Tag Archives: Google Inc.

Where’s Your 15 Minutes of Fame?

Recruiters frequently search for candidates online before contacting them. To compete for jobs successfully in the 21st century, it’s vital to have your “15 minutes of fame” in the form of at least three relevant pages on Google. Many candidates have no or few online mentions, but it’s never too late to start building your […]

Deducting My Dog

Today TaxMama hears from Chris the dog lover who says. “I was wondering if you have advice on your site about blogging and what you can write-off. I was told if I Blog about my dog and I’m really trying to make a living with said blog, that I can write her off. Is this […]

Stay on Top of Changes in Your Online Identity

To stay on top of changes in your online identity, set up Google News Alerts for all versions of your name. That way, you will get an email notification every time someone writes something about you online. In a job search, your Google results are becoming just as important as your resume and cover letter. […]

QuickBooks 2008 – Update – additional Resources

NEWS FLASH! QuickBooks releases useful customization tips compiled from feedback Intuit’s received from experienced QuickBooks customers. Here are three customization videos on YouTube that you could use as well. Basic Customization Additional Customization I Additional Customization II ——-   Ah yes, just what the world needs – another edition of QuickBooks. Sigh. You know how […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 440 – Gifts for 2008

Dear Family, Welcome to 2008. Already, this looks to be a good, solid, upbeat year. People are optimistic and energetic – at least the ones who’ve returned to work. Some lucky folks are still on vacation until next Monday. Good for you. For those of you here right now, we’ve got lots of gifts for […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 431 – Frightful Weekend

Dear Family, You can’t turn the news on anywhere without seeing constant reports of the California Wildfires. The Los Angeles Times has built a Google Map of the fires, you can check anytime. http://www.snurl.com/ca_wildfires I can’t ever remember a Santa Ana season (the hot winds) when sooooooooooo many people have been evacuated from their homes. […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 410 – Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Dear Family, TaxMama gets dozens of requests each day to link to someone’s site. Usually, they’re garbage sites, with the links just designed to bring traffic so people will click on the Google Adsense ads so they can get paid. (Did you know that if you have a website or blog, you can have Google […]

Salon Cut

Today TaxMama hears from Angela in Illinois, “I work in a salon and my boss is charging a 10% fee, or as he calls it “administration fees”, for us to receive tips on a credit card. Then our tips are given to us in our paycheck bi-monthly. So we are being taxed twice. I have […]

Is Its Really Deductible

Today TaxMama hears from Marilyn in Forestville, CA, who observes “I just looked over the ItsDeductible software/book and saw that you had given it a plug. I looked through some of their pricing and want to know if the IRS actually accepts those figures. The authors are dreaming – I am a big thrift store […]