Tag Archives: Grammar

Renting to Roommates

Today TaxMama® hears from Ellen in the TaxQuips Forum, who is getting conflicting information.  “I had no idea, when we decided to be responsible parents to my son and the son of a family friend, that we’d have such a headache at tax time when we decided to start charging “rent” after they graduated from […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 613 President Obama Speaks

   Dear Family,  During our class last night, a couple of major things went on in the world. A big chunk of Southern California and San Diego lost electricity. The nuclear power plant at San Onofre was shut down (safely). Meanwhile a student in Texas tells me she just managed to get back into her […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 602 – It Feels like Summer

  Dear Family,  The first bit of news this morning was that Jack Kevorkian has died. What a bold, amazing man he was, campaigning for the right to assisted suicide. Of course, none of the obituaries I’ve seen answer the question that’s on everyone’s mind. Did Jack get an assist?  It’s been a busy week […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 481 – Gridlock and Lightning Speed

Ask TaxMama Issue 471 – Time for Change

Spanish Lesson

A Spanish Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. ” House ” for instance, is feminine: ” la casa. ” ” Pencil, ” however, is masculine: ” el lapiz.. ” A student asked, ” What gender is ‘computer’? ” Instead of giving the […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 422 – Flying High

Today in History :: “To Bigotry No Sanction, to Persecution No Assistance”, George Washington

Ask Taxmama Issue 420 – New Journeys

Dear Family, This week is the 515th anniversary of the start of Christopher Columbus’s voyage – when he discovered the Americas. That was a very exciting discovery for Europeans who needed a political and economic safety valve, since life in Europe and England was so oppressive in those days. Naturally, those already living in, what […]