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December 2014
Pilarski
Deal Me In

Plan on a Long Dry Spell Between Top-line Jackpots

Mentioning the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion might be appropriate here. Tax avoidance is the legal use of tax laws to reduce one's tax burden. In the eyes of the IRS, failure to report a $1,199 jackpot is escaping payment by illegal means, or better stated, tax evasion. Just sayin’.

November 2014
Ambord
Dollar Sense

A Phone Plan to Suit Your Personality and Your Pocket Book

There’s one TV ad that for a different kind of plan, where they ask snidely “It’s not a prepaid plan is it?” The actor says “prepaid” in the same way you might say “toenail fungus.” Of course it’s just a sales tactic, and kind of funny.

Ambord
Dollar Sense

Potpourri: Stuff You Should Know So You Can Enjoy the Holidays More and Stress Out Less

To free your mind for celebrating, make an appointment with your tax professional ahead of time. Some actions you may want to delay till the last day of the year, for tax purposes (like gifts or charitable donations), but getting the decisions out of the way should help.

Grossman
Quotation Quotient

What’s Your QQ?

“If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is 'thank you', that would suffice.” -- Meister Eckhart             

Penning
Fritz on Photography

The Closed Image

When composing an image a dramatic way to impart, impact and interest is to take advantage of the closed image.

Pilarski
Deal Me In

These Machines Are Designed to Be a Billfold Buster

The casino industry knows that the biggest profits come from players sitting at slot machines and playing for hours on end. These multi-line/multi-coin slot machines are intended to maximize “time on device.”

Pribus
Health, Wellness & the Good Life

I Made It Just for You: Quick Holiday Treats from Your Kitchen

Remember, an attractive presentation can make a modest gift memorable. Your final touch could be a holiday basket with a lasting extra such as a kitchen whisk, a pretty kitchen towel, or a handsome pottery mug.  

Pribus
Health, Wellness & the Good Life

Safe Holiday Visits When the Kids Come

Remember that two-year-olds usually behave like two-year-olds. Sometimes ten-year-olds do, too. Have quiet activities up your sleeve – perhaps a new board game or a wonderful book that you can read aloud ten minutes at a time now and then.

Siuru

Car Sharing for Seniors?

The best way for seniors to take advantage of car sharing is when they travel to a city where car sharing is available and they need a car for only a few hours. Why pay car rental and parking fees for a car that sits most of the time in a hotel parking garage?

October 2014
Ambord
Dollar Sense

Be Alert to Signs of Elder Abuse: Here’s What You Can Do to Help

If there is immediate danger, call 911 or the local police. If you suspect abuse (or if you yourself are being abused) but there does not appear to be immediate danger, tell someone. A doctor, a pastor, a social worker, even the person who answers the phone at your local senior center… but tell someone.

Ambord
Dollar Sense

How to Turn up the Heat against Those Trying Fraudulently to Turn Back Time

The FBI says seniors are particularly vulnerable to anti-aging scams, such as those which offer free products if you’d just be so kind as to provide a credit card number, you know… for shipping and handling (the handling fee is where they may get you, since it is up to their discretion).

Grossman
Quotation Quotient

What’s Your QQ?

"Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself." - Havelock Ellis

Klock, Sr.
Klockworks

Chips off the Old Klock - Volume XXV

A greater danger for many (if not most) of us is not that our aims are too high and we'll miss them, but that they are too low and we'll shred the bull’s-eye! (There's a high probability that some poor slobs invented 6-UP and Preparation G, then gave up trying).

Pilarski
Deal Me In

Luck or Skill?

Unlike some other card games which are centered purely on luck which cannot be controlled, in gin rummy you can tilt the game in your favor by exercising your skills.

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