Hope and Humor ‘zine: Money, money, money

April 17th, 2017 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized

In this issue, my creative plan to eliminate income taxes and reduce the national debt, plus a look at freelancing, which offers no financial benefits, but a world of non-taxable blessings. Enjoy!

My plan to eliminate income taxes

If you’re one of the thousands of taxpayers who are frantically trying to complete your Form 1040 before tomorrow night’s midnight deadline, here’s some helpful advice. Quit reading this column! Get to your local post office for the fifteen different forms you’ll need to send your checking account balance to Washington. Simpler yet, just send them your checkbook. [Continue reading]

Top ten ways to reduce national debt

I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, “Top Ten Ways To Reduce the National Debt.”

10. Sponsor a national garage sale (Do we really need two Dakotas?)

9. Make Chuck-E-Cheese tokens legal tender

8. Turn Blair House into an upscale bed and breakfast

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Freelancing offers freedom ‘real job’ can’t

As a freelance author, editor and speaker, I haven’t had a “real job” since 1982. That also means I haven’t had a regular paycheck, health insurance, pension, or paid vacation. But before you think I’m sending out invitations to a pity party, let me assure you that it’s been worth the white-knuckle trust that bills will get paid and the sleepless nights when there’s no paying work the next day—like right now. So, I’m writing this to assure myself that: [Continue reading]

Previous issues, legal stuff . . .

20th anniversary issue (04.01.17)
Writing issue VII (03.23.17)
Easter issue (03.01.17)
The Oscars issue with “Evil Jim” (02.26.17)
Sexual identity issue (02.15.17)
Love, marriage, sex issue (02.01.17)
Inaugural issue (01.15.17)

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