I’m not sure why when I started this blog on MySpace years ago, but I did. And even though I’ve been posting here for four years (which was a wise choice—I have a lot more readers here) I’ve kept the other blog running, cross-posting to it.
Only yesterday when I went to cross post, I discovered that MySpace (which has been going through assorted changes) has decided to clean up the website. That includes no more blog posts and also removing past posts, so the whole blog is gone.
I don’t think there’s anything brilliant that I lost (and I won’t miss the inconvenience of double-posting) but it is annoying. More so that MySpace never notified me this was coming—though I suppose in all the Big Exciting Changes maybe they did and I blew it off.
Okay, that aside, this was a much better week than last week or the week before, quite aside from my anniversary:
•I finished my next draft of the new Monster Earth story The Fox and the Hedgehog. The character side is starting to take shape, the monster battles still need work. Which come to think of it was the case with the first story too.
•I rewrote Mage’s Masquerade, my Regency fantasy. On my last draft, I replaced the magic with psi-powers, this time I substituted the pseudo-science of mesmerism. I’m not quite sure if this works—it fits the period (the concept of mesmerism developed in the 1700s) but it’s harder to explain than generic psionics. Also most of the attacks on my hero have to be reworked to fit.
Even if I go back to magic, reworking the story has made the romance much stronger, so I think it’s been worth it.
•I put in a little more work on a new short story, Oh the Places You’ll Go, and my post-World War I fantasy (still untitled).
•I updated my Google plus profile and linked it to Google’s “authorship” program which will (I gather) show my latest stories from Raleigh Public Record, Demand Media and And, plus linking to this blog.
•I reviewed the material from that branding seminar I attended last week. No dazzling insights yet (not that it’s bad, as I said last week, it’s just not applicable at the moment).
I’ve also forced myself to go back to what I used to do, break from writing from 5 p.m. to 6. It always feels easier to keep working, but if I break, then start up with whatever’s left to write (usually just blogging), I feel much more relaxed. Non-stop computer-work wears me out.
And now, the Demand Media stuff:
•Does a Married Couple Need to File a Separate Return for an LLC?
•The Tax Impact of Business Supplies for Landlords
•How to Calculate the Basis Across Multiple IRAs
•What Are the Tax Implications of a Company Car With a Company Logo?
•What Real Estate Losses Can Be Deducted?
•Business Strategies to Cut IRS Tax Debt
•The Advantages & Disadvantages of Capital Gains Tax
•Can Divorced Couples Split Rental Property on Taxes?
•Tips on Refinancing With Low Closing Costs
•Disability Tax Deductions
•What Causes Tax Deduction Limitations?
•Is the Mortgage Interest Deductible on a Foreign Investment Property?
•What are FHA Loans?
•Can a Trash-Hauling Business Take a Charitable Deduction for Donations?
•Can House Remodeling Expenses Be Deducted During Tax Payments?
•Can Real Estate Rentals Secure Your Retirement?
•Real Estate & the Death of the Family Sole Owner
•Consistent-Use Theory in a Real Estate Appraisal
•How to Not Pay a Lot of Taxes on Large Sums of Money
•IRA Early Withdrawal Calculations
•How to Calculate Fair Market Value of Property After a Casualty Loss
•Tax Deductions for Buying & Renting a House to Parents
•Tax Deduction for Donating Consulting Services to a Nonprofit Organization
•Tax Benefits of IRA Vs. HSA Accounts
•Removing Real Estate From a Revocable Trust
•Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Property at Another House?
•Do I Need to Pay Taxes on Insurance From a Deceased Person?
Category Archives: Nonfiction
I’m not sure why when I started this blog on MySpace years ago, but I did. And even though I’ve been posting here for four years (which was a wise choice—I have a lot more readers here) I’ve kept the other blog running, cross-posting to it.
This wasn’t as poor a week as last week, but it wasn’t as big an improvement as I’d hoped.
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I have a bad habit when circumstances leave me really behind: my brain decides it’s hopeless trying to do anything as I’m clearly not making my goals, and balks at doing more work. After last week’s mess, that’s dogged me all this week. It didn’t help that I have a couple of other things to take care of for Mum, and that I gave up Tuesday to get recertified in CPR/First Aid. I gave serious thought to postponing so I could some extra writing done, but I’d have had to eat my reservation fee. And on the whole, I’m glad it’s done.
