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Public safety or government intrusion?

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, June 28, 2016
We had a brouhaha here in Austin after the City Council voted to require ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to subject their drivers to fingerprint background checks. Uber and Lyft mounted  ..

Click Whirr Gotcha

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, June 21, 2016
All states require motor vehicles to display license plates, sometimes called license tags, issued by the state’s department of motor vehicles (DMV). Registration connects the vehicle with i ..

More useless mail

Amy Praskac - Saturday, June 18, 2016
Charities are not the only mailers on automatic pilot. I receive a reminder to Mom to schedule a mammogram. I decide to call the office rather than write. The receptionist is apologetic about the noti ..

New chip card

Amy Praskac - Friday, June 17, 2016
(c) Can Stock Photo ( I belatedly realize that a new chip card is for the Estate Checking Account. I had thought it was a duplicate card from one of my  ..

Solicitation lists have a life of their own

Amy Praskac - Wednesday, June 15, 2016
(c) Can Stock Photo ( Mom typically would send a donation in memory of a family member or friend who died of cancer. So I'm not surprised when I re ..

Do records research before buying a used car

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, June 14, 2016
According to Carfax, more than 46 million cars and trucks on the road may have been recalled for a safety defect, but never repaired. As many as 5 million of those cars were sold to new owners. De ..

A check in the mail

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, June 07, 2016
At long last, I receive the 2013 Homestead Benefit (/amy-on-organizing-records/homestead-benefit) check. I had filed for the benefit at the end of October. I guess the CPA was right when she told  ..

Reading the fine print can reveal benefits

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Everyone knows that AAA provides roadside benefits to its members who have paid an annual fee. But did you know that you already might have paid for roadside benefits when you purchased your car o ..

Sending charms for Mother's Day

Amy Praskac - Saturday, June 04, 2016
I still have the charms from my grandmother's charm bracelet. I decide to send the charms to my sisters in time for Mother's Day. It's not much and not really connected to Mom except it was her id ..

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