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The Economics of Divorce

  A woman says to her mother, “I’m divorcing Jeff ! All he wants is sex, and my you-know-what is now the size of a 50 cent piece when it used to be about the size of a nickel.” 

Man Tools Explained

Aaaah…so this explains the $10,000 or so  invested in the Garage! DRILL  PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner […]

Things You Don’t Hear Anymore

As we end one year, and start a brand new decade, enjoy this poignant reminiscence of times past. Be sure to refill the ice trays, we’re going to have company. Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Willie in the mail today. Quit slamming the screen door when you go out! […]

2010 Standard Mileage Rates

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2010 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2010, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: —50 […]

Financial Concerns and others from 1957

Remember this? The following were some comments made in the year 1957: (1) “I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, its going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for $20.00.” (2) “Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long when $5,000 […]

Balancing The Medical Budget

My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn’t seem to get food poisoning. My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter and I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in […]

Life’s Important Questions

Can you cry under water? How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? Why do you have to “put your two cents in” when it’s only a “penny for your thoughts?” Where’s that extra penny going to? Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 457 – Polar Bears, Marriage, Disasters

Ask Taxmama Issue 436 – New Mileage Rates

Dear Family, First of all, Happy Birthday to Barbara and Lulu! We’ll get together soon…after I return home. Great news IRS just released the new standard mileage rates for 2008 – and we’re up to 50,5 cents! Considering that we spent $64.00 to fill the tank yesterday, that really warms the cockles of my car’s […]

Inflation in Our Times

A little old lady sold pretzels on a street corner for 25 cents each. Every day a young man would leave his office building at lunch time, and as he passed the pretzel stand, he would leave her a quarter, but never take a pretzel. And this went on for more then 3 years. The […]