Output this week was pretty mediocre. I got a little bit more done on Brain From Outer Space, continued to toy with Fiddler’s Black and finished my replotting of Southern Discomfort. I gave a last redraft to Original Synergy and Learning Curve, which will be in the collection I hope to have out on Smashwords by the end of June. That was much less than I wanted to do.
I did keep my Demand Media stuff up, though today I just threw up my hands. I’m still dealing with Mum’s stuff, and I’ll be quitting early anyway (TYG and I have plans) so my brain is once again saying, what’s the point?
Still I did get these done:
•What Happens When You Borrow From Life Insurance?
•Do I Owe Taxes if I Got Money From My Mother When She Died?
•Can You Write Off Your Homeowners Insurance Deductible on a Claim?
•Can Babysitting Be Considered Charity on Federal Taxes?
•Can Credit Card Debts Be Attached to Real Estate?
•Do You Pay for Property Taxes & Homeowner’s Insurance if You Own a Timeshare?
•Can I Invest in My Husband’s Business With a Self-Directed IRA?
•Can You Dissolve an LLC if You Owe Creditors?
•Can I Claim Private Pre-K as a Tax Deduction?
•Do Losses Have to Be Reported in the Same Tax Year?
•Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Stolen Equipment?
•Should I Convert $10,000 to a Roth IRA?
•If My Husband Has a Mortgage on a House He Bought Before We Were Married, Is it Half Mine?
•Can I Contribute to an IRA With a Credit Card?
•How to Lower Taxes on the Sale of Inherited Rental Property
•Can I Deduct College Student Rent From My Income Tax?
•Can You Deduct Shipping Costs for Medical Supplies on Your Tax Return?
•Can I Deduct My Labor Expense for Investment Property Repairs?
•Do IRA Fees Go Against the Annual Contribution Limit?
•Can a Sole Proprietor Sell Capital Assets?
•How to Deduct Losses With a Roth IRA
•What Is the Monthly and Annual Net Profit Margin?
•How to Estimate a Claim on Homeowner’s Insurance for Storm Damage
•What Types of Investment Theft Losses Are Deductible?
•IRA Contributions’ Effects on Income Tax Owed
•Are Homeowner’s Insurance Loss Payouts Taxable?
•Is Landscaping Tax Deductible?
•Illinois Real Estate Law – Quitclaim Deed Vs. Warranty Deed
•Can a Live-In Partner Take Children as a Deduction on Tax Returns?
•Can You Take a Tax Deduction for Wedding Receptions?
And that’s that. Rather than make ineffective efforts at work, I’m going to quit now and enjoy myself. Hopefully I’ll be able to reset after the three-day weekend.
The week went well. My new schedule definitely gets more productivity out of me. As I said last week, though, it’s really draining and I have to make myself take breaks. Trying to squeeze everything into a 7 am – 5 pm workday plays on my impulse to just go and go and go (there’s always something I can be working on) which gets stressful fast. More so as I don’t exactly kick back at five: I do my blogging in the evenings, and there’s also dinner to cook (at least a couple of nights) and stuff to clean (I much prefer getting that done in the evening to the weekend).
Another problem is that if I have repair-people or anything to deal with or stuff to work on for Mum, I have much less down time during the day to tackle it.
Still, these are all fixable if I just make myself relax and mark off my breaks so I can feel Yes, I’m Off Now. I’ll work on that next week.
As for actual work:
•I got Happiest Place on Earth back last weekend, sent it out to an anthology yesterday, got it back yesterday (they already had two Lovecraftian parodies). I sent it out again this morning.
•I finished 13,000 words on the new draft of Brain From Outer Space. It’s looking better, but I think I’m going to show the prologue and first chapter to my group soon—I’ve worked with it so much, it’s getting hard to see if it sets up my world (which I, after all, know intimately) or just confuses people. Still, I’m liking it.
•I finished my first draft for Monster Earth II, a story tentatively titled The Fox and the Hedgehog. I did something I don’t usually do, rush the work just so I could get it done. Hopefully coming to an end has stirred up enough ideas that when I look at the draft again, I’ll be able to shape it into something.
•I rewrote Original Synergy in response to suggestions from some of my beta-readers. I think it’s done.
•I started a new story, which I’ll say more about when it’s a little clearer—right now it’s just an opening. It may be a while before I go any further with it.
•I took a look at one of my older stories, Fiddler’s Black, and I found it frustrating. I like everything up until the protagonists get trapped in a plane of darkness … but after that, it just doesn’t work. I feel very strongly it’s fixable but I can’t see the path from there to here yet.
