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Surviving Furlough During the Government Shutdown

December 31, 2018 Brian V. Lee

The first known use of the word “furlough” dates to 1631. The word is from the Dutch word “vorloffe,” meaning “permission” or literally “for leave.” The modern non-military definition of furlough is “a period of time when an employee is [ . . . ]

Champagne Taste (On a Beer Budget) — Home Free

December 30, 2018 Brian V. Lee

The other day I checked my bank accountI could swear it was the wrong amountAnd I didn’t understand causeI’d been workin’ hardFor the life of me, I didn’t know where it wentI hadn’t even paid the rentThen the Mercedes pulled [ . . . ]

Christmas Cash — Fred Figglehorn

December 23, 2018 Brian V. Lee

You know my Mom is always getting meReally weird Christmas presentsI mean, doesn’t she know what I really want(Well you never told me!) (Cash!)Turtle necks? Thanks, but no thanks! (Cash!)I don’t want any of that stuffYou know what I’m saying [ . . . ]

Be Tough, Not Uncivil

December 10, 2018 Brian V. Lee

Litigation isn’t for the weak of heart. Opposing counsel will seek any advantage to exploit, and a case can be won or lost by small margins. But you do not need to be rude when litigating a case. You must [ . . . ]

Avoid Debt This Holiday Season

December 7, 2018 LaTashia Williams

We don’t have to incur debt every holiday. Here are some tips that will allow you to avoid debt this holiday season without later financial regret. Budget Make your budget realistic and relative to you. Excluding this factor will decrease [ . . . ]

Buy Me a Boat — Chris Janson

December 2, 2018 Jonathan Archer

I ain’t rich, but I damn sure wanna be Working like a dog all day ain’t working for me I wish I had a rich uncle that’d kick the bucket And I was sitting on a pile like Warren Buffett [ . . . ]