Tag Archives: food

Adult Son

Today TaxMama hears from Charmaigne in the TaxQuips Forum, with a reasonable issue. “My son turned 26 in November of 2010 and has been out of work for over a year. He lives with me and I have supported him in every way, medical bills, dental bills, auto insurance, food, clothes, etc. Is there a […]

Wal-Mart vs. Government

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day.             2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute! 3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year. 4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco […]

Happy Thanks for All the Gifts Week

Is there someone you forgot to thank? Is that Thank You card burning a hole in your pocket? Is Mom pestering you about calling your aunt? How long have you meant to thank him for that locket?   Well, for all you procrastinators, you ‘I meant to do it’ divas, you folks with good hearts […]

Only the Strong Survive

The Next SURVIVOR Series Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks. Each kid will play two sports and take either music or dance classes. There is no fast food. Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean, […]

Writing off my Dog

Today TaxMama hears from Sid in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a dog walking/training sole proprietorship. “My question concerns expenses for my dog, who is the face of my business (appearing on all my advertising material) and whom I use all the time for training demonstrations to attract clients. Can I deduct any of her […]

Senior Sound Of Music

  TaxMama adapted some of these.  I challenge you to add your own lyrics or stanzas.   Sung to the tune of…you know… Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting, Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings, Bundles of tax returns tied up in string, These are a few of my favorite things.

Feral Cat Contributions

Today TaxMama hears from Elisa in Santa Clara, California who is doing something brave. “I am involved with groups and individuals who feed  and Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) feral cat colonies.  The cats live outdoors and are not owned by the feeders.  Some people are part of non-profit groups but many are individuals.  For the individuals, can […]

Inner Peace

If you can start the day without caffeine, If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 519 – Happy Labor Day Weekend

Dear Family, Well, here we are, it’s already Labor Day weekend. The unofficial end to summer. For some, even children (remember way back then?), it comes as a relief. Too much goofing off can become tiresome. Though I could dearly use a month with no responsibilities whatsoever. Couldn’t you? But, do children these days even […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 517 – Admit You’re Happy

Dear Family, This is Admit You’re Happy Month. So I challenge you to take a really honest look at your life and your day. Let’s face it, you’re in pretty good shape. You’re healthier than the next zshlob. You’ve got a roof over your head, and you’ve got enough food to keep you alive. If […]

Why Golf is Such a Superb Sport

The following is not intended to offend fans of tennis, basketball, football, baseball , or hockey. It is, rather, an attempt to put everything in its proper perspective. Ever wonder why golf is growing in popularity and why people who don’t even play go to tournaments or watch it on TV? The following truisms may […]

Helping Poor People

I recently asked my friend’s little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President one day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, ‘If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?’ She replied, ‘I’d give […]