Richard Chapo

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Tax Records – How Long Should You Hold On To Them?

15th June 2009
Doing your taxes is hardly a fun time. Once done, most people treat the process as out of out of sight, out of mind. This is fine so long as you hold on to the records you used to come up with the numbers on your return. So, just what are tax records?... Read >

The Best Time To Visit San Diego

14th August 2008
San Diego is one of the premier summer vacation spots in America. That being said, you might be surprised to learn the best time of the year for roasting on the beach is not in the middle of summer. San Diego is considered an ideal vacation spot for many ... Read >

How to Set Up a Fly Fishing Rod

30th May 2007
The first thing most people learn in fly fishing is how to tie flies, but learning to set up your rod should really be the first step. The very first thing you need to learn about setting up and using your fly fishing equipment is that there is always two... Read >

Preparing 1099-MISC Forms

18th January 2007
The 1099 tax designation refers to what are known as information returns. The IRS collects them to track revenues paid to individuals. Here is how you fill out the form. Preparing 1099-MISC Forms The 1099-MISC form is known as the "independent cont... Read >

Considering Being an Accountant?

08th September 2006
If number crunching, math skills and organization are your strong points, the profession of accounting may be for you. Here is a primer on how. Considering Being an Accountant?Accounting is no longer the stereotyped dull job that it used to be. The change... Read >

The Mean and Nasty Northern Pike

25th July 2006
Fly fishing on rivers and lakes is often portrayed as a communal zen moment in nature. Seek out the Northern Pike, however, and you are in for anything but a peaceful time. The Mean and Nasty Northern Pike The Pike is undisputedly a creation of som... Read >

The Purpose of Your Accountant

22nd May 2006
Many people are confused about the purpose of accountants given tax software and so on. To get the biggest benefit for the fees you pay, you need to understand what your accountant can do. The Purpose of Your Accountant An accountant is a licensed p... Read >

Tax Quotes and Jokes for Tax Season

14th February 2006
Like death, paying taxes is inevitable. In the case of most Americans, tax season is just around the corner. If only paying taxes was so easy. As you begin pulling out those receipts, the eraser and reading plain English tax instructions that Einstein ... Read >

Female Gift Ideas

29th November 2005
The holidays are quickly approaching which means you need to start thinking of gift ideas for the females in your life. Here are a few female gift ideas. Female Gift Ideas Female sounds like a strange word to use in this article, but there really i... Read >

Travel Gift Ideas Christmas Presents

24th November 2005
Looking for travel gift ideas? Here are a few that make great Christmas presents or just good old travel gifts. Travel Gift Ideas Whether for work or fun, people that travel a lot are easy to buy for. There are simply a ton of gadgets and travel ac... Read >

Holiday Journals � Preserve Your Holiday Experiences

23rd November 2005
The holidays are a great time to gather the family. Alas, your holiday experiences can fade with time. The best way to prevent this is to keep a journal for your holidays.Holiday Writing JournalsTake a minute to give some consideration to the holidays in ... Read >

Unique Backpacking Christmas Gift Ideas for Backpackers

12th November 2005
Christmas gift ideas can be hard to come by. If you're buying for a backpacker, here are a few unique backpacking gift ideas. Okay, I'll be the first one to admit publicly that buying gifts for the holidays can be a pain in derriere. When it comes rig... Read >

Budapest, Hungary The Paris of Eastern Europe

27th September 2005
Located in Eastern Europe, Hungary is diverse and beautiful country. The undisputed treasure of the country is Budapest. Budapest A Tale of Three Cities Over 2,000 years old, Budapest is a large city containing traces of the various forces that ha... Read >