•My new And column is out, dealing with the fantasy we can stop terrorism by stopping immigration.
Demand Media for the week:
•How Much Tax to Withhold as an Independent Contractor?
•Can a Married Couple File Jointly From Different States?
•How to Buy a House Jointly When You Are Not Married
•What Happens When a Mortgage Holder Never Filed a Claim in Bankruptcy?
•Can Employers Discriminate Against People Who File for Unemployment?
•The Cancellation of Debt on Investment Properties
•Can Married People Collect Separate Retirement Benefits?
•Can I Keep My Timeshare if I File Bankruptcy?
•Can You Do a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure if You Have Filed for Bankruptcy?
•IRS: Tax Liability Upon Death if Married & Filing Separately
•Are Legal Fees for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Tax-Deductible?
•Can Fitness Be a Tax Deduction?
•Tax Deductions for Rental Property & Homeowners Association Fees
•Are Fees for the SHRM Certification Tax Deductible?
•Spousal Support as a Tax Deduction
For the second month in a row, I made all my writing goals. So yay.
•I finished Affairs of Honor and submitted it.
•I applied for four different freelance gigs and submitted one magazine query (the latter fell short, I wanted a second query but couldn’t get a good one going)
•I finished Southern Discomfort and added another 5,000 words to Let No Man Put Asunder.
•I started a Jekyll and Hyde sequel set in the Depression. No idea where it’s going yet.
•Sold one article to Brass (not out yet) and published two And columns.
•I completed two drafts of End of the World on the Cutting Room Floor, which I should have done next month.
•I reworked Love Is in the Air, Original Synergy and Mage’s Masquerade.
•I almost completely replotted Brain From Outer Space (that’s another miss, but a near one). I like my reworked version and I’ll start turning it into a novel next month, but I would be much happier if the last section of the book had come together.
•I completed enough Demand Media articles to qualify for a bonus.
And I’m particularly pleased that as of a week ago, all 12 unpublished shorts (the figure excludes finished stories such as Mage’s Masquerade that need reworking) are out with some publisher, somewhere.
My new schedule seems to be working at squeezing more writing time into the day.
TYG and I have a lot to do this weekend (much of it fun stuff) so I’m wrapping up work today and taking it off. Posting may be erratic or non-existent over the weekend, depending how things play out.
This was the first month I tried squeezing in more Demand Media articles up front (there’s a $200 bonus if your output’s high enough) and applying myself to other projects at month’s end. So this week after Tuesday I was Demand-free.
That proved weirdly disorienting. As nothing I worked on generated an immediate profit, I was less focused than I should have been, and didn’t use my time as effectively (knowing I was taking a day off didn’t help). I’ll do better in May. Still, I was pleased with my output:
•I worked out my pitch for the second Monster Earth anthology, and with some tweaks, the editors approved it. It’s due in October, which should be time enough as I don’t have to do the same buttload of research I did for Peace With Honor in the first book.
•I reviewed Southern Discomfort and I think the story is, at base, definitely solid. Unfortunately, on top of the base there’s very little substance. I made a list of all the characters I neglect, the plot elements I forget, the logic gaps I need to fix … Nothing terribly worrying (early drafts are never good for me) but much work ahead. I’ll start replotting next month.
•I almost finished reworking the plot of Brain From Outer Space. The first 75 percent is good, but after that,for the climax, everything gets all wobbly and confusing. I don’t think disastrously so, but I’ll do my best next week to think the last bit through.
•I started work on a proposal for a new film reference book. I’ve been tinkering with it for a while, but there’s no point in waiting: next month, I submit!
•I began turning my Undead Sexist Cliche posts into a book. I don’t have a publisher in mind, but this is something I’ve also been thinking about for a while, and it’s time to put pedal to the metal and see what happens.
That pretty much covers it.
On the whole, my new schedule worked quite well. It would have worked better if I hadn’t been so tired (various reasons, including social events). By the end of the week, I wasn’t at all as efficient as I should have been. Still, I did get more done than when I tried working in the evening, and I didn’t stress out from the short lunch hour. So, yay.
•I finished—tentatively—replotting Brain From Outer Space. I’m going to go over it next week and see if it makes as much sense as I think it does, and fill in some of the “Harry and Mickey investigate this” bullet-points with more detail. But as I said last week, it’s definitely shaping up.
•I made a few changes to End of the World on the Cutting Room Floor, based on writing-group feedback. Nothing substantial, just adding a little tension to the story.
