Hey! I won an Award!

I found out earlier this week that your favourite friendly neighbourhood accountant (that's me) was voted a Platinum Winner in this year's Toronto Star Readers Choice Awards. Doesn't come with a fancy statue or a chunk of money (I wish) but it is the second time I've won (last time was in 2020; I sat out the 2021 awards). I think it's cool. Thank you to everyone who voted for me!

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Did you know that a lightbulb (& Google) made me a (Super) Hero?

“Oh damn! The lightbulb on my sewing machine’s burnt out!” she said. “Uh, OK”, I said, “So what’s the problem?” “No light, no sewing. We need a new one.” “New bulb or new machine?” That’s when I got hit with the full force of the famous SpousalOverunit StinkEye™.

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Revealed: The not-so-secret family honey cake recipe!

A couple of centuries ago when we were newly married, we returned from our honeymoon, and a few days later celebrated Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year). One of the iconic foods during this season is honey cake and Gail baked her first one for us. It was great, but not quite like my mother’s.

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Can you really hire a 14-year-old to do your bookkeeping?

I was a bit taken aback when Thomas Wu asked me that question on his Koyoti Small Business Podcast (KSBP) a couple of weeks ago. Thomas and I talked about THAT, along with our shared passion for fountain pens (and why I love using them), his love-hate relationship with my website, and why I don’t prepare taxes (not even my own). (Oh and yes, I did answer his question, but you’ll have to tune into the podcast to hear it!)

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