Microsoft Word Outlining Primer

Introduction If you believe the endorsements of others I'm an expert in Access and Excel. I certainly don't know everything about either program, but compared to others, I’ve probably better harnessed the power of those programs than most.  I suspect I… more »

Getting Ready for 2013

Will You Be Ready? This is a good time for you to get ready for your 2013 tax return. I've spoken to several people filing their returns who indicated they had education, medical, or other expenses but they failed to keep track of them. Now is the time… more »

A Purring Classic

Several years ago I learned that a car that is over 20 years old is a classic. The classic car club defines it a bit better by saying a classic is between 20 and 40 years. Over 40 and it's an antique. In either case, most people think a classic must be… more »

Count Your Taxes

Government systems are setup in such a way that they get your tax revenue and you rarely see the  impact of that taxation on your income. Your phone bills have taxes included. Your income taxes are taken out before you get your paycheck. Sales tax is a… more »

Jack or Genius?

A person that does many unrelated things is often referred to as a "Jack of All Trades", with the afterward "master of none." Unfortunately, that does not consider the possibility that a gifted person may in fact be a master of many trades. In the dated… more »

Visit VITA for Free Tax Preparation

Tax season marks the beginning of one of the services being provided by PATH in Tyler. PATH is the site of the local Volunteers in Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The main feature of the VITA program is that low-income taxpayers can go to a VITA  site an… more »

Seven Languages of the Web

  From: 12/30/2007 I was at a Mensa gathering a couple months ago and a couple of people there were talking about their web pages. These were smart people, but they didn't know much about the way today's web works. This is a simple guide to understan… more »