Tag Archives: India

The Dollar is as Old as the Hills, uh, I Mean Valleys

The Thaler (or Taler or Talir) was a silver coin used throughout Europe for almost four hundred years. Its name lives on in various currencies as the dollar or tolar. Etymologically, “Thaler” is an abbreviation of “Joachimsthaler”, a coin type from the city of Joachimsthal (Jáchymov) in Bohemia, where some of the first such coins […]

Supporting Mom

Today TaxMama hears from Raj in Kansas who is a good husband. He tells us. “My wife and I have been supporting my mother-in-law for over a year. She is U.S. resident (Green Card holder), however could not get a Social Security number.  In order to get an SSN she needs to provide two forms […]

The Pefect New Wife

A newlywed couple had only been married for two weeks. The husband, although very much in love, couldn’t wait to go out on the town and party with his old buddies. So, he said to his new wife, “Honey, I’ll be right back.” “Where are you going, coochy cooh?” asked the wife. “I’m going to […]

Establishing Title

Part of rebuilding New Orleans often challenges residents with the task of tracing home titles back potentially hundreds of years. With a community rich with history stretching back over two centuries, houses have been passed along through generations of family, sometimes making it quite difficult to establish ownership. Here is a great letter an attorney […]

Can’t Outsource to India or China

The other day, we were talking about a friend’s son who had decided to forego the traditional university education to learn to repair high-end cars instead. My friend remarked, off-handedly, “Well, at least his job will never be outsourced to India. Can you just imagine the shipping costs to get your car repaired?!” And of […]