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American Crime Story Season 1
American Crime Story Season 1
Price: $16.99

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars deals with the racial aspects of the case in a way that respects both sids of the black/white divide., February 2, 2016
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Definitely takes a few liberties with the facts, but the acting is first rate, and I think it deals with the racial aspects of the case in a way that respects both sides of the black/white divide that so starkly surrounded this tragic case.


Quicken Willmaker Plus 2016 Edition: Book & Software Kit
Quicken Willmaker Plus 2016 Edition: Book & Software Kit
by Editors of Nolo
Edition: Paperback
Price: $38.75
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's What You Don't Know That's the Problem..., January 29, 2016
I was hoping this would be close to the level of sophistication one finds in Intuit's excellent TurboTax and QuickBooks. If your estate situation is at all complex (such as: high net worth, life insurance, younger or special needs children, divorce, high state death taxes, significant IRA assets), this isn't for you. It's more like a good MS-Word template. If you have a very simple estate and more or less know what you are doing, this is definitely better than not having a will at all. However, the real risk in DIY estate planning isn't what you know, it's what you don't know. (eg., if you inherit Mom or Dad's IRA, as a non-spouse IRA beneficiary, you can only do a trustee-trustee rollover -- otherwise, it's taxable immediately.) Unlike TurboTax, this doesn't prompt you with a series of questions that might warn you of tricky situations and possible traps. Although it comes with a pretty good (but hardly definitive) guide in written form, it would have been helpful if the advice in the guide had been integrated into the Q&A of the program. That's why I can only give this 3 stars, even accepting it wasn't designed for more complex situations.


Quicken WillMaker Plus 2016
Quicken WillMaker Plus 2016
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Price: $53.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Do you know what you don't know?, January 25, 2016
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I was hoping this would be close to the level of sophistication one finds in Intuit's excellent TurboTax and QuickBooks. If your estate situation is at all complex (such as: high net worth, life insurance, younger or special needs children, divorce, high state death taxes, significant IRA assets), this isn't for you. It's more like a good MS-Word template. If you have a very simple estate and more or less know what you are doing, this is definitely better than not having a will at all. However, the real risk in DIY estate planning isn't what you know, it's what you don't know. (eg., if you inherit Mom or Dad's IRA, as a non-spouse IRA beneficiary, you can only do a trustee-trustee rollover -- otherwise, it's taxable immediately.) Unlike TurboTax, this doesn't prompt you with a series of questions that might warn you of tricky situations and possible traps. Although it comes with a pretty good (but hardly definitive) guide in pdf form, it would have been helpful if the advice in the guide had been integrated into the Q&A of the program. That's why I can only give this 3 stars, even accepting it wasn't designed for more complex situations.


Seagate Laptop Thin 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 6 GB/s 32 MB Cache 2.5 Inch Hard Disk Drive (ST500LM021)
Seagate Laptop Thin 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 6 GB/s 32 MB Cache 2.5 Inch Hard Disk Drive (ST500LM021)
Offered by Computer Upgrade King
Price: $39.73
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a little thinner..., January 25, 2016
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I bought this to replace a bad HD in my 16-inch screen Toshiba Satellite laptop. I was a little concerned about it getting jarred loose at first, as this is definitely a little thinner than the Toshiba OEM drive it was replacing. However, it does seem to be staying in place just fine, no issues, no worrisome rattles.


