Every year, I dread the days and weeks leading up to April 15th. Since it’s pretty much mandatory, if you have kids who want to go to college, you need to prepare early in February, for the FAFSA filing deadline, in early March, if you want grants, loans, or any help in general. This year it was the 10th. So that means at the end of January I have to start putting everything together. Once February hit’s, I feel the pressure of running anything I’m missing down, which it always seems like something. Finally by mid to late February I have everything, and it’s time to get it all to my tax preparer. FYI, I found out long ago, that the right one can save you a lot, since the system is build for those in the know.