UMC vs GMC: Who has more Red Tape?

As an accountant, I started out loving Red Tape. I liked being able to navigate all the tax rules and forms. I knew that people would need me to guide them through the process.

20 years later, I’m not as big of a fan. Red Tape makes ordinary work more complicated. So…which denomination is making more work for their churches through Red Tape?

This Excel tip blew my mind!

Have you ever tried to memorize a sum in Excel so that you can write it down in an email or some other document. You quickly repeat the number to yourself two or three times, type it out, and then verify that you didn’t forget along the way.

I just thought that was the way Excel was. My mind was completely blown when I learned this was completely unnecessary. Excel made a super easy, one-click solution. I love Excel!

How does the Housing Exclusion apply to Retirement?

Each June the United Methodists celebrate pastors that are retiring. I always love hearing the words of wisdom they share with us at Annual Conference.

My gift back to these retirees is a reminder of how the Housing Exclusion works in retirement. Retirees can save thousands in taxes if they understand this. Actives should know about this as well for their own tax planning.