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The IRS Giveth

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Tax booty

For most people here in the United States, during most of the calendar year, the Internal Revenue Service taketh away. Tax withholding, for nearly all Americans, is as automatic as pouring milk on cold cereal, or contributing to a 401k. It's practically the same thing as contributing to a 401k: you agree to give someone else money with the expectation of getting some back later on.

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A Whole Lotto Reasons to Get Certified

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Big winner?

Sometime this weekend — just before midnight on Saturday, to be precise, quite literally at the eleventh hour — the next potentially winning combination in the Powerball lottery will be announced. The current jackpot stands at roughly $435 million, with a "cash value" (whatever that means) of $273.1 million. Maybe that's the after-tax payout? Maybe it doesn't really matter to the winner? What's a quarter of a billion dollars between sweaty-palmed suckers hoping to turn a multi-tens-of-dollars investment into a multimillion-dollar American Dream?

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Don't Build Your Tech Career on a Shaky Foundation

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Shaky Foundation

Is there anyone who would argue that a foundation is not the most important part of a building? If so, then I urge you to conduct a quick Google image search on “buildings without a solid foundation.” Spoiler alert: It isn’t pretty.

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Here to Pump You Up

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Pump you up

A personal trainer works one-on-one with individuals to develop and implement a plan for each client’s self-improvement (usually in the form of physical fitness). The trainer will set goals to help motivate his or her clients, and provide constructive feedback — boosting the client’s confidence and ability to achieve the results the trainer has promised them.

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Trump Wins — What Now?

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Vote

The votes have been counted, and the results are in. Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States of America. Trump’s victory is being heralded as “the biggest upset in modern political history.” The results seem to have left every American with the same question on his or her breath: What does this mean for the country?

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