Golden Tax Relief - November 2018

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G iving T hanks

Chances are my Thanksgivings are a lot like your own. Every year, we have a big family get-together, with turkey, mashed potatoes, and plenty of cornbread stuffing. But more than the food and the football on TV, the day is really about appreciating how blessed we are and creating new

We didn't go up to my grandma’s a whole lot, so those Thanksgiving memories were special. Being surrounded by 15–20 relatives of all ages made for plenty of laughs and good memories. Before the whole family sat down for dinner, we’d sing a joyous hymn in celebration of faith and togetherness.

105 people, so we save that get-together until we can make it out to the Golden's Christmas. As I’ve grown older, I’ve realized how nice it is to have a holiday focused on being grateful for all we have in our lives. During the daily grind, it can be easy to lose sight of the relationships, blessings, and good fortune we have. I’m incredibly thankful for my family and the time I get to spend with them. I’m grateful to be able to support them while helping people overcome their challenges with the IRS and secure their own financial futures. And as a man of faith, I’m eternally grateful for all that was given up for our salvation on this good Earth.

“As I’ve grown older, I’ve realized how nice it is to have a holiday focused on being grateful for all we have in our lives.”

memories with our loved ones. When I was young, my family spent Thanksgiving at my grandmother’s house in North Alabama. She was a loving woman but held down the kitchen with an iron fist. While the feast was cooking, she’d always set out chips and other finger foods for us to enjoy — only she expected you to eat them with silverware. If you went to grab some with your hands, you’d get swatted away. As a growing boy, it felt like entrapment.

My grandmother passed away in 1998, but the family still gathers every Thanksgiving. These days, my wife and I usually go to my mother-in-law's home. My wife helps with most of the cooking. A life of studying accounting and tax law doesn't exactly prepare you to be a culinary master, after all. We normally spend Thanksgiving with my wife's side of the family and Christmas with my side of the family, which makes things manageable. My dad's side has roughly

From my family to yours, here’s wishing you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Cheers,

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