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When is social security income taxable?

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Your Social Security income could be taxed. That may seem unfair, or unfathomable. Regardless of how you feel about it, it is a possibility. Seniors have had to contend with this possibility since 1984. Social Security benefits became taxable above certai

A farmer’s words of wisdom

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Humorous comments on aging and life

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Updating your estate plan

on Wednesday, 19 October 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

An estate plan has three objectives. The first goal is to preserve your accumulated wealth. The second goal is to express who will receive your assets after your death. The third goal is to state who will make medical and financial decisions on your

Say what? Headlines you may need to read again

on Wednesday, 19 October 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Newspaper consultant Ed Henniger’s shares the following headlines from his blog:

Principles worthy of consideration

on Wednesday, 12 October 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life. Make each day your masterpiece. The best thing a father can do for his children, is love their mother. Much will be accomplished by teamwork when no one is concerned about who gets credit.

There’s always something better to do than cleaning

on Tuesday, 04 October 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Surveys seem to be done on everything, so it was no surprise when I got an email with the survey results on the Top 10 U.S. States That Spend The Most Time Cleaning Per Capita.

Obsessions make maniacs

on Tuesday, 27 September 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Are you a maniac? Probably not, but if you are obsessed with one of the following (according to Little Known Facts) you just might be a:

The Trump and Clinton tax plans

on Wednesday, 21 September 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Seemingly every presidential candidate offers a plan for tax reform. You can add Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to that long list. Here is a look at their plans, and the key reforms to federal tax law that might result if they were enacted.

Who remembers Burma Shave signs?

on Wednesday, 21 September 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Before there were interstates, Burma Shave signs would be posted along highways all over the country. Burma-Shave was an American brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting humorous rhyming poems on highway roadside si

For the love of dogs

on Wednesday, 14 September 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace. – Milan Kundera

When is social security income taxable?

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in Opinions

Your Social Security income could be taxed. That may seem unfair, or unfathomable. Regardless of how you feel about it, it is a possibility. Seniors have had to contend with this possibility since 1984. Social Security benefits became taxable above

Remembering the drive-in theaters

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I read an article last week which brought back memories of the drive-in movie theaters which were popular when I was a kid and a teen-ager. Ironically, my sister was in the midst of plans for an outdoor showing of a movie.

Do biases inhibit retirement savings efforts?

on Tuesday, 23 August 2016. Posted in Opinions

Picture an 18-wheeler, its 4,000-cubic-foot cargo trailer filled to capacity with stacks of $100 bills. The driver shuts and locks the trailer, closing the door on roughly $10 billion. Now imagine that truck driving off to a landfill, where that $10

Funny comments on marriage

on Wednesday, 17 August 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Marriage is like a poker game. You start out with a pair. She shows a heart. He flashes a diamond. She gets a flush. And he ends up with a full house and a big pot!
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