Finances

And Now You Are One

September 26, 2010

Thing 1 and Thing 2 once again played the role of cutest flower girls in the world at a family member’s wedding. It has been a few years since my nuptials with Hot Mama, so I began to seriously question the state of marriage ceremonies these days when the priest advised the group at the […]

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The iPad as a Laptop Replacement

August 1, 2010

I bought an iPad two weeks ago. I had been considering the purchase since the product was announced and did a fair amount of research on the product so that I would know what I was getting. Plus I already have an iPhone so I am very familiar with the interface, and so are my […]

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Steinbrenner family might face tax battle

July 15, 2010

ESPN, the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports, posted an article titled Family of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner might face tax battle – ESPN New York. As my loyal reader(s) may recall, this is something I touched on a few months ago in a short post which was cleverly titled: Certainties: Death – Yes, […]

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Certainties: Death – Yes, Taxes – Probably, Death Taxes – Depends

April 2, 2010

I met with a couple yesterday for some preliminary information on estate planning and once again I had to explain that things are not very clear at the moment regarding estate taxes. In 2009, the federal estate tax exemption was $3.5 million with a 45% tax rate. In 2010 there is an unlimited exemption as […]

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Why Fat Daddy, Esq?

July 6, 2009

I’m an attorney, I’m a dad, and, as my four year old often reminds me, I’m fat. I have been married to my beautiful wife (hereinafter “Hot Mama”) for eight years and I am the proud father of two little girls, ages four and two (hereinafter “Thing 1″ and “Thing 2″ respectively). I have been […]

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