Tag Archives: oil

Microsoft vs. GM

Inspired by the new, higher gasoline prices in California, we bring you this shining gem of humor: Once upon a time, at a computer expo, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving […]

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 […]

IRS Special Assistance Day for Gulf Oil Spill Victims

WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service announced the locations of Taxpayer Assistance Centers in seven Gulf Coast cities that will be open this Saturday, July 17 to provide help to taxpayers impacted by the BP oil spill.

Man Tools Explained

Aaaah…so this explains the $10,000 or so  invested in the Garage! DRILL  PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner […]

A Cozy Bit of Nostalgia

Remember when… All of the girls had ugly gym uniforms? It took five minutes for the TV to warm up? Nobody owned a purebred dog? When a quarter was a decent allowance?

Ask TaxMama Issue 532 – A Time For Miracles

Dear Family, The year is ending and a lot of changes have taken place in your tax life. There have probably been more legislative changes this year, than ever – and more are still being contemplated by Congress this month. In fact, there are two tax bills that have been passed by the House of […]

Remember when…

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms? It took five minutes for the TV warm up? Nearly everyone’s Mom was at home when the kids got home from school? Nobody owned a purebred dog? When a quarter was a decent allowance? You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny? Your Mom wore nylons that […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 463 – Exceptional People

http://www.peacecorps.gov Volunteer projects and enter 688-261 in the keyword seach box. Can you just imagine someone around here coming along and building schools and fixing bridges for $20,000? Our government construction project costs are so overinflated, with costs so mismanaged, that it’s a wonder our city, state and federal goverments are solvent at all. Or […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 437 – Mortgage Relief

After You Send Your Resume – Do What?

By Alesia Benedict “Do you think that once you’ve sent your resume to a recruiter you’ve done all you can do? Think again! Following up and building a rapport is critical in today’s job search. Remember, the ‘squeaky wheel’ gets the oil. While you don’t want to be a nuisance, you do need to ‘squeak’ […]

Rentals Sort of

Today TaxMama hears from Doug in Alaska who has this tale of woe. “We have an apartment downstairs, that my wife and I have rented for the last three years. We decided that rather than put my ailing father-in-law into assisted living we could set him up in our unit below, where hospice and other […]