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  • Forum Post: $14,000 gift

    Posted 10/11/2013 08:08:50 EDT

    My parents' estate is in the process of being distributed, and my brother has been advised that, per federal law, we can accept payments of up to $14,000/year as a tax-free gift.  Is that true?  If it more »

  • Forum Post: What do you think of these royal baby outfits?

    Posted 07/22/2013 09:08:39 EDT

    Ring the bells!  Let there be joy in the land! C'mon, folks.  Don't be so jaded!  There's been so much bad, terrible, sad, shocking news over the past few weeks, can't we *please* have something happy more »

  • Forum Post: Have you hired a pet psychic or used pet tarot cards?

    Posted 06/28/2013 12:48:55 EDT

    In response to kargiver's comment: I'd never even consider that.  First of all, they can say anything!  What's your pet gonna do, correct them?  Secondly, I can read my dog's mind for free.  She's say more »

  • Forum Post: SEP IRA

    Posted 04/03/2013 08:19:08 EDT

    In response to MASocietyofCPAs' comment: In response to Maldenlady's comment: [ My boss started an IRA for me.  I'm not sure how to report that on my 1040.  I'm just putting that money directly into t more »

  • Forum Post: SEP IRA

    Posted 04/02/2013 09:38:29 EDT

    My boss started an IRA for me.  I'm not sure how to report that on my 1040.  I'm just putting that money directly into the IRA "for the benefit of Maldenlady".  No distribution involved.  Do I put thi more »

  • Forum Post: Guadalajara Mexican Cantina and Grill

    Posted 10/06/2012 02:12:18 EDT

    Quick question...I walked by this resautant (right near the Malden MBTA), and it looked closed, no sign on the door.  I tried to call them... Does anyone know if they went out of business (already)?  more »

  • Forum Post: Hypocrisy at the Oak Grove Community Building

    Posted 08/28/2012 03:13:32 EDT

    I didn't realize that ADA could be circumvented in this way.  Good to know -- also troubling... more »

  • Forum Post: Amber

    Posted 05/20/2012 06:20:13 EDT

    Oh, Ambergirl, I'm so sorry...We'll all be thinking of you tomorrow... more »

  • Forum Post: Your thoughts on dog bites

    Posted 05/17/2012 02:38:04 EDT

    All the above are excellent points.  The only thing I'd add, is that sometimes dogs bite when they're just plain scared/freaked out.  Remember that story of the hero dog, who saved the owner?  A news more »

  • Forum Post: Golden Retriever survives bear attack

    Posted 05/04/2012 11:26:38 EDT

    Hey, dog lady!

    Yep -- the coyotes are around, arright!  Lots of stories in the news...

    Thanks for posting!
    more »

  • Forum Post: Do you think cats belong on a leash?

    Posted 04/27/2012 09:46:40 EDT

    Oh, akochan --

    Sniff, sniff...Bambi?  Really??
    more »

  • Forum Post: Pit Bulls

    Posted 04/12/2012 03:34:36 EDT

    I have a lot of empathy for pit bulls...I have known several well-behaved, good dogs. Having said that, I have also seen a pit bull attack.  Not pretty.  Sometimes these attacks are a complete surpris more »

  • Forum Post: Dog gives me gray hairs... but I love her just the same

    Posted 04/11/2012 08:47:53 EDT

    Oh, teacher, so sorry to hear about this!  It sounds like you're doing all the right things, though...and the sooner that fence gets put up, the better! All I can say is, she's still a puppy, and they more »

  • Forum Post: To All My Pet Friends:

    Posted 12/22/2011 10:31:16 EST

    A joyous and happy holiday and new year to you all!!  Celebrate! more »

  • Forum Post: Winter Photo Thread

    Posted 12/13/2011 03:19:03 EST

    Oh, kar...what a beauty!  Look at the intelligence in those eyes! more »

  • Forum Post: Winter Photo Thread

    Posted 12/05/2011 02:40:10 EST

    Gracie learning all about the Nativity, and Max terrorizing...hmmm...Provincetown?  Love it! 

    Great pictures!  Made me smile...

    more »

  • Forum Post: OWS

    Posted 11/18/2011 04:35:05 EST

    Well, I think OWS has helped to bring public focus onto some of the policies of the major banks and the government that have really hurt the  middle class (or what was a  middle class).  A recent GAO more »

  • Forum Post: For the 20 somethings considering marriage....

    Posted 11/18/2011 04:17:43 EST

    I'm with kar...sometimes ya gotta just learn the hard way. Well-intentioned people have all sorts of advice about "fair fighting",  how to handle a disagreement, how to raise one's children...the bott more »

  • Forum Post: A dumb question

    Posted 11/18/2011 04:12:34 EST

    Thanks, kar!  Actually, my post was supporting you on the "20 year olds and marriage" thread... more »

  • Forum Post: A dumb question

    Posted 11/18/2011 02:36:58 EST

    i tried to add a post, and the system wanted me to change a word before posting.  I have no idea what word they wanted me to change!  Nothing was even remotely out of line... Anyone know how to tell e more »

  • Forum Post: Should a Library be quiet?

    Posted 11/15/2011 03:32:56 EST

    I like the idea of a *quiet* place to work/think/just enjoy a cup of coffee or whatever...sigh...I wish the libraries were that way... My observatrion is that libraries have, to some degree, become ba more »

  • Forum Post: Happy halloween, all!

    Posted 10/31/2011 11:22:12 EDT

    Just thought I'd put my wishes out there, for all of you this week before elections!  Can't decide which is the scarier!

    If you're going out, stay safe, and take it easy on the candy!!

    more »

  • Forum Post: Building Self Esteem in yourself and in others

    Posted 10/26/2011 10:20:38 EDT

    CB156 -- I think  your answer is great! I come back to the golden rule -- treat others as you would wish to be treated.  At least that's my aim.  So, I try to make a point of listening, and figuring o more »

  • Forum Post: Eye candy

    Posted 10/26/2011 08:08:07 EDT

    "What are the ways that you can build self esteem in others?  When you hit a low point in your life, how did you build your own self esteem?"  Corporate Hippie Chick Corporate Hippie Chick -- i think more »

  • Forum Post: Book Smart or Street Smart????

    Posted 10/19/2011 01:37:26 EDT

    Yep...that's one of t he great things about having pets.  My experience is with dogs, but I gotta tell ya, you watch a dog's reaction to a stranger, and that *can* clue you in.  I don't know if there' more »

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