October 2021 Update My favorite season is Fall. The leaves are gorgeous and the temperatures are cooler. We squeeze in some family camping trips, especially on weekdays when campgrounds aren’t mostly vacant and the only other families are either retirees or homeschoolers like us. Camping in New York and Ohio Our big camping trip this… Continue reading October 2021 Update
Over the past two-plus decades, I have accumulated over 500 logins and passwords. I suspect that’s more than the average web user, but probably not by much. Keeping track of these all in my brain would be impossible. Of those logins, I only remember four of them: my computer login for work, my computer login… Continue reading Why I use a password manager and why you should too
Unlike me, my sister is an actual accountant. When I was talking to her about her taxes a few months ago, my ears perked up when she said she was still itemizing deductions on her federal tax return, even though her itemized deductions were less than her standard deduction. Huh? I thought the equation was… Continue reading Should I Itemize My Deductions When My Standard Deduction is Higher?
I finally filed my 2020 taxes after filing for an extension last May. I hoped for additional tax changes related to the pandemic, making it advantageous to hold off filing. I would have been fine filing in May. As with every tax year, I learned new things, mostly about how I could reduce my taxes… Continue reading Taxes – 2020 Edition
Today is my last day at StartupInc. When I joined four and a half years ago, we were a motley crew of sixteen. Now, we’re nearly 300. I joined shortly after the series A round and watched the company grow through B, C, and D rounds. From my vantage point, the company’s trajectory is solid,… Continue reading A New Gig