O.k. are your taxes paid? This is the day we have all dreaded all year, income tax deadline. I know everyone hates to pay taxes. But needless to say I put food on my table because of taxes. Not income taxes, but local property taxes. Yes, I am a tax collector. But I look at it in a different way. Because of people paying taxes the children can get an education, we have a hospital/nursing home/alzeimers unit, our children can play rec ball. I work for you the citizens of the county who own their own property. It is a very fulfilling job. I also am an investor. I take those taxes not disbursed to each entity and invest it as wisely as I can to earn the most interest. We are a small county and last year we earned $125,000.00 in interest alone.
The second job I hold is Public Trustee. Colorado is the only state in the nation with a public trustee. It is also not a very pleasant job. I hold the foreclosures in my office. I am the go between with your loan company and their lawyer and you. I also look at my job as the person to educate you in a terrible time in your life. I cannot give legal advice, but I can tell you the procedures, when you need to do something and who you need to talk to. Foreclosures are at an all time high here and all over the country. But when I hold a foreclosure, it is my neighbors who I have known most all of my life.
My job is an elected position so I also am forced to be a politician. I really don't like the politics, but in order to keep my job, I must be involved. Every 4 years I run for office.
So now you know, taxes are not always a bad thing. I pay them too.
This blogging is so much fun. How often do you get to talk about yourself and things that are important to you. It is very theraputic.
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