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Archive for June, 2012

Stop the Foward Madness!

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Fortunately, most of the folks I correspond with (both socially and professionally) know better than are courteous and don’t send me forward emails. However, “Weird Al” Yankovic states it well and firmly, if not succinctly. Note – the title is repeated ad nauseam, so if you don’t care to hear it, feel free to skip […]

What America Spends on Groceries

Monday, June 18th, 2012

NPR has an interesting article about how America’s spending habits on groceries and how the price of food has changed in the past 20 years. “‘We’ve seen major restructuring in poultry, pork and beef industries that has allowed efficiencies and brought down the cost,’ Walter Falcon, a Stanford economist who’s an expert on food, told […]

Tax Tip – Nonprofit Acknowledgment of Donations

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Reminder to Nonprofits: You are required to acknowledge all gifts of cash or property valued in excess of $250.00 This includes “in-kind” donations, such as donations of paper or supplies Do not acknowledge (for tax purposes) donations of labor – donation of services by the donor is not tax-deductible You are also required to note […]