Tag Archives: Job

Fish for a Day

Today TaxMama managed to crash the TaxQuips Forum. We’ll get it back up this morning. In the meantime, let’s talk about some of the issues that keep cropping up in the questions that I’ve seen these past few weeks.  

Residence or Travel

Today TaxMama hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum, with this issue. “We have a rental property that we want to re-establish residency in for the 2 year period without selling our current home we live in. I have to go back to work near the rental property so it is my plan to stay […]

The Girl and the Carpenter

Today TaxMama hears from Gabrielle in the TaxQuips Forum, who is trying to help. “My boyfriend is a carpenter and makes about $12,000 annually.  He doesn’t have anyone working under him and really only does small jobs. Last time I did his taxes, he owed $1,700 dollars.  What forms should I be using? I feel […]

ATTENTION! This Book Will Make You Money!

Earlier,  I got caught up reading Jim Kukral’s new book – is this a great title or what?    It’s really a compelling read. One of his chapters is about your target number. That’s a concept I’ve used in all my business life. How much must a project, or job, or a marketing campaign generate to […]

Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act (H.R. 2847

Today,  President Obama will be signing the HIRE Act – Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act (H.R. 2847). We’ve been waiting for this all month, since the Senate passed their version of the Bill in early March. What’s in it for you? Good News! It’s going to be easier to get a job according […]

Job and Business

Today TaxMama hears from Jessica in Texas with a sensible question. “I have a full-time job that collects taxes, etc. I am considering starting a small business on the side. If I do, will I need to file separately from the full-time gig taxes on a quarterly basis? I can’t seem to find a good […]

Thinking of lying on your resume?

“Don’t do it! It will only hurt you in the end and the punishment will either come in the form of a lost interview opportunity or worse—a lost job and a damaged reputation. Everyone has accomplishments that are powerful enough to convey their value-add to an employer. You just need to put in the time […]

Use technology to your advantage

“Set job alerts, use email effectively, take the time to learn the best search techniques, and make sure you have the correct formats of your resume for your job search. An e-resume, a Word format, and a hard copy version for the interview are all necessary for a successful job search.” Alesia Benedict TheLadders.com Resume […]

Track Your Achievements

“Track Your Achievements. Take a moment every week to document problems you’ve solved, initiatives you’ve led, and results you’ve delivered. Keeping a record of your successes will make it easy for you to recall key contributions you’ve made to your company’s growth and success. Track your success stories to win a raise at your next […]

Holiday cards

This Week’s Advice: “Holiday cards provide a natural touch point or opportunity to reconnect with friends, family, and colleagues. Reach out to your network now with some best wishes and holiday cheer and you will have a natural entree into a job-related conversation in the new year.” Barbara Safani Career Solvers Ask TaxMama :: Where […]