Things Are Not Always What They Seem

February 22, 2013
angel's wings

    Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room.  Instead the they were given a small space in the cold basement.  As they made their bed on the hard floor, the […]

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10 Ways to Stay Young

January 18, 2013

1. Throw out nonessential numbers – including age, weight and height. Let your doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them. 2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches are a downer. 3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, fishing, puzzles, crafts, biking, hiking, whatever. Never let

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Ask TaxMama Issue 665 – Happy Thanksgiving

November 16, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving and Thank YOU!

Dear Family, Team TaxMama will be dark for Thanksgiving week. You won’t be able to ask questions on the site or even sign up – while we do magical things in the background in order to bring you a much better site after we return. But never fear, all the articles, Ask TaxMama issues, and […]

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Be Patient With the Poor and the Young

August 10, 2012
what a sundae

  In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.   “How much is an ice cream sundae?” he asked. “Fifty cents,” replied the waitress.The little boy […]

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THE Ultimate Tax Nerds of 2012!

April 5, 2012

Taxes are terrifying to so many people. But the fact is, some of us just find the whole subject irresistible. We talk about taxes; think of ways to reduce taxes; dream of loopholes; are compelled to help others find tax breaks; and love to read all about the nuances and changes. WE are the Tax […]

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Sand, Stone, and Paper

September 2, 2011

Two friends were walking through the desert .  During some point of the journey, they had an argument; and one friend slapped the other one in the face.  The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand , “today my best friend slapped me in the face .”  They […]

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Ask TaxMama Issue 610 – Keep Your Fork

August 5, 2011

Dear Family, The week just seems to fly by when you have interesting and exciting things to do. And we definitely have those around here!   We’ve been working with the folks at NASBA to arrange for continuing education credit for CPAs who take TaxMama’s® courses and the SFV Breakfast roundtable. It takes a lot of […]

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Keep Your Fork

August 5, 2011

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she  was getting her things ‘in order,’ she contacted her Pastor  and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of  her final wishes. She told him which songs she  […]

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Smile Starter

July 8, 2011

In honor or my recovering from the flu – which I did not want to share with you. Here is something I do want to share! . Smiling is infectious, You catch it like the flu. When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too.

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Your Invisible Impact

June 17, 2011

Next week, I have a high school reunion coming up. (Never mind what number it is – know that it is a big number!) I was privileged to attend the best public high school in Los Angeles (at least in my opinion) – Fairfax High School. Looking at the notes from my classmates brings back […]

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