Archive for the Miscellaneous Category

Filing Federal Tax for Free

I’m not looking forward to doing my taxes this year as I suspect I might owe money. Nonetheless, when I finally get around to doing so, I plan to go through the irs.gov Internet site and use TurboTax for free. I’ve used the online version of TurboTax for years and so it’s good to know that I can save my $30 this year compliments of the IRS.

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HIV/AIDS & Black Women

Whether we want to admit it or not, AIDS is a disease that affects all of us. Moreover, what is scary to me is the fact that African American women represent the fastest growing group of individuals infected with HIV in the United States. This is illustrated below in the statistics provided by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention. Therefore, to everyone out there, especially African American women, PLEASE (pretty please) protect yourselves. If you are going to engage in sexual relations, make sure that you and your partner get tested before you decide not to use condoms. In […]

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AnnualCreditReport.com

Some time ago, Congress passed a law mandating that all nationwide consumer credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) provide annually a copy of our credit report for free. Those in the western part of the county can now take part in that service by going to annualcreditreport.com. Those like me in the Midwest have to wait until next March. If you are in the South, you have to wait until next June and if you are in the East, you have to wait until next September. It sucks that people have to wait, but I suppose they are trying […]

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Give 3 Cans, Get A Sandwich

A notice for anyone in Chicago who wants to help reduce hunger while getting themselves a Potbelly sandwich which I hear is quite delicious. This holiday season, Potbelly is joining with America’s Second Harvest and their local member food banks to help reduce hunger in our communities. So get your friends together and each bring in at least 3 non-perishable food items to receive a FREE sandwich on Tuesday, November 23. Limit one free sandwich per person and all of our stores will be taking part in this day except for Midway Airport and 520 N. Michigan, Chicago, Illinois. The […]

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Eewww

I leave my house around noonish for my bi-annual visit to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned. While waiting at the elevator, I hear moans coming from my 50something neighbors’ apartment. I am there waiting long enough to figure out that they are watching some sort of porn video. I want to knock on their door and tell them to turn it down, but thinking they would be too embarrassed. Now I’ll never be able to look at this couple in the same light.

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