broadcast for the fourth week of February (02/26). Subject Line: Powder With a Chance of Tax Breaks This time of year, most Americans living in the northern half of the country are dreaming of sunshine. But there’s a heartier, usually affluent breed that can’t get enough snow. In Vermont, at resorts like Killington and Stowe,… Read More

For the third week of February (02/19). Subject Line: If Only They Had An Oscar For This! Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, who died last this month, played nearly every role in his career: actor, director, producer, and writer. He was born before the first “talkie” hit theaters. He grew up one of seven children in… Read More

Would You Take This Betts? Sportsball fans who already miss NFL action have just weeks to wait until baseball throws out the first pitch on March 26. While the Astros cheating scandal dominates baseball news, teams across the league are furiously shuffling rosters in hopes of coming up with the winning lineup. 100 years ago,… Read More

broadcast for the first week of February (02/05). Subject Line: “I’d Trade It All for A Little More” The French newspaper Le Monde called it “the robbery of the century.” So what was it? A Mission Impossible-style crew of balaclava-wearing acrobats bypassing sophisticated alarms to burgle a museum or gallery? Or maybe it looked like one of those… Read More

Here’s the Networker broadcast for the final week of January (1/29). Subject Line: Careful What You Wish For It’s 2020, and yet in today’s Disneyfied America, little girls still dream of becoming princesses. Really, what’s not to like about it? You get all the pomp and circumstance of the royal court without the inconvenient stress of… Read More

Subject: “Retirement is Not in My Vocabulary” Here’s the Networker broadcast for the fourth week of January (1/22). broadcast for the fourth week of January (1/22). Subject Line: “Retirement is Not in My Vocabulary” Most people who were born on January 17, 1922, have long since passed away. Of those who are still alive, few are still… Read More

for the third week of January (1/15). Subject Line: Look What’s Hiding Here Everyone understands the concept of a “tax haven” — a delightfully sunny island somewhere in the subtropics, or a cozy European duchy tucked away on a scenic Alpine lake. Perhaps the global rich who take advantage of these safe deposit boxes just… Read More

Subject Line: War is Hell. Taxes, Too. Moviegoers the past few years could be forgiven for thinking comic books had taken over Hollywood. So much of the “sophisticated adult drama” that grownups used to see in theaters has migrated to streaming video, that it seems suburban multiplexes are reserved for Batman, Superman, and their cape-wearing cronies.… Read More

for the first week of January (1/1). Subject Line: We’re From the IRS and We’re Here to Help Holiday season is drawing to a close, and we hope your celebration was exactly what you hoped for, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Toyotathon. But now it’s time to begin anew, with a new year… Read More

Subject Line: The Twelve Days of Taxmas Every year, PNC Bank publishes their “Christmas Price Index” to track the cost of the Twelve Days of Christmas. For 2019, it’s a hefty $38,994. (And you thought your holiday spending was out of control!) The index may not be completely accurate — for example, the ten lords-a-leaping are valued using the cost of… Read More