Sunday, April 27, 2014

Easy loophole to win money at casinos on the high seas

Cruise ship casinos offer easy money making opportunities
It’s no surprise that casinos are so lavish and opulent with the odds stacked so severely against the player.  It’s generally a losing battle to win money at a casino.  The house advantage ranges anywhere from 0.5% to 5.9% with Blackjack all the way up to 4% to 14% with slot machines.  In fact, casinos make two thirds of their profits from slot machines.  Casinos take on very little risk and in the long-run they’re sure to win big.  If you’re playing roulette and you’re betting $100 per hour, you’ll lose on average $5.26 an hour.  The longer you play, the more likely you are to lose.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The real life Disney "Up" house

The real life "Up" house in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA
This is what happens when you hold out and reject a one million dollar offer from developers to move out of your home.  Edith Macefield lived in this house in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA through 2008. At 84 years old, Edith simply didn't have the energy to relocate, just like 78 year old Carl in the Disney movie Up.  See other Up houses from around the world.

Monday, April 14, 2014

IRS enjoys another year of interest-free loans from taxpayers

Washington State Capitol Building - Olympia, WA
Washington State Capitol Building
With tax day fast approaching, taxpayers continue to provide the United States government with interest free loans.  According to the Internal Revenue Service, 77% of tax returns result in a refund check, and in 2011, the average refund was close to $3,000.