J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2016: Your Complete Guide to Everything Deductible
J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2016: Your Complete Guide to Everything Deductible
Price: $11.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Useful -- but Flawed -- Guide to Your Taxes, January 21, 2016
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This books is useful, but it did not leave me feeling that I could truly rely on it, due to some glaring errors I encountered in areas that I am well-familiar with. It will alert you to potential deductions -- that is the good part. The bad part is that significant limitations and qualifications attached to some of these deductions (eg., long term care insurance; IRD - income in respect to a decedent/inherited IRAs; bond premium) are not clearly noted or explained, and are in some cases overlooked.. Not usually, I will add, but often enough to be of concern. Indeed, one gets the impression that some pages have not even been proof-read, let alone reviewed by a skilled practitioner (see the box for IRD-- even the arithmetic is wrong). Lasser's flagship book, Your Income Taxes, J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2016: For Preparing Your 2015 Tax Return is thoroughly vetted, and better than many professional guides. I cannot say the same for this (although the style is more engaging). This is many ways a very good book, but because it suffers from sloppy drafting and negligence, I really think it exposes you to audit risk. Use it for ideas, but it would be unwise to rely on it solely. You would want to check anything you are unfamiliar with against thebig JK Lasser Guide, or of course, the appropriate IRS publication.


Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita
Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita
by Robert Roper
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $21.51
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As a Nabokov devotee, I found it fascinating., December 1, 2015
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Not the usual academic biography, this is an enjoyable series of literary snapshots of the great VM as he navigated himself across this vast landscape of America, drawing inspiration and perhaps a bit of sarcasm as he went. It's as much travelogue as serious scholarship, but as a Nabokov devotee, I found it fascinating.


Waiting For Winter
Waiting For Winter
by John O'Hara
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stories that resonate, December 1, 2015
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This review is from: Waiting For Winter (Hardcover)
Throughout the 1950s John O'Hara gave up the short story, sacrificing a genre that came easily to him, for the novel. a genre that, with the exception of the great Appointment in Samara, did not his gifts. However, in the early 1960s, O'Hara went back to the short story with renewed zest, as this collection shows. The true subject of these stories, like O'Hara's earlier chronicles is the gradual supplanting of the local small town elites by what now might be called the "national establishment.." What we witness in most of these stories is the human tragedy of individuals who fail to make their mark in the emerging world of national politics and business, with devastating effects on t themselves, their families, and their private lives.. Not always uplifting, the stories, but they all resonate with the truth of their time, if not always our own


Good Samaritan And Other Stories
Good Samaritan And Other Stories
by John O'Hara
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stories that resonate with the truth of their time, December 1, 2015
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Throughout the 1950s John O'Hara gave up the short story, sacrificing a genre that came easily to him, for the novel. a genre that, with the exception of the great Appointment in Samara, did not his gifts. However, in the early 1960s, O'Hara went back to the short story with renewed zest, as this collection shows. The true subject of these stories, like O'Hara's earlier chronicles is the gradual supplanting of the local small town elites by what now might be called the "national establishment.." What we witness in most of these stories is the human tragedy of individuals who fail to make their mark in the emerging world of national politics and business, with devastating effects on t themselves, their families, and their private lives.. Not always uplifting, the stories, but they all resonate with the truth of their time, if not always our own


The Time Element and Other Short Stories
The Time Element and Other Short Stories
by John O'Hara
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $14.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stories that resonate with the truth of their time, November 28, 2015
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Throughout the 1950s John O'Hara gave up the short story, sacrificing a genre that came easily to him, for the novel. a genre that, with the exception of the great Appointment in Samara, did not his gifts. However, in the early 1960s, O'Hara went back to the short story with renewed zest, as this collection shows. The true subject of these stories, like O'Hara's earlier chronicles is the gradual supplanting of the local small town elites by what now might be called the "national establishment.." What we witness in most of these stories is the human tragedy of individuals who fail to make their mark in the emerging world of national politics and business, with devastating effects on t themselves, their families, and their private lives.. Not always uplifting, the stories, but they all resonate with the truth of their time, if not always our own


Morton Action Melt Snow & Ice Melt, 12 Pound Jug
Morton Action Melt Snow & Ice Melt, 12 Pound Jug
Offered by Life and Home
Price: $10.25
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Effective, November 27, 2015
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This de-icer works very well on my concrete steps. They key is to get it down before the snow starts to fall. Often, it will melt it as it falls, but even when it doesn't. it makes the snow much easier to remove with your shovel later. It also adds a gritty traction to help prevent people from slipping on whatever ice forms..


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