by Michael August 16, 2018 Business Agent

You could not be blamed for thinking that if you are self-employed with no employees you have no requirements to report to the California Employment Department. And this was true up until this year. [Larger employees had to do what I am outlining beginning in 2017]. However, a new law in 2018 requires that if […]

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by Michael June 25, 2018 Medicare

If a person lives in California, there is a provision to change your Medicare Supplement in the month of your birthday … without having to answer health questions. Why would a person do this? Every company offers plans that are duplicated by other companies. But they are not priced the same. So one reason is […]

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by Michael March 7, 2018 health insurance

Security is on the minds of most people today, and with good reason. We Insurance Agents go to great lengths to protect the personal information of our clients that we require in order to perform the service we provide. However, for years, much of our work was undone by the indiscriminate sharing of Social Security Numbers […]

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by SmithorJones August 16, 2016 Around the House
Thumbnail image for Jammin…

So, it’s summertime here in California, USA.  And that means there’s fruit and vegetables aplenty.  This little house we moved in to a couple of years ago has a few Pluot trees – a hybrid fruit made by crossing plums and apricots – and then apparently they’ve refined that with other stone-fruit crosses.  I’m not […]

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by SmithorJones May 7, 2016 JonesGirl
Springtime 2016

Well, it’s been a while, heh?  (We’ve even moved to a different house since the last post.  Not far, but it was still a M O V E – not fun!)  We had lots of help from our friends though, and it wasn’t as terrible as it could have been.  We got a little place […]

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by SmithorJones January 24, 2013 Life
Gus

A little known fact about us Pugs is we haz responsibilities to our hoomins.   I’m mostly in charge of the Mayle Hoomin. I keep him alert by shadowing him closely in the kitchen. He has to make sure he doesn’t trip over me, and I stay real close in case he drops cheese or […]

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by SmithorJones December 24, 2012 Family
bow tie and boutonneire

Smitty conducted a wedding this summer. It was his first wedding, and he did a fine job. I made him a bow tie to match the colors the wedding party was wearing (bridesmaids were in plum), and the bride had a boutonniere made for him that matched perfectly. I know – it’s late December and […]

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