Category Archives: Reviews and Recommendations

Redistributing the Tax Burden – and the Wealth

In the course of addressing the concept of people helping each other, and this presidential campaign where the candidates talk of pushing the tax burden on the very rich, the top few % of the population – there’s a great deal of criticism or sarcasm. Marx’s concept of ‘FROM each according to his ability; TO […]

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QuickBooks 2008 – Update – additional Resources

NEWS FLASH! QuickBooks releases useful customization tips compiled from feedback Intuit’s received from experienced QuickBooks customers. Here are three customization videos on YouTube that you could use as well. Basic Customization Additional Customization I Additional Customization II ——-   Ah yes, just what the world needs – another edition of QuickBooks. Sigh. You know how […]

8 QUESTIONS THAT SHOULD BE DISCUSSED BETWEEN PARENTS AND THEIR ADULT CHILDREN

By Sally A. Dalton, EA in Orgeon, Ohio Mom & dad getting older? It’s not easy to discuss your parents’ wishes for the future, but it may be one of the most important talks you’ll ever have. 1.Who are your doctors? In the event of a medical crisis, you should know who their doctors, therapists, […]

Emergency Tips

Looks like we’re having really bad weather all over the country. I am hearing from many people about bad storms and power outages. If you’re in an area where storms are about to hit this winter, please do whichever of these things is approporiate to your situation: Cut tree limbs – if there’s anything near […]

ThinkGeek.com

The other day I got this e-mail from . It talked about a watch that had me drooling. Not only is this watch water-resistant to 20 meters, it’s also a USB memory storage device that holds 2 GB of data! Of course, I can only wear one watch at a time, so it’s out of […]

AN APOLOGY FROM FARMERS? Hardly!

This is in response to the e-letter I sent to Farmers Insurance’s President, Paul N. Hopkins The subject line read: Paul N. Hopkins – Consumer Complaint I got the following apology from someone named, Bill Matlock. I believe that he is Farmers State Executive Director. But I could be wrong. He didn’t include his signature, […]

TaxMama’s® Tax Quips and Personal Violations

Hi! It’s TaxQuips time from TaxMama.com. Today TaxMama is hot under the collar – and not just because the temperatures are over 100 degrees F. You know me. I am usually easy-going, generally amused, and often passionate. But, I don’t really lose my temper all that often. Today, when I saw the mail, I lost […]

Harry Potter Mania

Last Friday, my office manager, Lulu, and her friends went on their annual outing to see the Harry Potter movie – in IMAX. Did you know they’ve been putting it out in IMAX format for 3 years? I had no idea. Well, heck, I had to see this! So I booked tickets to the IMAX […]