Janet Berry

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Janet and her husband Brian have been married since May of 2011. Their son, Cohen, was born just 10 months later. She’s a CPA specializing in federal and state income taxes for individuals and small businesses at Henry & Horne LLP, the largest locally owned CPA firm in Arizona. She moved from Reno, Nevada to Arizona in April of 2013. While she misses weekends at Lake Tahoe, she’s learning to love barefoot backyard barbequing in January. Outside of work and family time, she loves cooking, reading historical fiction, and has a not-so-secret addiction to Real Housewives and Downton Abbey.

Teaching Kids About Money

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It was the week before Christmas and I had to make a quick stop by CVS with my 3-year-old in tow. As usual, he made a beeline to the toy aisle. I reminded him...

Fun, Free & Outdoors: Geocaching With Kids

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When I first heard about geocaching, I pictured people combing the desert, armed with nothing but a compass, unearthing time-capsules. In other words, nothing I was interested in doing in my free time. Then,...

Tax Credit Donations Support Local Kids & Families

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It’s hard to believe that 2015 is about to come to a close. Before we watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, consider making a cash donation to some local organizations. You’ll not...

A Thanksgiving Craft to Delight and/or Enrage

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Years ago I worked at an insurance agency with a gal named Robin. Robin was hilarious, flamboyant, and fun. One day, about a month before Thanksgiving, Robin came in on a Monday morning wearing...

Retirement Saving for the Stay-at-Home Mom

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When you’re working full-time, it’s easy to put retirement savings on auto-pilot: sign up for the 401(k) plan at work, have your contribution deducted from your paycheck, and (hopefully) watch the account grow. But when...

Supporting Education in Arizona

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Living in Arizona brings lots of unique opportunities: year-round shorts weather, the ability to get away with a tiny coat closet, and the opportunity to take advantage of great tax benefits for supporting education...

Nine Podcasts to Keep You Informed & Inspired

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Like most of the developed world, I listened to the Serial podcast last fall and became obsessed with the story, checking my phone virtually every 10 minutes on Thursday mornings in anticipation of the...

Tips to Make Working from Home Productive

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I went back to work eight weeks after having my son, Cohen. It wasn’t easy, but I was fortunate. I was able to work part-time from home and part-time in the office and my...

Sunday Meal Planning Series {A Healthier Cobb Salad}

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Our family eats a lot of salads during the summer. I’m fortunate that my three-year-old loves salad. Other vegetables are a challenge, but for some reason he likes salad. Cobb salads have always been my...

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Amazon Subscribe & Save

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I often wonder how my parents managed to raise a family without the one, crucial tool I use every day: Amazon.com. If I realize at 8pm that my 3-year old outgrew the shoes I...

Saving for Their Future: Education Saving Options & Benefits for Arizona Parents

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Do you remember the moment you first held your newborn in your arms? You held him close, promised to protect him, and in the back of your mind wondered, “How the heck am I going...

4 Steps to Prevent Child Identity Theft

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It’s all over the news: data breaches at Home Depot, Target, and Anthem; thieves filing fraudulent income tax returns to steal refunds. Identity theft is a growing problem in our information age. You take...

Child Care and Taxes: A Working Mom’s Guide

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Editor's Note: We are SO LUCKY to have a CPA join the SMB team! Janet will be our resident expert on all things numbers, and her first post is just in time to help...