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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2006, 03:42:44 PM »
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Its from the Bush Tax-cut that got passed 2 years ago.  In a nutshell you get money from the government if you make less then a certain amount (about 12k for single students I believe).

Earned Income Tax Credit is much older than 2 years. It was most recently amended 4 years ago, in fact. According to wikipedia (if you believe the world's most reference missing database of knowledge, and in this case, I don't really see a reason not to) it was first enacted in 1975 in fact.

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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2006, 03:44:25 PM »
Actually, the EIC is from at least back in Clinton's day, because I got it when I was still in Utah. Or... that *might* have been right after Bush was elected, but I'm pretty sure it was right about the transition time. At any rate, it's been around for a while, because I haven't been able to qualify for it for years. The last time I made under $10,000--which is what you have to make as a single person over 25 to qualify, or at least it was back then--was the year 2000.
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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2006, 03:55:49 PM »
ahh that's right, he just raised the amount you could make and still get it.
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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2006, 06:21:23 PM »
What about if you make more than the required amount, but you get your tax cuts (because you buy things for your biz, say a computer? Or road trips?)...that's what I had to do to get more money back. Once again, I don't know how it works. My dad is the accountant.
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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2006, 12:00:56 AM »
I just had a strange dream where Italy declared war on the US over GuitarBabe's username because there was a GuitarBabe in Italy too and I guess for some reason they decided they can only be one person with that nickname on the internet.
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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2006, 02:05:28 AM »
LOL, so, I'm your dream girl now? Alright!!!

Well, all I can say is that it's a good thing I'm bagpipe babe for the month. Anything to avoid war, right? But after this I'm going back to my old ways...war or no!


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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2006, 09:25:02 AM »
It's not like a war declared by Italy on the US would last long or have many ill effects for the US.

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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2006, 03:09:28 PM »
Not true.  If they cut off our pizza supply, our nation would be devastated.
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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2006, 03:31:31 PM »
I don't think that Pizza Hut or DOminos have anything to do with Italy. Not tasting very italian as they don't.

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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2006, 08:30:24 PM »
Okay, here's another one (I'm writing this in between cleaning for our cleaning checks...oh dash everything, I left that cleaner on WAY too long).

Anyway, here it is (and I'm not denying that this will be controversial): Marry well.

Ha ha, I'm not married, so I can't swear by it, but all my married friends tell me to marry a geek (I know some of you have heard me say it). Apparently my friends married geeks, and they never have to touch the computer ever. Their kids are smarter, and blah, blah, blah.

However, I'll probably have to marry a lawyer. Let's face it, I'm a little accident/ trouble prone, and the way things go for me, I'll be needing to save on the legal bills.
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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2006, 09:02:01 PM »
My coworker (whose wife just bore their sixth child--they're Catholic) jokes that he insists that each of his children go into a different profession. One should be a doctor, another a lawyer, another a mechanic, another in computers, and so forth, so that all their needs will be met through the family and they'll never have to pay for another service again. :)
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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2006, 11:38:27 PM »
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Anyway, here it is (and I'm not denying that this will be controversial): Marry well.

Heh. Got that covered. Except that being married to a doctor since before he entered medical school ... well ... it's a looooong road and, trust me, you aren't well off for a long time.
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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2006, 01:58:21 PM »
My parents actually did fairly well with the children in various professions angle.

Geek
Interior Design
Mechanic
Psychologist
Engineer
Undecided - he's on a mission right now and not thinking about what else he wants to be when he grows up.

BTW...since we've talked about pizza in this thread.

Cheap Pizza Recipe
Here are amounts and approximate cost.  This makes enough for 8 sizeable pieces.

1 loaf french bread - 0.89
2 cans tomato sauce - 0.20
Italian spices/salt/pepper - 0.10
1 cup shredded cheese - 0.75
Half a can olives - 0.33
Pepporoni - 1.25

Directions:  Cut loaf of french bread in half lengthwise.  You should now have two log pieces of bread.  Place on cookie sheet.  Set the oven to Broil.  Place cookie sheet and bread into oven and broil until just slightly brown.  If you like a chewier pizza skip this broiling step.  Remove from oven.

In a small saucepan combine tomato sauce and italian spices.  I use Italian Seasoning, Oregano, salt, pepper and a little bit of sugar.  Bring to warm and spice to taste.

Spoon sauce onto cut and broiled French bread.  Get it all the way to the edges.  Layer other toppings over sauce until you have your desired pizza.

Place pizzas in oven, preheated to 350.  Bake until cheese melts and the whole thing is warm through, about 10-15 minutes.  Keep an eye on it.

Remove from oven, slice into pieces, eat.  If still hungry, lather, rinse, repeat.

The more toppings you put on the more expensive it can become, but pretty much you can get a basic 8 pieces of pizza, hot and ready, for about $3.50.
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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2006, 03:32:48 PM »
Man, this forum is like communicating with buckshot.
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Re: Starving Artist Guide
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2006, 04:20:49 PM »
That brings up unpleasant images of Dick Cheney and quail hunting.