Category: Finance

Long Distance Highway Robbery

“And I am calling long distance, don’t worry ’bout the cost ‘cause it’s been forty years or more.”    — Tom Waits I was driving today and I heard the old Madonna song “La Island Bonita” on the radio.  The song, as many do, immediately triggered a memory and as I sang along I could hear my Grandpa’s voice as clear…

Does Anyone Actually Understand Taxes?

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”      — Albert Einstein I’ve come to conclusion that there are maybe five people who understand taxes. I’ve been reading the stories about people who are having sticker shock when doing their taxes this year. Many people who have traditionally received large refunds have been getting a nasty…

Buried Under Credit Card Debt?

It can happen to the best of us.  Maybe you got a little charge happy.  Maybe you needed to use your credit cards to pay for an emergency or to pay for your bills.  Maybe you just weren’t paying attention to the terms of your credit card.  And then one day you’re looking at a stack of credit card statements…