Posts Tagged ‘advice’

The SF Opera, Symphony, and Ballet Team Up to Offer Estate Planning Advice for LGBT Couples on June 5th

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Well, Gentle Reader, you’re richer, older, and wiser than I, so I won’t spell out who’s doing what for why.

I think this might be good for you:

 

 

Deb L. Kinney explains what you need to know post Windsor and DOMA

Estate planning for the LGBT community has always been complicated. With changes in the law since the seminal case of The United States v. Windsor, same-sex couples are afforded most federal recognition, but are there simpler plans? How does or would marriage change your estate plan or your income, estate and property tax issues? Does it matter if you move from California or have income or assets in other states?

Deb L. Kinney from Johnston Kinney and Zulaica LLP will lead a lively seminar and discussion on the various changes in the law since Windsor was decided. Specifically Deb will talk about estate planning and whether you want one trust or two, social security benefits and how to take advantage of lifetime and death benefits, the importance of properly titling and/or retitling real property and other assets, Medicare benefits, pre-nuptial agreements, deferred tax retirement accounts, and charitable giving.

Join us on June 5th from 6pm to 8pm at the Chris Hellman Center for Dance, 455 Franklin Street, San Francisco. For more information about this event, please contact San Francisco Ballet Planned Giving Manager Elizabeth Lani at 415.865.6623 orelani@sfballet.org.

This event is jointly hosted by:

(And let me just say that New College of the Law is what you make of it, or rather, was what you made of it since it’s defunct now. Some, like infamous non-attorney “Ivory Madison,” want to use it to make boasts about being “trained as an attorney,” whilst others, you know, graduated, passed the bar and developed a specialty – which do you think is more upworthy, just saying.)

A Tip for Toyota Prius Drivers: Turn Your Headlights On at Night – Or Just Leave Them On All the Time, Your Choice

Monday, October 11th, 2010

I’ll tell you, the reason why the LORD hasn’t smited all you bay area Toyota Prius drivers yet is because about fifty of you actually know how to drive, and, you know, actually pay attention to the task at hand. But as for the rest of you:  

“Looking at moving violations, Quality Planning found that Toyota Prius drivers get 0.38 violations per 100,000 miles driven, compared to an average of 0.23″

Nicht gut.

Now, there are reasons why drivers of Toyota Prius Hybrids don’t seem to be able to turn their headlights on at night the way other people do.* But those reasons aren’t important.

What is important is that you either:

 1. Take note of when the air changes color and then turn on your headlights when things start to turn black (Il metodo della Vecchia Scuola); 0r

2. Just leave your damn headlights on all the time.

Your choice. Just get-r-done.

Yet another Toyota Prius out at night without lights:

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So, I don’t want to hear any more complaining about how you don’t know which pedal to push, or you don’t know how to turn off the engine on your car, or how your HID headlights break all the time and they cost $1200 to fix. No no, the biggest problem you have, the biggest threat to your life when you’re behind the wheel of your Prius is you yourself.

Let’s keep that in s’perpective….

*And I’ll freely admit that Toyota is partially at fault for overestimating the abilities of its customers…