IRS Lost Computers & Bungled Windows Upgrade

I love what I do. Really. I love helping clients navigate the complicated, ever changing world of income taxes. Even the best jobs have a downside and the downside of being a CPA is dealing with the IRS. It just gets more and more difficult every year. Some days I feel like all I do is make calls and send letters to the IRS and 99% of the time, I’m explaining to IRS employees why they are wrong.

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So when news like this comes out, I just cringe. We’re paying billions of dollars into a system that is broken beyond repair, folks. And nobody seems to know how to fix it.

Today you can find me here sharing a sad tale of a Windows update gone horribly, horribly wrong.

Photo credit: Gavin Schaefer via Flickr CC

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Talk Like a Phoenician

If you read that title and immediately started singing the Bangles song Walk Like an Egyptian, we’re BFFs.

When I first moved to Arizona, I had a heck of a time figuring out how to pronounce the names of certain people, places, and things in this state.

Today you can find me here, sharing what I’ve learned in the past two and a half years.

Has Facebook Rendered the High School Reunion Obsolete?

Last month I has the pleasure of attending my 20 year high school reunion. Is that a typo? Surely this was the ten year???

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No. I triple checked and I graduated in 1995 and am now 38 years old.

Anyway, after much hemming and hawing and wondering if I should even bother, I dragged my hubby on a 5 hour drive to my home town of Las Vegas, Nevada for an evening of drinking, reminiscing, and feeling very, very mortal. I’m SO glad I did.

Today you can find me here talking about why high school reunions are important, even if you’re already friends with everybody on Facebook.