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04/07/12
Watch-outs. 35. Taxes on mutual funds, Travel tips and Long term care
Filed under: Position Searching, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 8:47 am

This week’s WSJ had a gaggle of
terrific, helpful articles.  One provided
commentary on tax issues of investments.
Another offered travel tips that I have
put into my idea notebook.  A third
gives a bigger picture of long term
care insurance.

Each of these seem compelling to me.
Hope they are for you.

TAX IMPLICATIONS OF MUTUAL FUNDS
SOURCE:  R. L. Ensign, WSJ 4-5-12  Tax
Pitfalls for Fund investors

While most of our long term funds are in
tax deferred or tax free accounts, short
term funds need to be thoughtfully deployed.
This article reminds us of those.  More
helpful are two other pointers concerning
new reporting regulations on purchases
after 1-1-12 and that we need to pay
attention to how tax regulations are
changing, before Congress now.

MINIMIZE HASSLES WHEN TRAVELING
SOURCE:  S. McCartney, WSJ 4-5-12, Travel
Tips from readers

Several powerful travel tips listed–
use your cellphone to take a picture of
your hotel room number and parking location,
bring an insulated, soft cooler bag with a
power strip to power all your devices,
pack wet wipes in your carry on and
your home key ring inside our carry
on, and
wear a front-zip hoodie for “red
eye flights.”

LON TERM CARE INSURANCE
SOURCE:  K. Greene, WSJ, 4-7-2012, p. B5
Why long term care insurance is a must

Premiums, Kelly writes, are influenced by
age, health, the daily benefit, length of
coverage and inflation protection.  The
article says: get what is affordable, but
rates increase, insurers are picky and there
are other alternatives. 
I liked the hybrid alternative discussion.

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Future Trends in Technical Careers. Sadoway TED Talk
Filed under: Position Searching, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 7:28 am

Now, I researched advanced batteries development
some years ago and I was intrigued by the title
of Don Sadoway’s TED talk, The missing link
to renewable energy
.  The battery.

Don is right on.  To me, it has always been
a strong interest and a compelling problem. 
The way he tells the story alone is worth viewing.

While I have many questions about his design
and how he manages material of construction
and electrical problems, I love the “shot glass”
and “hockey puck” and “bistro table”.

 

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