It’s birthday time. You see the greeting to Dame Judi Dench – easily one of my all-time favorite actors. But it’s also Lulu’s birthday, and David’s and Barbara’s and Harlan’s and Tony and Tracy and Alicia and lots of other great people this first half of December. So happy birthday to you all! Sometime […]
Dear Family 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.
Dear Family, This week, we are working on the first review class for the new Registered Tax Return Preparer examination. When I scheduled the class for November, my intention was to take the exam myself, before teaching the course. After all, the IRS announced the new exam would be available by the middle of October. […]
Dear FAMILY, The other day, I was talking to someone and he said something that really hit a chord with me. I’ve made mistakes, or bad decisions. There are times when I wish I had something differently. Over the years, in my career, in my business, in my tax practice, there were choices or […]
Dear Family, This week, there’s a lot of activity in the Legislature and on the Market, but nothing definitive to discuss here. On the other hand, I visited a junior college earlier in the week (see Thursday’s TaxQuips e-mailed newsletter) and was faced with the college’s dwindling budget. They reported that they have been forced […]
Dear Family, During our class last night, a couple of major things went on in the world. A big chunk of Southern California and San Diego lost electricity. The nuclear power plant at San Onofre was shut down (safely). Meanwhile a student in Texas tells me she just managed to get back into her […]