter code "30705" at checkout for $20 off!

*Thank you to H&R Block for sponsoring today's post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Spring Shoes and Accessories from Sole Society

The first official day of spring has arrived, we have moved, boxes are being unpacked, and I'm excited for the weather to be warm so I can wear my new spring shoes and accessories. Life has been rather crazy lately with selling our old house, moving into our new house, and living in a sea of boxes  for the last week - but, I'm super excited to get everything situated so we can enjoy this outdoor space! 

We were unpacking boxes in my closet when I realized I haven't shared a few new items I'm excited about from Sole Society with you guys! It felt like I hadn't gotten ready in days, so I decided to throw on some clothes and do what I do best - play around with new outfits, shoes, and accessories. If you've been around for awhile, you know Sole Society is one of my favorite retailers. I use their weekenders every time I travel, I've been wearing (and raving) about their shoes for years, and all around can vouch for the quality of their products. Not to mention, the price point is perfect. 

Clearly I have a thing for espadrilles in all forms, ha! I love how practical and comfortable the flats are, and the pattern is neutral enough to go with just about everything while still drawing the eye down because of it's fun pattern! They run TTS and come in a few color options (also really want the cream and black ones). As for the wedges, I am in love. I wanted a pair of neutral espadrille wedges last year and just couldn't find the right ones, but these are everything! I'm obsessed with how comfortable they are to walk in, they don't slide off your feet, and because of the wedge nature you can wear them for hours without your dogs barkin'! They're super easy to dress up or down as well. I styled them here with jeans and a tee, but they also look super cute with a midi dress, shorts and a flowy top etc. Lots of options! 

The weekender is also a Sole Society find, and honestly probably the best bang for your buck in terms of quality. Every weekender I own is from Sole Society and has lasted me years with continuous wear and tear. Most of you know my luggage set is white and tan, so when I saw they came out with a white and tan weekender that matched perfectly, I jumped all over it - it will get put to good use! Not to mention, it was actually really handy to have during the move. I stored the valuables I didn't want to leave with the movers inside of it, and transferred those over in my own car. 

Alright, I'm off to continue unpacking these boxes - wish me luck! xo.


*Thank you to Sole Society for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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