•I sat down and worked through my characters for Mage’s Masquerade. Lengthening it by a couple of thousand words is really helping—the flashbacks provide a lot of information so I don’t overwhelm readers by flinging too much at them at once (I’ve been told by the group this is sometimes a problem with my work).
•I rewrote one of my older ones, Original Synergy. It needs more work, but it’s a good start. I saw it published a few year back, but I want to release it via Smashwords along with three others, so I’m making some improvements.
•I looked at one of my older stories, Bros Before Ho’s, and discovered it’s better than I thought. I’ll present it to the writing group some time next month (under a new, more appropriate title, Love is in the Air).
•I submitted an article to Brass. Took longer than I should have for the money (my fault, not there’s), but they took it, so I get the money.
•I applied to two freelance gigs (no word yet) and Savage Year came back from the most recent publisher (with several nice words).
•I delivered enough articles to Demand Media to land my monthly bonus. Speaking of which:
•Can Real Estate Taxes on a Rental Be Taken on Schedule A?
•Do Real Estate Liens Expire?
•Tax Deductions for Medical Expenses Paid by Fund-Raisers
•Is the Deductible Paid on a Homeowners Claim Tax Deductible?
•Can You Deduct Products That You Buy to Sell for a Home-Based Business?
•Insurance Company & Ordinary Negligence Vs. Willful Negligence
•Can I Write Off a Mortgage Insurance Premium Paid at Closing?
•Can I Deduct a Dance Tuition From My Federal Taxes?
•Tax Deduction for the Points on a Second Home Mortgage
•How to Classify Work Clothes as a Small Business Deduction
•Are Capital Gains From Real Estate Part of My Income?
•The 1099 Implications of a Short Sale of Real Estate
•Can I Refinance to Drop FHA Mortgage Insurance?
•An Umbrella Policy for Homeowners Liability Insurance
•Can an Insurance Agent Roll Over a 401(k)?
•Inheritance Tax on Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship
•Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Detached Garages?
•How to Pay Stockholders When a Company Goes Bankrupt
•Is Flood Insurance Usually Included Under Homeowners & Renters Policies?
•Distance Required for Out-of-Town Business Meals Deduction
•How Long Do Homeowners Insurance Claims Stay on Your Record?
•Can Long-Term Disability Be Contributed to an IRA?
•Homeowners Policy Vs. Flood Insurance
•Can I Deduct Realtors’ Commissions on My Income Tax Return?
I’m blaming the pollen. It’s spreading everywhere, including grass pollen which is very much my weakness. So I’ve been feeling wiped all week, but that didn’t stop me being productive.
•I finished my 5,000 words for the month on Let No Man Put Asunder.
•I did a final proof of Affairs of Honor, in hard copy, reading every line aloud. Trust me, it’s the best way to finish and spot all the little problems. That done, I sent it off to Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
•I did a few paragraphs on a new story, tentatively titled Children of Hyde. I’ll say more when it develops.
•I read End of the World on the Cutting Room Floor to the writing group and got solid thumbs up (one or two unenthused) and a couple of good critical comments.
•I was invited to pitch a story for the second volume of Monster Earth (here’s the background on my previous story). I have a couple of ideas and should have the pitch sent in within a couple of weeks.
•Work on replotting Brain From Outer Space went very well. Okay, it’s not entirely a good thing that I’m suddenly spotting problems I’ve never seen before, but then again, it is a good thing, right? For example, I have an early meeting between a couple of FBI agents and a stool pigeon that gives some valuable information … but they never act on it. No further investigation, it’s just a big info dump (and sets up the stoolie getting whacked a few chapters later). So I have to figure where they go from there.
I’m also finding it easier to make decisions. I was torn between using the opening of this latest draft and going back to the opening of the previous draft (which is also a short story, Instruments of Science). Going over things this time I realized that as the opening, the short story is actually weak as it doesn’t really flow into the main plot at all. The starting scene in the briefing room (or one damn close) needs to stay to give people the feeling of the new normal, but that’s it.
Hopefully next week’s session will be just as good.
Despite the draggy feeling, I did finish all my Demand Media articles. Fortunately, they’ve developed a title-picking tool that allows me to select topics much more precisely (I choose articles from a list of available titles), so it’s much easier to find low-hanging fruit, so to speak.
Speaking of which, Demand Media article list:
•Do Roth IRAs Lower SS Taxes?
•IRS Rules Governing Rollover of Inherited 401(k) Funds Into Inherited IRA
•Can I Claim My 401(k) as a Deduction on My Taxes?
