Monthly Archives: October 2010

Stay Calm If You Can

My most recent wilderness trip took me a couple of hundred miles north of Thunderbay, Ontario to the Wabakimi Provincial Park.  I knew it’d be a little colder than previous trips.  Heck!  We were up near the Arctic Circle and … Continue reading

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The New 3.8% Medicare Tax on High Income

Jeez!  This is going to be boring.  Sorry in advance!  I really enjoy matters of taxation.  I know some will doubt this, but those who write tax laws are very bright people.  You might not like what they write, but … Continue reading

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Helping Elderly Friends Gain Control of Their Financial Life

My wife Kathleen and I have elderly friends with a problem that’s common across America.  Our friends, a married couple both in their eighties, are symptomatic of the perils of “suddenly” growing old.  If the first partner to die or … Continue reading

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Tax Law Changes

Here is a quick look at several tax law changes that produce tangible changes for taxpayers.  Some of the changes are positive; some are not.  They arise from the recently enacted Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. For payments made … Continue reading

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September Adventuring – Even the fish wear long underwear

I persuaded my good friend Mark Standa to a late September canoe trip.  We were headed a couple of hundred miles north of Thunderbay, Ontario to Wabakimi Provincial Park, a huge Canadian wilderness area not easily traveled.  September 15th is … Continue reading

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Why the blog?

I suppose some explanation is called-for.  One wonders (as I do) the impetus for this and future writings.  I suspect many of you read with interest “Fishbytes”, a quarterly newsletter I published some years ago for some years.  It was … Continue reading

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