Surprise! Trump’s tax law is now in effect for individuals — read it and weep

Most taxpayers with higher incomes who live in blue states are already well aware of the cap on the deduction for state and local income taxes, but there are many more changes than those. (NOTE: Want to know why the Manhattan real estate market has softened -- paint a big arrow pointing at the previous … Continue reading Surprise! Trump’s tax law is now in effect for individuals — read it and weep

Many thought Netflix was killing movies in theaters — but maybe not

Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Hulu, and others offer so many options for viewing in your home that many pundits thought movie theaters were about to take a death blow. This article posits that growing movie gross receipts are due primarily to the flow of superhero movies. There's no doubt that they've been a huge factor. … Continue reading Many thought Netflix was killing movies in theaters — but maybe not

Why pay if you can get it for free?

Attempting to live a more environmentally friendly life inevitably leads to efforts to be more frugal. One of the ways to spend less is not to pay for things that you can get for free. Here's a handy list of a few ways of saving by not spending in the first place. 17 things you're … Continue reading Why pay if you can get it for free?

The label “Amazon Choice” means zip

A caution as you do your last minute shopping for the season -- the label "Amazon Choice" is something  you should ignore. The bottom line is that the label measures no more than popularity and often within a very narrowly defined group of items for sale. If you'd like more details, this article will give … Continue reading The label “Amazon Choice” means zip

Opinion invalidating ObamaCare has an interesting logic

The decision invalidating ObamaCare? It’s based on 21 states’ argument that ObamaCare must fail entirely because of the Congressional removal of the mandate that everyone either get insurance or pay a penalty. Take a look. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5629711-Texas-v-US-Partial-Summary-Judgment.html