•What Percentage of Expenses Are Tax Deductible for a Home Business?
•Can a Person Inherit a Mortgage?
•What Is Needed for Proof of a Home Business for Tax Deductions?
•Can Homeowners Insurance Drop You for Moving?
•Is an Inherited House Taxable Income?
•Can Micromanaging Be Harassment?
•Is Home Insurance for a Rental Property More Than for a Primary Residence?
•How to Roll Over a 401(k) While Still Working
•Tax Consequences for Renting an Inherited House
•Procedures for Disclaiming an IRA Inheritance
•Are Refinance Fees & Points Tax Deductible?
•Types of Retirement Benefits
•Are Automobile Insurance Proceeds Taxable?
•What Is a Taxable Distribution From a Qualified Retirement Plan?
•Does an Inherited IRA Have to Be Set Up by End of Year Following the Year of Death?
•Inheritance Taxes on Jointly Owned Bank Accounts
•What Is Protection Class for Homeowners Insurance?
•Do You Pay Inheritance Tax on a POD Account?
•IRS Rules on Naming a Trust as a Beneficiary of an Inherited IRA
•Can I Roll the Money in a Health Savings Account Over Into an IRA?
•Can a Person Deduct Mortgage Interest on Schedule E if She Is Not on the Mortgage?
•If You Are Married, Is Dependent Care a Taxable Benefit?
•Tests for Health Insurance
•What Is the Difference Between Assessed Value & Taxable Value of Real Estate?
It’s been a good week, but a busy one. Feels more busy because last weekend I was caught up in doing our taxes. The IRS online system took a lot of work, but it did pay off: Not only are they done (state too) but the system caught a major error on my part. Mis-entering one number had added about $1,000 to the tax bill, so I feel very pleased to have corrected that (even if I can’t take the credit).
•I read over my Applied Science stories as preparation for replotting Brain From Outer Space. I picked up several details I want to incorporate, several that I probably can’t (I’d love to use Elegy Walker and Eisenstein from Not In Our Stars But in Ourselves, but they just don’t work) and occasionally winced. The side effect of doing 12 stories in a series and at a fairly rapid pace (for me) apparently led to my reusing lines and phrases here and there (all the guys seem to fiddle with their ties a lot, for instance). Overall though, I still like them.
•I reworked The End of the World on the Cutting Room Floor and it looks good. We’ll see if the writing group thinks so next week.
•I got 3,000 words further into Let No Man Put Asunder. Still missing all those chapters I lost, and I think one change I made today (to a key setting midway through the book) may need to change back. The original setting now looks fresher than I thought and it suits the plot better. But we’ll see.
•I finished Southern Discomfort. It was a rushed ending, perhaps (I was still squicked out by writing about rape apologist Steven Landsburg), but it brought out lots of elements I’ll need to deal with in the rewrite. One of them being Maria’s character arc: It ends very awkwardly, and none too happily. Not death, but emotionally painful and not in a satisfactory way. The sad ending of Affairs of Honor worked for me, but it doesn’t feel right here. I’m not sure what will work, though.
•I submitted two stories (one already came back) and applied for two freelance gigs.
•My newest And column came out.
•Demand Media has been running a bonus program where if you turn in 75 articles in a month, you get a cash bonus. March was the second month I’ve qualified (payment came today). And I’m about 25 articles into this month’s quota. But I’m not going to post this week’s work—it’s later than planned, and TYG is upstairs waiting for company.
Between my birthday and the kerfuffle I mentioned Wednesday, I didn’t get as much done as usual.
•I reworked Affairs of Honor, adding in details of period dress. Didn’t add a lot, but I think it adds to the piece. Next month, I finish it.
•I redrafted The End of the World on the Cutting Room Floor (the retitled Mise-en-Scene) after I realized the only woman in the piece was a strong, ambitious career woman, and quite evil. This gave it a sexist vibe I didn’t intend so I reshuffled. Instead of a crime boss hiring my hero, it’s the boss’s scheming blonde mistress (Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity is the role model), leaving the villain as a guy. Other than one bit I liked but had to change, it works much better this way. I’ll bring it to some beta readers next month.
•About two decades back I worked on a lost race novel involving the survivors of the Temple Mound Culture of the Southeast US, but never finished it. Last year, I realized that several things that had frustrated me about it would improve if I set it in the 1920s and made the villain some terrifying wizard my heroes encountered in the Great War. Then, when I read The Great Silence (review tomorrow), an account of post-WWI Britain, a whole lot of tentative ideas began to click for me. Those in turn, triggered others—instead of some manufactured wizard, the bad guy is Gilles de Rais, the original Bluebeard.
