Category Archives: Inspiration

TaxMama Tips in Times of Business Downturns – an Outline

Your business doesn’t have to fail, or even struggle. This is a great time for a business to shine. But you will have to face some hard truths about yourself and your circumstances. And you’re going to need to be brutally honest with yourself, your workers, your family and your vendors. 1) If you can’t […]

Thanks

We all have so much to appreciate, every day. These are the things that brightened up your life: From Jean Sullivan in Texas I am most thankful for the health of my family! If you have this you are lucky, because the stock market, job loss, and the other problems of the world pale in […]

We Began With Freedom

By Jim Blasingame The first Plantagenet king of England, Henry II, is important to contemporary small business owners because he’s considered the founder of a legal system to which entrepreneurs owe their freedom to be. Ambitious and highly intelligent, Henry’s attempts to consolidate all of the 12th century British Isles under his rule created the […]

Mothers and Moms

This is for the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up barf laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry Kool-Aid saying, ‘Its okay honey, Mommy’s here.’ Mothers who sat in rocking chairs for hours on end soothing crying babies who could not be comforted. This is for […]

Building Quality – not Quantity

Have you ever noticed that your copy machine and printer keep running out paper? If you don’t refill it before each print run, it’s bound to run out in the middle of a tax return. Or is it just that the few tax returns we actually print out are so bulky they practically eat up […]

PASSIONATE PLEA – TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!

A few minutes ago, I got this note from a divorced woman who is facing a mountain of tax debt generated by her ex – and whose expensive tax attorney couldn’t win a legitimate innocent spouse case: Unfortunately when I was married, my husband of 27 years prepared our return and would rush me to […]

Free Food for Shelter Dogs and Cats

Animal Rescue Site Hi, all you animal lovers. This is pretty simple.. Please tell ten friends to tell ten more today. The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less […]

A Message of Love From a WAC – 60 Minutes Veteran Dedication

From Joyce Ragels , EA in Arizona An old friend is the current President of the Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association (WACVA). She just notified me of a special dedication show this weekend. In honor of veterans and their families, 60 MINUTES will be devoting its entire Memorial Day weekend broadcast to the 1st Battalion […]

Quiz Time

Today TaxMama runs across an interesting story – and thought it would be fun to bring it to you. But you’ll have to answer two questions first. Don’t cheat. Test yourself and answer the question before you tune in to the podcast. OK? Here goes: 1)Name the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to […]

Twas Thanksgiving

Today TaxMama is just playing around with silly composition called ‘Twas Right After Thanksgiving (in California) If you want to add your own lines or verses…please do – add them as comments to this podcast. Note: TaxMama is on holiday. The next podcast will be next Thursday, December 1, 2005. Wishing you all a lovely […]

4th of July Riddles.

Eva here, with just a little Independence Day fun. Today we’re skipping the questions and tossing out a bit of 4th of July trivia and silliness. Starting with the pledge of allegience. Let’s stand up. Place your right hand over your heart