Tag Archives: Michael Angier

Ask Taxmama Issue 455 – Puzzling Times

Dear Family, Today is the anniversary of the first crossword puzzle book. The first published instance of a crossword puzzle was back in 1913, created by Arthur Wynne for the New York World. The first book was published by Simon and Schuster, 84 years ago, at the behest of Richard Simon’s aunt. Naturally, the first […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 454 – Modernizing Taxes

Ask Taxmama Issue 451 – Happy Purim and Easter Weekend

Ask Taxmama Issue 450 – Happy St. Patrick’s Weekend

Ask Taxmama Issue 448 – Happy Leap Year

Dear Family, 47 days and 16 hours and 20 minutes to go until April 15th. (Did you see the countdown widget at www.taxmama.com ?) And today is the filing deadline for a bunch of stuff (that’s a technical term, you know) – see TaxMama’s Tax Calendar http://www.taxmama.com/taxcalendar.html Aaaah, today’s issue is filled with lots of […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 447 – Know Your Worth – and Know Your Parents

Dear Family, OK I’m lying. Yesterday was really International Mother Language Day, not today. But I like the concept of the richness of culture. And I love languages and want to encourage everyone to learn the languages of their parents and grandparents. And so, we honor the day, a little late. Speaking of parents and […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 446 – Happy Presidents Weekend

Dear Family, Happy Presidents Day Weekend. Monday is the hybrid day that is neither Washington’s Birthday nor Lincoln’s – just a Monday, giving us a long weekend. Federal and State offices and schools will be closed. We will be too (since TaxPapa works for the School District). Traffic on the roads will not be moving […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 445 – Stimulus is Here!

Dear Family, What an exciting week. The Senate produced their version of the stimulus package. The House signed off on it. Now, it’s sitting on President Bush’s desk to pass into law. Once that happens, refunds should be heading your way in a couple of months. Perhaps in time for spring! (Or in time to […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 444 – Seeing Red and Wearing Red

Today is National Wear Red Day. Red is more than just a fashion statement. It’s all about support for women’s heart disease awareness. Most attention is placed on men and their heart problems. Sad to say, women have achieved equality in this regard, too. Yay, we’ve arrived! http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/hearttruth/events/nwrd.htm This week has been absorbed with getting […]