Blog September 8, 2021

Work on This

Back in the early 1880s, American workers toiled as much as 12 hours per day at the coal mine or the bobbin factory. Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, proposed a parade followed by a picnic for a demonstration of the budding labor movement’s solidarity and a […]

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Blog / Finance & Accounting September 1, 2021


FILING LATE CAN COST YOU DEARLY Many people choose to file late. But it can cost you. Six bad things can happen when you file your tax return late. (We bet there may be more.)   What’s Late? You can extend your tax return and file during the period of extension; that’s not a late-filed […]

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Blog September 1, 2021

Big Yellow Taxi

A century ago, America was “a nation of shopkeepers.” Beginning in the 1950s, we became a nation of malls. Today, we’re a nation of big-box stores. Walmart, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Home Depot have stomped their way across our landscapes like so many commercial Godzillas. In the words of the counterculture philosopher Joni […]

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Blog August 25, 2021

Tax Policy Lessons From Horseshoe Crabs

Scientists recently announced finding a fossilized horseshoe crab brain from 310 million years ago. As the New York Times reported, “Siderite, an iron carbonate mineral, accumulated rapidly around the dead creature’s body, forming a mold. With time, as the soft tissue decayed, a white-colored clay mineral called kaolinite filled the void left by the brain.” And here’s […]

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Blog August 18, 2021

Olympic Gold

The much-anticipated 2020 Tokyo Olympics have come and gone. As usual, the quadrennial celebration of sport included a few surprises. For starters, there were no spectators in the audience. Gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from several marquee events with a case of the “twisties,” which seemed a perfectly reasonable alternative to paralyzing herself in a fall. […]

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Blog August 11, 2021

Infrastructure Week

We’ve talked here a time or two about how taxes factor into every financial choice you make. Whether you’re selling a business, exercising stock options, or just treating yourself to a summer sundae at the neighborhood soft serve, you’ll find a government with its hand out. There’s no way to avoid it entirely unless you’re […]

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