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Go to “free tax USA” to file electronically a zero income for 2019. They will fill out your state returns let it but just click remove at the end. They will file to the IRS electronically for free. Then go to eftps.gov to enter your checking account number into the IRS system so they have the info on file so they have… Read more
Evidently, disabled people living on the minimal fixed-income that is Social Security Disability, and thus don’t file annual tax returns, will now have to file a return in order to receive a check (direct deposit). Way to inconvenience those who’ve got the worst circumstances already. Read more
Honestly I found this documentary too sad to be entertaining. Netflix is selling it as some sort of bonkers wacky adventure with colorful characters and crazy twists, but it’s really just a depressing glimpse into the lives of people with unaddressed issues of abuse/abusers, poverty, and drug addiction.
So, in a very TLDR way, the idea is that “rent” as a function, especially residential rent, is a MASSIVE reason why income inequality exists. The idea that homes are made not to be sold, owned and lived in by someone earning equity and wealth for themselves, but to instead be used as a perpetual income engine is… Read more
Years ago, some very kind person paid my rent directly to my landlord’s office and left $500 cash in an envelope on the windshield of my car, anonymously, 2 weeks before Christmas. I’ve never been more thankful for anything in my entire life. I quite literally fell down to my knees and cried happy tears. I’m crying… Read more
I got really sick in my 20s and it was showing all signs of being cancer. I didn’t have health insurance (pre-ACA recent college graduate) so I applied to my state’s low-income health care coverage. I was working as a waitress at the time so my reported income was juuuuuust low enough for me to qualify but it was… Read more
Not me but something my mother did:
I lived in a remote spot of California growing up. One day on the way to school, we saw the neighbor who lived in the “weird” house walking to town with a suitcase, her dog, and a puffy, red face. Without hesitation, my mom whipped the car over, sternly said “Keep walking, I’m coming… Read more
I will tell you the kindest thing I’ve ever done for a stranger: I said the angelus in the middle of a coffee shop with him. This guy was old and obviously lonely and I wasn’t Catholic anymore, but he said how much he missed it, and he asked if I’d do it with him. The people in that coffee shop looked at us like we… Read more
A few weeks ago, my husband and I were on vacation in the USVI. It was our last day and we found out that our flight was delayed so we hung around by the ferry dock to get a bite to eat rather than rush to the tiny airport to just sit there. What we didn’t realize was that we had been on the last ferry of the day, so… Read more