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Today’s post is courtesy of guest author, Sheryl Schuff. You can find out more about Sheryl by checking out her interview as part of my Getting To Know You Tuesday series. – Thanks to Kelly for inviting me over to share this space with a guest post for her readers. I’ll be discussing...
John McCain and Barack Obama both promise to be fiscally responsible and not raise taxes on the middle class if elected president. It’s a tall order no matter who wins… the current White House has released information about the country’s economic status and it’s not good...
At my BlogHer session on blogging and tax, I raised the issue of hobby loss rules. This is an incredibly important matter not only for bloggers but others who work in small or home businesses. Just ask Brenda Konchar. Brenda Konchar, a Mary Kay Cosmetics representative, reported her Mary Kay...
My kids and I gathered today to watch our local Memorial Day parade. It is a tradition, the parade, and one that I am proud to share with my family. I did not serve in the military but I am indebted to those who did. My grandfather and my great-grandfather both served in the Navy [...] Image via...
Sometime tomorrow, I’m pulling the switch and you’ll start to see my new and improved taxgirl site on Forbes. If you just can’t wait, you can check it out here, subscribe to the feed here and follow me on Forbes by clicking here. Of course, don’t forget about my Facebook...
It has been quite an eventful month for Casey Anthony. The 25 year old Florida woman faced prosecutors in court for the first time this month on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the 2008 death of her daughter, Caylee. Caylee was reported missing to the Orange County Sheriff’s...
The images and stories to come out of Joplin, Missouri over the past week have been heartbreaking. The death toll is now estimated to be 132 with an additional 156 people unaccounted for as yet. With all of the sadness, loss and disruptions facing the folks in Joplin, the last thing they need to be...
It’s never a good thing to have a handful of auditors descend upon your business. It’s even worse when you planned to spend the day lobbying City Council to plug holes in your budget. That’s exactly what happened to the School District of Philadelphia. As noted previously, the...
When presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich first objected to House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) Medicare proposal, there was a collective gasp in the political sphere. Until a few weeks ago, many Republicans thought the budget, which included a controversial provision to overhaul...
Earlier today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its prepared written testimony before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate. The five page report (longer if you include title pages and contact...