Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
Simple Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill — Part 2
Yesterday we took our first look at some basic, no-nonsense steps you can take to lower your tax bill. Here are a few more tips to help ensure you aren’t overpaying come tax time:
End-of-Winter Car Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Lots of Trouble
The long, hard winter can do a number on your poor car. Here are some ways you can get it back in shape for the spring and summer driving seasons.
IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams for 2014, Part 2 — False Income, Fake Charities & More
Here's round two of the 12 nastiest tax scams out there. Be aware of what the crooks will try to pull over on you!
IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ Tax Scams for 2014, Part 1 — Phishing, Identity Theft & More
Doing your taxes is unpleasant enough already, but there are also some shifty characters out there who want to make the pain even worse.
5 Ways to Improve Your Car’s Gas Mileage
Nowadays, perhaps more than ever, maximizing your car's gas mileage is vital—practically, economically and environmentally.
Winter Driving Advice — 5 Important Things You Should Know
Even though we’re already well into the winter driving season, it’s never too late to learn a little more, or get a brief refresher course on how to handle the cold season's particular difficulties.
5 Strange and Colorful Local Thanksgiving Traditions
The holidays can bring out people's stranger sides, and Thanksgiving is no exception.
5 Thanksgiving Myths Debunked — Pilgrims Didn’t Wear Buckles? (And More)
Thanksgiving, which we've been celebrating in America for centuries now, is a time of family, food and, especially, tradition. Even so, many of the stories we take as gospel about this wonderful holiday—wonderful if you’re not endlessly bickering with your relatives, that is—aren’t true at all. Myth…
5 Fun Facts About Turkeys — Yes, They Can Fly (and Change Color)
Thanksgiving is almost here, which means we start seeing turkeys everywhere—on TV, in our children's school drawings, running through our dreams every single night while we sleep ... you get the idea. And eventually these poor turkeys will be inside many of our overstuffed stomachs as wel…
Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas for Vegetarians — Main Courses
Vegetarians have it rough on Thanksgiving. Meals throughout the holiday season tend to focus pretty heavily on the meat side, none more so than Thanksgiving dinner. Sure, tons of meatless side dishes come with a standard Turkey Day meal, but that’s not the same thing as a main course…