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Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

The Volatile Nature Of Tax Audits

As I drove to the office today, I heard an advertisement on the radio that I would brand as dubious.  The announcer was talking about how “most people” live in…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Memorial Day Speech

The following is part of a Memorial Day speech that I gave several years ago at the state veterans cemetery on McCrory Lane.  I think these words bear repeating as…

Hillsboro High School Coach Maurice Fitzgerald greeted Green Hills Rotarian Becky Sharpe.

New Hillsboro High School Coach seeks to instill values in youth

Meet Coach Fitzgerald:  New Hillsboro Coach Maurice Fitzgerald instills more than football moves in young men.  He instills values such a how to be a good father, a good son…

Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

Beware: Scams Abound

There is a sentence in the Bible (Matthew 6:34) that says, “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”  The scene is the discussion of what concerns most of us. …

Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

Social Security: What You Do Not Know Can Be Disastrous

Perhaps it is my age, 70, that makes me so cognizant of Social Security benefits (SSA).  Or maybe, it is because some of my schoolmates and close life-long friends are…

State Rep. Bo Mitchell (L) looks on as House Democratic Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh     (center) speaks at Nashville's progressive L Club. Political powerbroker Bill Freeman (R) introduced Fitzhugh, urging him to announce his 2018 run for governor.

2018 state-wide races attract new candidates; Alan Shuptrine exhibit opens

Gov. Fitzhugh:  Influential Democrat Bill Freeman has picked House Democratic Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh for governor in 2018 — should Fitzhugh decide to run. Fitzhugh won the Davidson Democrats’ Jackson…

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Launching business careers, Old Hollywood fundraiser

Launching business careers, Old Hollywood fundraiser Launching Careers: Tired of your adult kids “finding themselves” while still living in your basement? Has Profes- sor Bart Liddle got the program for…

Larrys Home Page Lawrence M Lipman

Brighten the Bathroom

Like the kitchen, bathrooms are driving factors in the sale of a home. Buyers want a spa-like room that is fresh, spacious and reminds them of their recent stay at…

Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

Business or Hobby? It depends.

What is the difference between a business and a hobby?  Sometimes, it is very difficult to make the judgment. IRS Publication 575 defines the difference. Millions of people enjoy hobbies…

(l-r) Master of Ceremonies John Young with TNRHoF inductee Lin Folk and directors Paul Tinkle and Chip Chapman.

Broadcaster Lin Folk Inducted into Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame

Radio Hall of Fame: Lin Folk was among the first voices heard in the ’60s when WPLN-FM, Nashville’s public radio station, went on the air. Folk, who recently celebrated her…