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The Sham of the Estate Tax Repeal

The new tax plan recently announced by the politicians has caught my eye with one thing in particular – the repeal of the estate tax. Most people think that the estate tax doesn’t affect them. With the $5.49M exemption per … Continue reading

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Online banking deteriorating! Or, so I got the Citi’s Costco card.

I mentioned the new Chase online banking website and I wasn’t happy about it. Little did I know… Just a few days later I had to sign up to the Citi online banking system, with my brand new Citi Costco … Continue reading

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It’s the Prime day at Amazon!

Today is the Amazon traditional “Prime day” sale. Tons of promotions are going on, and if you look carefully enough you may catch a glimpse of that rare beast called “a real deal!”. If you don’t yet have a Prime … Continue reading

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So Chase updated their web site. To the AdBlock!

Chase Bank, of which I’m a happy customer, has recently updated their website for online banking. There was nothing (much) wrong with the old one, IMHO, but it seems to be a trend for online service providers to move to … Continue reading

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The IRS On-line Transcripts Service is No Longer Available

I wrote a while ago about the new IRS service allowing to download your tax return transcripts online. Unfortunately, this service is no longer available. The IRS took the online service down due to the compromised security, after a large … Continue reading

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Twitter drones – are you one of them? Part 2.

This is post is a sequel for my previous post about my experiment with Twitter channels “#GazaUnderAttack” and “#IsraelUnderAttack”. In this post I’ll describe the discussions I had with “Joe”, the only responsive and coherent real user who responded to … Continue reading

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Twitter drones – are you one of them? Part 1.

My previous post about the Israeli-Palestinian clashes has caught some attention and brought me to twitter for more than just posting links to my articles. I decided to take a deeper look at what’s going on there with regards to … Continue reading

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In case you’ve missed – some updates from eBay and Amazon

Those of us who use the Amazon marketplace and eBay, should pay attention to the following changes: 1. eBay recently announced the new Global Shipping Program. This program allows you to ship your items to foreign buyers without shipping internationally … Continue reading

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Its that time of the year again, and once again I appeal to your generousity

At the end of the year, many Americans remember that they can reduce their tax bill by donating some money or property. While reducing the tax bill is a worthy cause, charity is a cause on its own. So this … Continue reading

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Another scam is going on – beware!

If you get a call from someone telling you that someone wants to give you some money and that in order to receive it you should go to Western Union – hang up. Continue reading

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