Tag Archives: Lincoln

Ask TaxMama Issue 558 Happy Summer

Dear Family, It’s my mother’s birthday today. Her age exceeds the number of years mentioned at the beginning of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address (add 1 to Lincoln’s number). Happy Birthday mom! Except for being in constant pain, she is remarkably spry and independent. All those admonitions to do all things in moderation seem to have […]

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 […]

Money

On a recent “Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?” show, they asked: In U.S. currency, how many bill with Hamilton on it would it take to equal two with Benjamin Franklin on them? Don’t know? Sadly, neither did I. I only know Washingtons and Jacksons. Question 2: How many Thomas Jeffersons would it take […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 446 – Happy Presidents Weekend

Dear Family, Happy Presidents Day Weekend. Monday is the hybrid day that is neither Washington’s Birthday nor Lincoln’s – just a Monday, giving us a long weekend. Federal and State offices and schools will be closed. We will be too (since TaxPapa works for the School District). Traffic on the roads will not be moving […]