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Drus Views Too Drucilla Smith

Bill Purcell Hopes to Attract 35,000 More Residents to Downtown

WOW!: Bill Purcell, who once wowed Metro Nashville as mayor (1999-2007), was the Green Hills Rotary 2017 “Wow Speaker” last week. Purcell called the 1950’s redevelopment of downtown the “worst…

Taxing Matters Jim Wilson CPA

Is It Deductible? Seriously?!

Kelly Phillips Erb recently wrote an article in Forbes Magazine where she listed several “tax deductions” that people think may pass approval of IRS. But, no such luck. I too…

Metro State Commentary Horrace Johns

Affordable Care Act Nears Its End

Obamacare, in its present form, is about to run its course. Either Republicans will repeal and replace it or it will collapse under its own weight. Its health insurance markets…

Taxing Matters Jim Wilson CPA

Choose Your Tax Preparer Wisely

According to the IRS Tax Tip 2017-05, January 30, 2017, “Taxpayers should choose their tax return preparer wisely – with good reason. Taxpayers are responsible for all the information on…

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History is Alive at Fourth Avenue and Oak Street

I was born in Nashville, and have always known about the existence of Nashville’s Old City Cemetery.  It was not until the 1950’s that I became even more interested in…

Larrys Home Page Lawrence M Lipman

Drone Technology: Transforming Residential Real Estate

To stay current with modern-day trends, the real estate industry is adopting drone technology as a unique digital marketing strategy. Drones are small, unmanned aircrafts typically controlled from the ground…

Taxing Matters Jim Wilson CPA

No Phishing!

WASHINGTON (February 3, 2017) – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry issued an urgent alert today to all employers that the Form W-2 email phishing…

Drus Views Too Drucilla Smith

Political News Coverage from the Experts and Upcoming Plant Sales

PolitiFact: Bill Adair, founder of the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact website spoke recently at Vanderbilt’s First Amendment Center. His talk is the first in a planned series of talks honoring the…

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Dropping the Other Shoe, More on the Future of America

Last week I wrote some discouraging words about the future of America. My words echoed the forecast given by Harry Dent, a well known economist. I do not know Mr….


How Much Do You Know About One-Cent Savings Bank and Trust Company?

On November 5, 1903, several members of Nashville’s Negro Business League and business community gathered in a meeting to consider the organization of a new bank. Present at that meeting…