Anyway, I batted out the opening scene in which Leslie, a medium, finds de Rais Lives Again (so to speak) and has sent his magical forces after her. Instead of just fighting magic with magic, I have a ghost squad of WW I soldiers who owe Leslie big rise up to defend her. It’s much stronger than anything I’d thought of so far.
I don’t know that I’ll work on it further any time soon, but it’s always a good sign when ideas fire off like that.
And, of course, there’s Demand Media:
•Can a Homeowners Insurance Policy Refuse to Pay the Full Amount?
•Can I Contribute to an IRA and Convert to a Roth if I Am Over the Income Limit?
•Tax Consequences of a Nondeductible IRA Distribution
•Can I Convert My After-Tax Contributions to a Roth IRA?
•Can I Claim a Rent Deduction for an Elderly Parent in a Home I Own?
•Are Business Items Covered on a Residential Homeowners Insurance Policy?
•How Are Homeowners Insurance Reimbursements Counted for in Taxes?
•Does Military Retirement Pay Count as Income Toward a Roth IRA Contribution?
•Will the Homeowners Pay if a Limb Fell on My Porch and Caused Damages?
•Can I Make a Claim to My Homeowner’s Insurance if My Chimney Leaked and Caused Water Damage?
•Tax Disadvantages & Advantages of Rental Property
•Can I Carry Forward Losses on a Rental Property?
•Do You Have to Put Your Retirement Plans on Your Taxes?
•Tax Laws for Rental Vs. Personal Property
•Adjusted Gross Income Cut-offs for Deducting Moving Expenses
•Can I Deduct Losses on Rental Property Against a 1099-C?
•Are Administrative Fees for Retirement Plans Tax Deductible?
•Does Homeowners Insurance Pay for Broken Gutters?
•Can a Person on Social Security Have Rental Property?
As I’ve mentioned before, one really good week is often followed by a drop in performance, just by the law of averages. In this case, averages helped along by having to work a doctor’s appointment and the first draft of my 1040 into my schedule (plus a side project). Despite which I’m pretty pleased (and also pleased that I can actually get the taxes done—I’d worried they might prove too complicated as I’d be filing for two).
•I finished my 5,000 words of Let No Man Put Asunder for this month.
•I redrafted Affairs of Honor and I’m really pleased with it. I’ll do another draft this month for details (description, 1790 fashions, etc.) then probably print it out for reading aloud next month.
•I got most of a rewrite of The End of the World on the Cutting Room Floor (I do prefer that as a title to Mise-en-Scene) and I think I’ve gotten most of the bugs out regarding the central section with the cult. I hope to show it to the writing group soon.
•My article for Brass got accepted. I’ll let you know when it appears. I was quite pleased that my first attempt met with ready acceptance.
•I sent off one article query and drafted another to go out next week. I have another query that’s drawn definite interest, but nailing down the time-frame is a challenge (we need to find a particular event we can tie it to).
And that pretty much covered it. Not as much as I’d anticipated, but not sluggardly either.
Oh, plus my Demand Media stuff:
•Can an IRA Be Seized in New Jersey?
•What Does FHA Approved Mean?
•Tax Deductions for Pilots
•Do You Pay Employees for a Company Party?
•What Expenses Can an Executor Take for Estate Tax?
•Can Someone Collect Survivors’ Benefits From Their Grandparents?
•Does Your Insurance Cover Bridgework?
•Can I Do a Charitable Rollover From an Inherited IRA?
•Does Loan Money Have to Be Claimed as Taxable Income?
•Is the IRA Distribution Subject to EIT?
•How Does Saving Money Help Reduce Our National Debt?
•What Are Temporary Disability Benefits?
•Are Property Taxes Due at the Closing on a Home?
•Can You Deduct the Difference From Rent to Mortgage Payments for a Rental Property?
•Can Two Unmarried People Split Daycare Tax Deductions?
•The Differences Between a Firewall and an Intrusion Detection System
•What Does “Cleared to Close” Mean on a Mortgage?
•What Is the Legal Basis for a Non-Compete Contract Being Violated?
•Is a Moral Obligation a Legal Contract?
•How to Determine Primary & Secondary Health Insurance Coverage
•Explain the Cost Basis of an IRA