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Using Intuit Mint with Microsoft Excel for Creating Tax Return Financial Filing Reports

Summary This document describes how to use the Mint financial service to create a spreadsheet for determining total income and expenses for the year. For a small business owner, this is necessary for tax purposes. For those wanting to keep a budget for personal expenses, the process can be helpful. At the bottom of this… Continue reading Using Intuit Mint with Microsoft Excel for Creating Tax Return Financial Filing Reports

Beware of fake QuickBooks email from Intuit – “Account Suspension Notice!”

I’m alerting everyone I know who uses QuickBooks about the email shown below. It is circulating as of 2 Mar 2021 going to current or former Intuit customers. If you receive the email, know that it is fake and don’t click on anything. You can delete it. I’ve used an image of the email below… Continue reading Beware of fake QuickBooks email from Intuit – “Account Suspension Notice!”

Omaze – Innovative Nonprofit Fundraising Service

Omaze is a nonprofit fundraising platform and service that creates curated raffles for high-value items like vehicles, entertainment, and travel. Organizations using Omaze include: Comic Relief, Doctors Without Borders, Jane Goodall Institute, Malala Fund, National Geographic Society, UNICEF, United Nations Foundation, and many others. Here’s an excerpt from their about page: We exist to empower… Continue reading Omaze – Innovative Nonprofit Fundraising Service

Recently Unemployed? Do This Immediately.

A Seismic Shift There are currently three powerful converging forces producing a seismic shift in today’s job market. This article provides you with some suggestions on how to position yourself for long-term career growth and financial wellbeing. The current conditions make this a critical time to start a home-based business that is compatible with social… Continue reading Recently Unemployed? Do This Immediately.

Coronavirus Capitalism — and How to Beat It

[Source: The Intercept, Naomi Klein, 16 Mar 2020] Governments around the world are busily exploiting the coronavirus crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks. “I’ve spent two decades studying the transformations that take place under the cover of disaster,” writes Naomi Klein. “I’ve learned that one thing we can count on is… Continue reading Coronavirus Capitalism — and How to Beat It

Why It’s Cheaper To Have A Baby In Finland Than The U.S. (CNBC, 14 Feb 2020)

As 2019′s happiest country in the world, Finland is undoubtedly a great place to have children. With lengthy parental leave, hundreds of dollars worth of free baby products in the signature baby box and low-to-no childbirth costs, here’s why it’s better to have a baby in Finland than in the U.S. (CNBC, 14 Feb 2020)… Continue reading Why It’s Cheaper To Have A Baby In Finland Than The U.S. (CNBC, 14 Feb 2020)

What is economic value, and who creates it?

Where does wealth come from, who creates it and what destroys it? In this deep dive into global economics, Mariana Mazzucato explains how we lost sight of what value means and why we need to rethink our current financial systems — so capitalism can be steered toward a bold, innovative and sustainable future that works… Continue reading What is economic value, and who creates it?

Why College Athletes Don’t Get Paid

College sports have become a multi-billion dollar industry, but the NCAA’s regulations prohibit amateur athletes from profiting off their abilities to go pro. But a new lawsuit could completely uped the NCAA and the college athletic business model. VICE News’ Gianna Toboni meets several athletes and coaches living the pay-for-play saga. (VICE News, 29 Dec… Continue reading Why College Athletes Don’t Get Paid

Self-Quiz: Should we have children?

Below is a self-survey with a list of questions and considerations to ask before planning to have children. This survey isn’t intended to provoke a specific answer. Such surveys do exist — trying to convince people that having children is horrible or wonderful. There is, of course, no one universal answer for everyone. Most existing… Continue reading Self-Quiz: Should we have children?

Why You Are Getting the Error: “Apple Card Unavailable. Apple Pay services are currently unavailable. Please try again later.”

For readers with limited time, I’ll offer the quick answer to your question about why the Apple Card application process isn’t working. The quick answer is that it’s broken (for some people some of the time) and there’s no word from Apple as to when it will be fixed. This page will be updated when… Continue reading Why You Are Getting the Error: “Apple Card Unavailable. Apple Pay services are currently unavailable. Please try again later.”