House Sitting Welcome Guide For Homeowners

Housesitting Unsplash

Preparing your home for a house sitter is much like preparing it for a guest.  You don’t have to go to the extremes that might be necessary if you were renting your home on Airbnb, but you do have to anticipate what your guest might need for comfort, meal preparation, routine housekeeping, and uncommon situations.  … Continue Reading

House Sitting Guide For Homeowners

Housesitting Unsplash

This guide is meant to help navigate the process of selecting someone to house sit when using free house sitting sites, as well as how to prepare your home for while you are away.  It also includes a list of questions to ask potential sitters, how to write a listing, and what to include in … Continue Reading

USPS Tracking says Delivered PO Box But I Don’t Have One

Usps Tracking

It is definitely concerning when you are waiting for a package, only to find out it may possibly have been delivered to the wrong address. Especially if your package is arriving by USPS and the tracking number update shows a status of “Delivered to PO Box” when you don’t have a Post Office Box and … Continue Reading

NHP Purple Tomatoes (A Super Tomato)

Purple Tomatoes

We ordered purple tomato seeds in March of this year after seeing news releases regarding the sales of seeds for a new true purple (both inside and out) bio-engineered cherry tomato that had similar health properties to super fruits such as blueberries and blackberries.  The seeds were available from Norfolk Healthy Produce at $20 for … Continue Reading

PAH And CoolSculpting – What Are Your Options

See legal disclaimer at bottom of post. Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) is a known potential adverse side effect of cryolipolysis treatment using CoolSculpting.  Cryolipolysis is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment to reduce fat in targeted areas.  Unfortunately instead of losing fat, patients who developed PAH experience an increase in the size and density of fat cells … Continue Reading

150+ Ideas Must-Have Items For Your Cruise Packing List

Packing List For Cruise Checklist

If you’re wondering what to pack for a cruise, here’s a list of essential items you will want to bring along.  You also don’t want to miss some cruise-specific tips as well as what you don’t need to pack for your cruise at the very bottom of this post. While you may not necessarily need … Continue Reading

IRS Audit Technique Guides (ATG) Updated 2023

20 Reasons For Audit

IRS audit technique guides and technical guides are meant to provide guidance to auditors on specific topics.  These guides address issues specific to a profession, an industry, tax credits, and deductions. These guides are also extremely beneficial in educating taxpayers on their specific tax situations and reporting obligations.  In the event of an audit, these … Continue Reading

20+ Reasons You Could Be Audited

20 Reasons For Audit

How Your Federal Return Is Initially Examined For Potential Audit All federal income tax returns are added to what the IRS calls its Master File after they are checked for basic errors.  From there the returns are scored using the Discriminant Function System (DIF) and then processed through the Unreported Income DIF (UIDIF). The IRS’s … Continue Reading

How To Write Product Reviews With Examples


If you review products on a routine basis you’ll find that writing quality product reviews is harder than it seems. You are typically being asked to provide honest product-specific feedback (good, bad, or otherwise) that a purchaser might not otherwise have known about prior to making a purchasing decision. If you’re just going to give … Continue Reading

Vine Participation Tax Considerations

Amazon Vine

Disclaimer: the following information is purely “food for thought” and should not be construed as tax advice. Everyone’s tax situation is different. Please consult a tax professional for guidance for your specific situation. Amazon Vine is a program in which participants have access to promotional products at no cost. The total value of the Vine … Continue Reading