Friday, November 28, 2008


Welcome to “Black Friday” – the busiest retail shopping day of the year.

I no longer exchange Christmas gifts so this day means nothing to me. I will spend it working on GD extensions.

However, for those of you who are looking for Christmas gifts here are some suggestions -

(1) Steven Zelin is known as “the Singing CPA”. Steve writes and performs funny songs about taxes and accounting, most to the tune of popular favorites, a la Weird Al Yankowic. I first wrote about Steve in my post “The Singing CPA”.

Steve has produced an album of his accounting and tax song parodies.

You can check out Steve at his website at or find out more about his album at

(2) I discovered Tres Hanley-Millman when she was in high school. She appeared in several of my shows (COMPANY, THE FANTASTIKS, LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS, MADAME BUTTERFLY) during my days as a producer of local theatre, before going on to much bigger and better things (including Britcoms). Any fan of musical theatre would enjoy her “Tres Broadway” album.

Tres Hanley Millman’s voice is affectionate and profoundly personal. I get chills up my spine when I hear this ethereal, mega talented woman sing. Buy her highly acclaimed Broadway album.” So says Ian Halperin of the IAN UNDERCOVER blog.

Click on the picture in the right hand margin to check out the album.

(3) I just received my copy of “The Complete Tax Guide for Real Estate Investors: A Step-By-Step Plan to Limit Your Taxes Legally” by Chicago journalist Jackie Sonnenberg in the mail this week.

According to a review from S Canty on this book “breaks down a complicated and often intimidating subject into an easy guide for people looking to cut down the amount of taxes on their real estate investments.

This book explains everything from a dealer versus an investor to the different classifications of real estate to ways to cut taxes and increase earnings. The language is simple and easy to understand, and the book runs through the entire process from explaining what real estate is up through the time of the investment and after.
Even for someone that has never quite understood taxes in real estate, this book will give you the knowledge that you need to make wise investments that will pay you back for as long as you have them

You will find tax guidance from the author of the popular blog THE WANDERING TAX PRO sprinkled throughout the book!

Click on the picture in the right hand margin to check it out.

(4) Your tax pro would love to receive a roll of 1040 Tax Form Toilet Paper from! It was $6.89 but is now only $3.49! also has George W Bush (with classic quotes) and Dick Cheney toilet paper. What better way to celebrate the end of the Bush presidency then with toilet paper that has W’s face on it!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi RDF!!

Thanks for the blurb!!

~Jackie Sonnenberg