Category Archives: Finance

Money, taxes, etc.

The Gift Card

Congratulations! You are the recipient of American’s most wanted gift, the gift card. The gift card can be exchanged for many useful and necessary items. Cash is not one of them. Please read the following instructions to learn how to … Continue reading

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The Conspiracy

I don’t know why, but the telemarketers have been ringing my phone off the hook lately. Is there a telemarketer season that I don’t know about? I am on every “Do Not Call” list I can find, state and federal. … Continue reading

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Bless the IRS

There it was in my mailbox.  The dreaded official looking envelope with the hateful return address, “Internal Revenue Service.”  What could this be, I wondered?  A thank you letter from my Uncle Sam?  No, he doesn’t send thank you notes … Continue reading

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The Electric Bill Caper

I did a very bad thing last month. I confess. I’m guilty. I failed to pay my electric bill. I don’t know how it happened exactly, but somehow it just got by me. Utility companies have a very nasty attitude about unpaid … Continue reading

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Dear IRS

I have received your letter regarding my 1040 Federal individual income tax return. When I went to the mailbox, it was right there among all the bills in a plain white envelope – plain except for three little words in … Continue reading

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Death by Taxes

I’ve managed to get things ready before April 15th without killing anyone. There is nothing I love better than doing my income taxes — unless it is getting a wisdom tooth extracted. The IRS doesn’t pull wisdom teeth, but it … Continue reading

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