Today TaxMama® decides it’s time to have fun with taxes. Let’s play with some tax trivia and see if you know the answers?
Once upon a time there lived a king. The king had a beautiful daughter, the princess. But there was a problem. Everything the princess touched would melt. No matter what, metal, wood, plastic-anything she touched would melt! Because of this, men were afraid of her. Nobody would dare marry her. The king despaired. What could […]
Dear Family, Someone on the news this morning was talking about how insulting it is that some schools are open on Monday, Martin Luther King Day. That got me to thinking about how much the world has changed since I was a child. When schools and restaurants and buses and bathrooms were segregated by color. […]
The Thaler (or Taler or Talir) was a silver coin used throughout Europe for almost four hundred years. Its name lives on in various currencies as the dollar or tolar. Etymologically, “Thaler” is an abbreviation of “Joachimsthaler”, a coin type from the city of Joachimsthal (Jáchymov) in Bohemia, where some of the first such coins […]
(Or the Generation Gap) Bob, A self-confident college student was walking along the beach one day, when met an elderly gentleman, Mr. Franklin. They started talking. Young Bob explained to Mr. Franklin why it must be impossible for the older generation to understand or even identify with Bob’s generation.
Dear [firstname], Let’s start with a quick reminder – if you want to take a deduction for contributions to Haiti on your 2009 tax return, you must make your contribution by February 28th. Speaking of February 28th, that is also the last day to take the 2009 EA Exam. Those of you planning to sit for […]
Dear Family, Happy 60th Birthday to Stevie G! January 15th already. My how time flies. Today, your 4th estimated tax payment is due for 2009. You may need to make a payment you didn’t realize you owed. If you received the benefit of the Making the Work Pay Credit, please check to make sure you […]
My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn’t seem to get food poisoning. My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter and I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in […]
Can you imagine yourself to be the nun that is sitting at her desk grading these papers all the while trying to keep a straight face and maintain her composure! PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE WORDING AND SPELLING. IF YOU KNOW THE BIBLE EVEN A LITTLE, YOU’LL FIND THIS HILARIOUS! IT COMES FROM A CATHOLIC […]
A Sunday school teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, “And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?” One bright little girl replied, “Because people are sleeping.” A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, looking at the old pages as he […]