Archive for March, 2011

Dying Industries

Filed in Accounting, Business, Tax, Savings by on March 30, 2011 0 Comments
Dying Industries

Here are some of the fastest U.S. dying industries: Big government takes from us all, so it can decide which industries should live or die. That makes many companies spend large amounts so they benefit from our combined taxes. Meanwhile, we each use our remaining money, every day, to make our own often contrary decisions. […]

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Angry Tax Time

Filed in Politics, Tax, Savings by on March 29, 2011 0 Comments
Angry Tax Time

It is 5 AM during my angry tax time. I woke at 8 AM, was in the office by 9 AM and left at 2 AM, for an angry tax time. I should be in by 9AM again. In between, I told a client to make maximum IRA and 401k contributions, because he owed a […]

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China in 2030, Video

Filed in Books, Programs, Videos by on March 26, 2011 0 Comments
China in 2030, Video

We all should see this vision of China in 2030, over and over:   China in 2030 shows a professor lecturing a classroom, full of smug students, about the fall of empires like the Greeks, Romans, British and the United States. As he says: They all make the same mistakes. Turning their backs on the principles […]

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Stop Extra Email

Filed in Computer, Integrate, Software, Politics by on March 26, 2011 0 Comments
Stop Extra Email

Please stop extra email. I have 5 posts going out today, plus this one. Please stop extra email. It is easy to tell Feedburner, or other reader programs, that you want only one summery email a day. This usually works to stop extra email. Of course, if you only go to to my website once […]

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Supervise Help

Filed in Jokes by on March 26, 2011 0 Comments
Supervise Help

It is very important to supervise help. A young girl asked a man if he had some odd jobs. He hired her to paint the porch, saying that the paint and brushes were in the garage. Remember, it is important to supervise help. The girl soon came to collect her money. This surprised the man, […]

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My doctor told me

Filed in Mike Block CPA, Personal by on March 25, 2011 0 Comments
My doctor told me

To stop having intimate dinners for four, unless there were three other people present.

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Dropbox Upgrade

Filed in Computer, Integrate, Software, Politics by on March 24, 2011 0 Comments
Dropbox Upgrade

Dropbox has finally released version 1.0. The new version comes with hundreds of bug fixes, including invalid file names on Windows, weird Unicode normalizations, Word and Excel file locking, abnormal symlinks hierarchies, and case sensitive file systems on Mac. It also adds TrueCrypt support, a Rainbow Shell that offers support for extended attributes, selective sync, a […]

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Email Dying

Filed in Computer, Integrate, Software by on March 24, 2011 0 Comments
Email Dying

Signs you’re and old fogey: You watch movies on a VCR, listen to records, take pictures on film and enjoy using email. Young people, of course, much prefer online chats and text messages. These have been on the rise for years but are now threatening to eclipse e-mail, much as they have already superseded phone calls. Major […]

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H&R Block

Filed in Court, Illegal by on March 24, 2011 0 Comments
H&R Block

Henry Bloch, the “H” in H&R Block, needs no introduction to accountants, or the millions of taxpayers whose returns have been prepared by the firm — and the industry — he spawned. Yet there are many fascinating details about the man that are revealed in “Many Happy Returns,” a biography written by his son Thomas, […]

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