Twas the months before Christmas, when all through the wallet
Not a penny was wasted, not even out of pocket.
The purses were hung by the laptop with care,
In hopes that The Finance Diva soon would be there.
The parents were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of savings bonds danced in their heads.
And momma with her calculator, hovered over the computer,
Had tried balancing our check book for the upcoming tax year.
When out in the driveway there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the couch to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to shining objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Nicole Rosen and her bookkeeping skills are here!
With a little old skip in her step, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be Mrs. Nic.
More rapid than eagles her credit building skills thus came,
And she whistled, and shouted, and called all her talents by name!
“I do Tax Prep! And Credit Repair! And always, Refinance Review!
I love Loan Audits! And Bookkeeping! Also Business Credit Building a new!
To the top of the bank! To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away debt for y’all!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with a tax obstacle, mouning to the sky.
So up to the debt-top the Finance Diva she flew,
With the purse full of money, a calculator, and Mrs. Nic, too.
And then, in an instant, I heard on the step
The preparation and number crunching of The Diva had crept.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
In the door Mrs Nic came with a large money mound.
She was dressed all in a suit, from her head to her foot,
And her clothes were all steamed nicely and covered in loot.
A bundle of money she had flung on her back,
She looked just like Santa Claus, opening her money-saving pack.
Her eyes-how they twinkled! Her dimples how merry!
Her cheeks were like roses, her nose like a cherry!
Her pretty lipstick mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the twinkle in her eye was as white as the snow.
The end of a pen cap she held tight in her teeth,
And the bun in her hair circled her head like a wreath.
She had a determined face, so committed and steady,
She shook as she laughed, so excited, and ready!
She was eager to help, a right jolly old tax elf,
And I laughed when I saw her, in spite of myself!
A wink of her eye and a twist of the hair on her head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
She spoke not a word, but went straight to her work,
And balanced all my tax books, then turned ’round with a jerk.
And laying her finger aside of her nose,
And giving a nod, up from the desk she rose!
She sprang to her car, to us she gave a whistle,
And away she did drove like the down of a thistle.
But I heard her exclaim, ‘ere she drove out of sight,
“Happy Holiday Tax Prep to all, and to all a good-night!”
More about our roasted blogebrity, Nicole Rosen. Also known as The Finance Diva, Nicole is a military wife, mom to two, and self-taught financial guru. She has spent the past several years in the role of CFO of her family. Her credentials include passing Washington State DFI’s Loan Originator test, managing a tax office for two years, preparing taxes for other people for seven years, being registered with the IRS and State of New York as a tax preparer, and repairing her credit in order to purchase their first family home. Nicole has been self-employed since March of 2003 with her first taste of finances at the age of 15 when she ran a roadside watermelon stand in Oklahoma. Nicole has managed the books/recordkeeping for the family business for over 10 years. She sure knows her stuff.
Why not friend her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.
I was more than happy to participate in Collective Bias‘ Holiday Roast, to not only help showcase another CB member, but get into the holiday spirit creatively. To see all the Collective Bias roasted members, visit Jerri Ann’s post, and to see my “roast”, visit Chris’ blog post at Dad of Divas. He made my day!
“Happy Holidays to all, and to all, a good night!”
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