When Do You Have to Pay Taxes on Your Babysitter?

This past year my quality of life significantly improved. Full-time housekeeper? Lottery? Kids doing their own laundry? None of the above. Drum roll please…my first born is old enough AND responsible enough to babysit her sisters. You read that right, I can just walk out of my house anytime, completely kid free. I can go […]

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Prize Money?

All of the experts agree that a consistent bedtime routine is key to getting your kids to bed easily and to fall asleep quickly. Things that have worked in the Kratovil home? Reading bedtime stories. Listening to lullabies. Having Alexa remind the kids it’s bedtime (I got that idea from the Triple Comma Guy on┬áSilicon […]

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Should You Hire Your Kids This Summer?

Back when I was a new mom and did everything by the book, I used to cringe at large families. The moms always looked so worn out. The kids must be starved for attention. And worse, the older ones must spend all of their free time as in-house childcare for the younger ones. God must […]

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Ask The Law Mother: Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Junk I Sell on eBay?

A question from Lisa in Carrollton: “I just filed my tax return. It occurred to me that I have never reported to the IRS the money I make selling my old junk on eBay. Do I need to report that money on my tax return?” A great question Lisa. The answer of course is, it […]

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