Six years ago, Michael Back parked his car before attending a meeting, just like he done many times before. Although he paid for parking, his time expired before he was able to slip out and top up the meter, and so he returned to find a ticket on the windshield of his car.Parking tickets are a fact of life in most cities. All had our $60 Starbucks, Back said.More than two million parking tickets were issued in Toronto in 2018, with fines topping $100 million, according to the city data, while 456,287 tickets were issued in 2019 and 398,095 in Calgary in 2018.But after this particular ticket, Back whose background was in the electronic payments industry got to thinking there should be a better way.Embracing the enemy: Canadian banks partnering with fintech firms after once seeing them as rivalsFollow this advice if you want to avoid a business partnership that crashes and burnsWhy bootstrapping just may be your company’s best (if not only) betbusiness of parking has not always been customer friendly, he said.
The more a narcissist picks up on thoughtful nature and sense of fairness, the more effective his use of half truths, falsehoods, and gaslighting. It is a pathological form of lying, a thought control tactic that is scientifically proven to get into another mind. It is designed to a victim to increasingly silence herself and feel her own needs, wants, voice have no relevance, feel invisible.
Back when my kids were in Girl Scouts, there was a merit badge for introduction to computer science. Of course, this was well before the era of Face Book or any other ‘social media’ platform. Computers were used for work, not play. “Not only does it cost to do anything like that, as you need to reprint all menus, change tills and websites, but the customer wouldn’t know what’s happening if you changed prices constantly. Plus if you kept putting prices up you would very quickly run out of customers anyway. Nobody wants to increase their prices.”.
A pilot program this year tested Chinese students in different cities and included them separately in the rankings. “Shanghai China” outperformed all other global participants in an average of the three areas of evaluation (math, science, and reading). South Korea (2), Hong Kong China (4), Singapore (5), and Japan (8) also placed in the the top 10.
Based on what we have now, that would be each of us earning $22k per person and $28k coming from 2% of our net worth).To prep for that, we have to start backdoor conversions at $28k/year now. My concern is the tax rate those conversions would hit us with (We bring in $130k/year, married filing jointly, 2 dependent kids). Is that just what people do when they prep suck it up and pay the higher tax rate?Second question I been with Vanguard for 20+ years.