What a gloriously busy week! I’ve spent most of it either teaching, or preparing new classes to teach, or finishing up articles for the next couple of months. Have barely come up for air – and there are still to classes to finish preparing for yet today.
How are you doing during this slow, quiet November? Getting ready for the holidays? Are you getting as much mail and email as I am about Black Friday? Have you ever been shopping in the stores on that Friday after Thanksgiving? I tried it once – when I was 18 or 19. Scary. Haven’t been brave enough to return since. I had never people fight over clothing or small appliances or before, like that (and we were poor, let me tell you!). They grabbed at things and practically tore them apart to get them first – much like folks at the wedding buffets, come to think of it.
Anyway, these days, you can get similar deals online – all over the place, without leaving the comfort of your home, desk or computer resting place. But do your price comparisons first. Some things that look like a deal, well, it may not be one.
On the other hand, you don’t have to wait for Black Friday to find deals. I was telling Lulu that we need a printer in the back office. We put one of the old ones back there, since we don’t need to print from there as often. But it’s really crummy. Never mind why. Long story. But…she visited Quill online – where we get many of our office supplies. And ta daa! Yesterday was the last day of a deal on the perfect $159 HP printer – for $59. And there’s no charge for delivery. And they toss in a tin of Mrs. Fields Cookies (or is it Ms Fields?), too! (Pretty much, Quill and Office Depot are our main sources of office stuff, because of the great prices, no-charge delivery, and sensible return policies.)So, do your shopping around – and don’t wait for mass sales days. There are good prices all around you, every day.
I am leaving the picture of the new BUST DIY Guide to Life: Making your way through every day here, from last week, because I like the way it looks. Ain’t pink grand?!
In today’s Money Funnies & Inspiration, we get to learn the REAL value of our charitable contributions. See what happens to Harry and Esther.
A Week of TaxMama’s TaxQuips
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This week’s question for you – What kind of tax benefits can I get if I own my own business?
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TaxMama’s Registered Tax Return Preparer Exam Review Class
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Do you want to know more about the IRS Special Enrollment Examination? Please replay Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about the EA Exam.
The Live course is now over. Students are busily taking – and passing – their exams.
We will continue to meet twice monthly to help all students (Live and Self-Study) finish passing the exam before the testing window closes on February 29, 2012
Here’s what one student just said about this class:
” I passed part 2 today on my first try! I am one happy person today – I was dreading this one! Thanks so much for all your help. Anna
There is another quote in Liz Weston’s MSN.com Money column
This week’s Equifax blog – Tax Implications of a New Baby
AccountingWeb Blog is all about the job opening at Intuit for the Ask a Tax Expert positions– about 100 of them! Don’t tell me there are not job openings! (Intuit is STILL hiring.) Some of my friends got hired. Have you?
Also on AccountingWeb Blog is In For a Pound – a review of a fun new book by Donald Korn.
Last month’s MarketWatch article -will be about IRS’s new Voluntary compliance program for employers.
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