Welcome to Don't Mess With Taxes. I'm Kay Bell, a journalist by training and trade; a tax geek by choice.
I began this blog in 2005 (Nov. 14, 2005, to be precise if you'd like to make a calendar note to send an anniverary/birthday card) after moving back home to Texas and starting my own writing business.
Over the years, I've covered a ton of tax stuff. Sometimes even I get lost trying to track down a past post.
So I've created this index/table of contents. It should help all of us find what we're looking for.
Year-round Tax and Money moves -- Daily, Weekly and as needed tax tips
Following Follow-up Friday: Updates to previous posts
Beyond the Blog -- The following links are more tax and financial sites that I contribute to, as well as some strictly fun pages related to my little bit of non-tax time.
The Truth About Paying Fewer Taxes: My book, published by FT Press, on just what the title says.
Worth: A look at personal finance from the pages of Austin Woman magazine
Crazy Woman Driver: Kay's auto racing rants and raves from the pages of Randall-Reilly truckers' magazines
As time goes on, I'll be tweaking this index, adding new features, refining what's here.
If you're looking for something not listed here, check out the categories cloud in the left column of any of my blog pages. You'll also find a search box there, too, just above the cloud.
There are some additional tax topic groupings in the tabs at the top of the page, just under my banner.
Don't forget the Archives page, which compiles all my posts chronologically by month, as well as alphabetically lists the blog categories shown in the sidebar topics cloud.
Finally, you can always contact me -- via email or send a 140-character Twitter message (I'm @taxtweet) or jot a wall note at the ol' blog's Facebook page -- if you have questions about a tax topic you think/know I blogged about but can't find.
And if you want to get tax information automatically, you can subscribe via RSS, email or social media.
Thanks for reading!