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My kids and my husband were off to do something fun, and I readily admit, I wanted to go and share their afternoon with them. I wanted to be with those I love, have some fun, and see and hear about what they were enjoying.

However, somewhere in my brain, and perhaps my heart, I knew I had work to do and I also knew I needed to get it done while I was fresh and alert. At the end of a tiring and busy day, my writing would suffer.

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Q. A credit card company is suing me. If it wins, what can it do? Can it take the money I have in the bank or my IRA? Can it put a lien on my house? I am worried about what will happen next.

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Almost all newer laptop computers as well as tablets, smart phones, video game consoles and home entertainment systems utilize WiFi as a primary or secondary method of connecting to the Internet or some other network. According to published reports from several sources, the majority of home Internet users have some form of WiFi in their homes, and WiFi is very commonly used in business, commercial and academic environments.

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Recently, prompted by a Republican rant about how America’s economy and the world would be better off if we would only get government off the backs of corporations, I engaged in a sometimes dangerous exercise. I started thinking about it. Almost every speech Mitt Romney or his surrogates make contains the same philosophy. They talk about how, if we simply gave tax breaks to corporations and rich people, and did away with the oppressive regulations, we would free up the job creators to produce untold numbers of jobs, and we would all once again be prosperous, rolling in dough.

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Q. I just inherited some money from my father’s estate. I was wondering how much I should put aside to pay my inheritance tax.

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