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Financial Advising

I offer various financial services, though to the state of California only according to the industry regulations. If you are interested in any of the following, please email me for for details.

TurboTax Live Advisor

Right now I am one of the registered TurboTax live advisers. This is a program sponsored by Intuit, and run by You can see the topics that I cover by visiting my home page on keen. I can help you with using TurboTax, review your return, and answer all your small/home business questions since I'm a business owner myself.

If you have never used Keen before, I suggest you visit the Keen website help section first to understand how it works, then go ahead and contact me. You get $5 free when you join, so you lose nothing for giving it a try. My number there is 1-800-ASK-KEEN, ext. 0174800.

Income Tax Preparation

If you prefer to have someelse doing your taxes, I can help as well. I am a certified tax preparer in California. What does this mean? It means that I am registered with the state of California and IRS to prepare someone else's tax for a fee. I am registered with CTEC (California Tax Education Council), completed the required education (initial training and yearly updates), and carry a $5000 surety bond (i.e. Business Insurance) that protect you from any of my mistakes and omissions.

I will be signing my name at the bottom of your returns, and can represent you with IRS regarding the returns. Don't get caught with someone who will do your return, but do not sign the return as paid tax preparer. You will be responsible for any mistakes that he or she makes!

I have experience with multi-state returns, returns with Schedule C (personal business), Schedule D (capital gain), and Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). I have also done quite a few non-residence forms (1040NR). These are the returns that I had to file for years for myself, and I have done a lot of research one them to find the best possible filing for you.

Returns for tax year 2004 starts at $100 for 1040EZ, $150 for 1040 and 1040NR. These will be high quality returns at a lower price than what you can get at your neighborhood H&R Blocks. Email me for a quote and an early-bird coupon today!

I can also do some an estimated returns to see whether you have made enough deductions this year before the end of the year, for $15 only. This could save you a lot of money on interests that IRS will charge you if the deductions are not enough, or if you are deducting too much and giving IRS an interest-free loan. This service must be prepaid by PayPal. Pay now and receive the questionaire! You will also receive a $15 off coupon for the actual tax preparation.

Books and other resources

If you are intersted in learning more about personal finances and investments, I suggest the following books which you can purchase from These books are at 10-30% off, and are great reads.
Beginner Books Intermediate Books References
1. 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, by Suze Orman
1. Ernst and Young's Personal Financial Planning Guide
2. The Intelligent Investor
1. Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms
2. Dictionary of Banking Terms
3. Dictionary of Tax Terms
4. Dictionary of Accounting Terms


I offer a book keeping service for small business in the San Francisco area. By small business, I mean businesses with less than 10 employees. I prefer to use QuickBooks, though I have used PeachTree as well. I work from home, and sends you the file or periodic reports. I can stop by at least once every other week to pick up and drop off any necessary documents. Again, I work with local businesses and professional to provide this service. I imagine that it will work over long distance as well by mailing the documents, though I have not done it before. Please email if you are interested.

If you prefer to do it yourself, Some basic account books to get you started:
Intermediate Accountingby Kieso, or Intermediate Accounting if you are looking for a more in-depth book.

If you are looking for information on how to interpret what the accoutants produce, try Financial Statement Analysis instead.
And here are some novels to reduce the stress of thinking about finances and taxes. Thank you for stopping by!