Every week I email a "Tax Tip of the Week," to clients, business associates and acquaintances, and some family members.   And every week I get back a handful of "Auto replies" stating this individual or that individual will be out of the office on vacation starting today and going through ____.   Some weeks these auto replies are greater than others - especially the summer and especially this week. For many employees, the week between Christmas and New Years can

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Everyone is looking for ways to be more productive.   For many, the answer to better productivity lies in your surroundings...on your desk that is.   I'm amazed at the number of clients' desks that I've sat at and looked for a standard office supply that, at my desk is right within reach, only to find it somewhere it shouldn't be - a stapler shoved in a drawer; paper clips tangled up with rubber bands (if on

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