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Shopping for Last Minute Tax Breaks

It wouldn’t be Christmas without lights on Main Street, cookies for Santa, packages from Amazon. And what’s Christmas without year-end tax legislation? Never to disappoint, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention Act (TIPA) on December 19. For the most part TIPA is nothing new, and in fact the “extenders” […]

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Pig Oxfam

Gifts that Give Back

Folks have been lamenting the commercialization of the holiday season for years, but the outcry this year about shopping on Thanksgiving indicates a rebellion of sorts. Christmas decorations pop up in stores in September; relentless television advertising pushes consumers to empty wallets for a “perfect” holiday; the irony of rushing around buying gifts right up […]

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Pocono Alliance Events

Help Give Poverty the Boot

Have you heard of Pocono Alliance?  If you don’t know who they are, you should find out.  These folks know how to make things happen in our community! And they’ve got something big in the works- Monroe County’s first all-inclusive playground, Crossing Abilities.  It’s located in Mountainview Park in Tannersville, and is scheduled to be […]

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Me Fish!

Got crowds? Get funds

They say necessity is the mother of invention; I’d add that a tough economy is the mother for resourcefulness. While many startups and organizations are having trouble raising capital or borrowing funds, others are taking it upon themselves to get the job done. As an example, two guys I follow on Facebook — Christian singer […]

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Salvation Army

More than Red Kettles and Tax Deductions

What do you think of when you think of the Salvation Army?  Until recently, I thought about their famous red kettles and the place where I donated clothes to get my year end tax deduction.  This September though, I had the privilege of visiting the Salvation Army’s Eastern Territorial Headquarters and hearing about the variety […]

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