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Buffista Business Talk: I wanted simple, I wanted in-and-out, I wanted easy money.

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Dana - Jul 15, 2020 6:35:37 am PDT #1405 of 1411
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Hey, self-employed people, you should do this:


Steph L. - Jul 15, 2020 7:17:29 am PDT #1406 of 1411
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

Hey, self-employed people, you should do this:

That's great that more funds are available! (I'm still working more than 40 hours a week and feel like I should just leave that grant money for people who need it.)

Dana - Jul 15, 2020 9:39:54 am PDT #1407 of 1411
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Unfortunately, it seems to be out of money for the second time. I hope they re-up it.

smonster - Aug 09, 2020 12:57:06 pm PDT #1408 of 1411
All that and Lynda Carter too. - WindSparrow

Hey! I am looking to hire a helper, can I get some eyes on my rough help wanted post?


Helper needed M-W to help restore old wood windows. Experience not necessary.

Key qualities needed: Patience for tedious and repetitive tasks Attention to detail Ability to follow instructions Ability to work independently Willingness to learn how to use power tools Appreciation for historic architecture

This is hot, sweaty, and dirty work. You will be provided training and proper PPE. Looking for someone who is truly interested in doing this work long term. Priority given to women, especially WoC.

Window restoration includes the following skills: carpentry and milling glazing glass-cutting detail painting lead risk mitigation paint removal

Pay starts at $13/hr, to be re-evaluated after one month.

megan walker - May 13, 2021 1:58:51 pm PDT #1409 of 1411
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

Ugh. I looked this up in early April but I guess I misread the tax deadline extension info wrong and 2021 estimated taxes were still due on April 15th, not on May 17th like everything else. And I was waiting to figure out what the estimated should be once I filed and paid 2020, which I just did. But now apparently I'm one month late with the estimated taxes. Fuck. I feel so stupid since I had the money and could have paid this back then. And I swear I double checked this. Grrr aargh.

beekaytee - Oct 04, 2021 2:58:15 pm PDT #1410 of 1411
Compassionately intolerant

Megan, everything has been so messed up the last few years. I hope you feel better about your tax stuff.

And, speaking of same, I'm wondering if anyone has a testimonial for a Quickbooks alternative, specifically for a service company. I've never used one of these products and just want to make a good choice.

I'm solo, and don't know if I'll take payments through the program.

Cheers, for any thoughts.

Toddson - Oct 07, 2021 6:18:14 am PDT #1411 of 1411
Always support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

My finances are usually uncomplicated enough that most of my life I've done the 1040EZ. However, the last two years I had heft payments (one from an annuity my mother left, the other a payoff from my old apartment, signing over my tenant rights). I went to Block Advisors and had a pretty good experience (except, of course, having to pay the taxes). It might not apply, but I thought I'd toss that in.

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