Archive | April, 2012

So You Want to Be a Graphic Designer?

27 Apr

I always admire my graphic designer friends. I just think they’re so cool. I love the idea of using new media to create visual art — an art form that is practical, useful, and influential in our modern age. Uhm, anyway… before I get all philosopher on you, here’s a video you need to watch if you’re thinking about being a Graphic Designer:

 

 

Anyone out there considering this career path? I encourage you to leave a comment with any other tips.

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Shizzle You Don’t Have To Say After Graduation…

27 Apr

In the great trend that brings us all together, here’s something you ladies might actually relate to.

But we don’t have to feel this way! Stay tuned for Girl After College’s grand “re-opening”.

In the mean time, I humbly request you leave a comment about what you’re feeling life now that you’ve graduated (if you have yet).

How to Do Your Taxes

15 Apr

(img source: occupywallst.org)

Auh! It’s tax time! And it’s really not that hard to do. Am pretty tired of everyone talking about taxes like its hard, arduous, and difficult. As a girl who just graduated college, it shouldn’t be. And we can get the hang of it, don’t worry!

One of my friends, Daniel Neighbors, is a certified accountant. I asked him for help this year. Prior, I had gone to the library and grabbed every tax form and booklet they had. “Okay, so what is all this? 1040EZ, 1040A, 1040, what??”

Here’s a link that explains how to know what form to use: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=105099,00.html

And the booklets at the library tell you exactly how to fill the forms out. If you’re like me, you’ll fill out the 1040 so we can write off our education fees and get some money back!

You can do your taxes online (for free) through this website: https://www.taxactonline.com

Two important questions for you to ask your parents if this is your first time doing taxes:

1. Do your parents claim you as a dependent?

2. Do your parents claim your school fees on their tax return?

If the answer to these are No, you can get more tax return dollars (hollah!) in the mail.

Next year, my tax return might not be so simple. I’m running a blog, freelancing, blah blah. I don’t really know what to do, but here’s a link that gives some good tips to keep in mind:

http://www.justlove.ly/2012/02/tax-tips-for-bloggers-small-business.html

P.S. Taxes are actually due (this year) April 17th.