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Every year the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting the myriad ways that people try to separate you from your money. 12 Tax Scams to Watch For Identity Theft Using your personal information, an identity thief can file a fraudulent tax return and claim a refund. If you’ve been a [...]

April 4, 2021

Bob Veres

Health, News

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Many of us have been locked down for more than a year. We’ve cancelled vacations, restaurant visits and in-person schooling. More than 500,000 of our loved ones across the country have passed away. Is there any good coming out of the COVID pandemic? Anything at all? Turns out, there is. The messenger RNA immunization technology [...]

April 1, 2021

Bob Veres

News, Tax, Taxation

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You might wonder what you get in return for your tax dollars. The question isn’t so far-fetched; after all, the government collects those taxes—theoretically, at least—in order to give you back a comparable value in services like police protection, education, infrastructure and a social safety net.  Are we getting what we pay for? A recent [...]
In this day and age, it seems like reading is becoming a thing of the past, what with podcasts, TED talks and YouTube videos becoming more popular vectors of information and entertainment. But a growing body of scientific literature suggests that the benefits of reading actual books may be more important than we realize for [...]
Someday, maybe before long, it will become normal again to get on a plane, and the more daring of us might even decide to travel outside the United States. But as we ease back into long-distance vacations, there is going to be an uneasy period where there are greater than normal numbers of cancellations, delays [...]

March 22, 2021

Bob Veres

News

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There may be an inflation driver hidden in one of the most interesting consequences of our year-long global pandemic. Americans stuck in their homes have sent off a surge of orders from factories all over the world, namely in China. These items are carried across the Pacific in intermodal shipping containers (think: the back of [...]
We are definitely living in strange times, with a year of pandemic, microscopically low interest rates, a soaring stock market and everybody walking around looking like bank robbers. And so there were bound to be odd distortions in different sectors of the economy. One of the most interesting is found in the U.S. housing market, [...]

March 15, 2021

Bob Veres

Health, Lifestyle

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There is no shortage of diet books and online advice about what to eat (avoid sugar, lose weight with the Keto diet, drop gluten from your dinner table) but all of this information is generic, offered to everybody, and you, reading this, are an individual, with your own unique biochemistry. It’s possible that some of [...]

March 14, 2021

Bob Veres

Lifestyle, News, World

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From January through October of last year, there were 900 million fewer international tourists from the same period the year before—due, of course, to the global pandemic travel restrictions. That’s not especially catastrophic for the U.S. economy, since travel and tourism represents only 2.8% of U.S. GDP. But what about the Philippines, where international tourists [...]