Some Modest Proposals

Here in America, most of our tax debates center on “income.” How do we define it? How do we count it? What do we get to exclude from it, deduct from it, or credit towards it. And finally, how much of it do we take, to make sure everyone pays their “fair” share. The end result is our tax code, a many-headed hydra that several wags have noted contains twice as many words as the Bible, but with none of the good news. Of course, income isn’t the only thing we tax. Uncle Sam and most states tax sales. They
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The Most Wonderful Time of The Year?

Way back in 1963, the singer Andy Williams introduced one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Decades later, the office-supply store Staples repurposed it to sell school supplies, and Miller recycled it once again to sell light beer. But for our friends at the IRS, the most wonderful time of the year starts right now. So here are some tax time quotes to get you in the spirit of the season: “It’s tax time. I know this because I’m staring at documents that make no sense to me, no
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Trick Play Backfires; Team Thrown for Loss

College football fans have been crying for a season-ending playoff tournament for years, to replace the invitational “bowl championship” series that usually prompted as many questions as it answered. Monday night they got their wish, as the third-string quarterback Cardale Jones and the Ohio State Buckeyes overcame four turnovers to stun the Oregon Ducks, 42-20, in the very first College Football Playoff Championship Game. Somewhere lower in the college football hierarchy, the University of South Dakota Coyotes aren’t anyone’s idea of national champions. They didn’t even play Division I ball until 2008, when they joined the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
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A Story Of Making Something Amazing From Losing Almost Everything

Listen to this interview as Diane tells Erin of The Starters  Club about how she went from big city California to small town northern Idaho, with a change that could almost bring anyone to his or her knees. Instead she found her inner mindset and is making a difference in the business world as well. Hear Diane’s journey and what she’s learned while growing her successful business. Download MP3
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A Royal Mess!

Most of us don’t get to choose our parents. And while we’re usually grateful for the ones we have, we’ve also dreamed of lives that might have been. What little girl hasn’t dreamed of growing up a princess, living in a palace, riding in a horse-drawn carriage, wearing a tiara? And don’t forget marrying a handsome prince! Infanta Cristina de Borbon, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, is the brother of Spain’s King Felipe VI and sixth in line to the Monarquía Hispánica. The Infanta grew up in the Royal Palace of Madrid, where she probably logged a ride or two
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Some Modest Proposals

Here in America, most of our tax debates center on “income.” How do we define it? How do we count it? What do we get to exclude from it, deduct from it, or credit towards it. And finally, how much of it do we take, to make sure everyone pays their “fair” share. The end result is our tax code, a many-headed hydra that several wags have noted contains twice as many words as the Bible, but with none of the good news. Of course, income isn’t the only thing we tax. Uncle Sam and most states tax sales. They
Read More

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year?

Way back in 1963, the singer Andy Williams introduced one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Decades later, the office-supply store Staples repurposed it to sell school supplies, and Miller recycled it once again to sell light beer. But for our friends at the IRS, the most wonderful time of the year starts right now. So here are some tax time quotes to get you in the spirit of the season: “It’s tax time. I know this because I’m staring at documents that make no sense to me, no
Read More

Trick Play Backfires; Team Thrown for Loss

College football fans have been crying for a season-ending playoff tournament for years, to replace the invitational “bowl championship” series that usually prompted as many questions as it answered. Monday night they got their wish, as the third-string quarterback Cardale Jones and the Ohio State Buckeyes overcame four turnovers to stun the Oregon Ducks, 42-20, in the very first College Football Playoff Championship Game. Somewhere lower in the college football hierarchy, the University of South Dakota Coyotes aren’t anyone’s idea of national champions. They didn’t even play Division I ball until 2008, when they joined the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
Read More

A Story Of Making Something Amazing From Losing Almost Everything

Listen to this interview as Diane tells Erin of The Starters  Club about how she went from big city California to small town northern Idaho, with a change that could almost bring anyone to his or her knees. Instead she found her inner mindset and is making a difference in the business world as well. Hear Diane’s journey and what she’s learned while growing her successful business. Download MP3
Read More

A Royal Mess!

Most of us don’t get to choose our parents. And while we’re usually grateful for the ones we have, we’ve also dreamed of lives that might have been. What little girl hasn’t dreamed of growing up a princess, living in a palace, riding in a horse-drawn carriage, wearing a tiara? And don’t forget marrying a handsome prince! Infanta Cristina de Borbon, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, is the brother of Spain’s King Felipe VI and sixth in line to the Monarquía Hispánica. The Infanta grew up in the Royal Palace of Madrid, where she probably logged a ride or two
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