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What does your teenager want for Christmas?
I am a teenager. Therefore I am qualified to answer this question. I assume that you are looking for a present for a teenager that you know? #1 The object that is OUT OF REACH. Unfortunately, I am too young to get a job. Macbook ProThe new Macbook. I’d likely want to the one with the touch bar but the space grey one is pretty cool too. Yes! I know it is expensive but I love how fast the computer is, how it has access to itunes, and great video editing software! All of these things I want so I can further unlock the creativity I hold inside! Plus, I love music.#2 The Thing That Keeps Breaking ($50–400)As cool as Urban Outfitters is, their headphones are cheap. The cord breaks and the earmuffs fall off. I have so far worn out two of these little buggers. I need bluetooth headphones and earbuds. If you are personally “close” to the teenager, on a tight budget, and know that they want expensive headphones ask if buying used Beats from a trustworthy source is okay. Right now I have my eyes on Beats By Dre and TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones.3. GIFT CARDS ($-$$$)I read and listen to a lot of music. Whatever you do though, don’t go out buying me a certain CD, DVD, or book unless you are certain I am going to love it. Please include a receipt. Trust me, teenagers are smarter than you think. Should you get me a Barnes and Noble gift card, Amazon gift card, or Itunes gift card? Your safest bet is Amazon. Amazon has cheaper books and you can buy itunes gift cards with Amazon gift cards. Cold hard cash also works.#4 Give a dog a bone. (Starting from $649) iPhone 7I love my iphone 5. Really. I am glad I have a phone in the first place. But there is no way I’m updating it anytime soon with the new modern, “stylish” update. If your teenager doesn’t have an smart phone or phone… Why? It’s the 21st century. At least have a phone for safety reasons. Anyway, the iphone 7 is definitely worth your money. It has the best battery out of all the iphones, it’s an Apple product, and its waterproof + the choice of jet black. I want this phone.#5 I collect these things. ($10) Funko - Makers of Pop! Vinyl and pop-culture licensed toysIs your “young adult” into fandoms and geeky stuff? Do you actually want to get them a “present” or don’t know how else to cover $10. Odds are there is a Funk. I recommend receipts just in case they already own the Funko. They are “cute,” collectibles that you can typically buy for 10 dollars a piece. Prices vary if you want a collectible or exclusive San Diego Comic Con Funko. This year I want a Dug and Dustin Stranger Things Funko. I have about 16 of these little guys! They also have DC, Marvel, Attack on Titans, Disney, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, and so many more characters available.#6 Maybe it’s just me #YAYHAMILTON ($15-An arm and a leg. Just kidding. Maybe $500 a ticket?) Hamilton Official Broadway MerchandiseI just got hooked on Hamilton just after the original cast has slowly trickled out. That doesn’t mean I still don’t want to see it. I’m bias and maybe it’s just me but… Hamilton is cool… Right? Odds are at least over 1/2 of the teenage population doesn’t care about Hamilton but… I DO! BTW the mixtape is on preorder and is coming out this December I think?#7 I burn through this stuff. ($1–15)I’m a high school student. Some of my classes allow gum. I chew gum while I am studying. Mint is cool but Big Red gum is also cool. I always have a shortage on gum.# 8 I need one or two more of these. I keep losing them. KMASHI 10000mAh External Battery Power Bank, Portable Charger Backup PackI keep losing, misplacing, or having a family member take one as their own. A great stocking stuffer! I swear. Like I could have one in my locker, one in my backpack, and one as a spare at home when the charger is “too far.”#9 I have these thoughts so I often I ought… |-/Glow-in-the-Dark Moon Screen Printed Softcover NotebookIf I had the money, I’d make all my school notebooks this gorgeous. For notebooks, I particularly recommend Cognitive Surplus for notebooks and mugs!#10 Random Gifts ($-$$$)I admittedly want to get an electric guitar, rubix cube, and a new version of my childhood stuffed animal. I’m a bit of a tomboy. Lol. It’s lonely in my room doing homework. I have a dog but just imagine a little guy covering my keyboard as I type. Ask your teenager yourself. What they say might surprise you.
Can you add 5 odd numbers to get 30?
It is 7,9 + 9,1 + 1 + 3 + 9 = 30Wish you can find the 7,9 and 9,1 in the list of1,3,5,   7,9    ,11,13,151,3,5,7,      9,1    1,13,15
How many numbers of small boxes of dimensions 2cm ×2cm ×2cm are needed to fill a box of length 20 cm, breath 10 cm and height 5 cm?
Total volume of small boxes= 2*2*2 = 8 cm^3Total volume of large box = 20*10*5 = 1000 cm^3Assuming boxes are manageable and no space among small boxes, total small boxes are required to fill = 1000/8 = 125.but, if we have to fill the large box with small and unchangeable shaped boxes then we can’t fill the large box at all. Only 100 small boxes can be managed in the large box. Reason:The length and breath of large box are 20 and 10. Hence, in each 2 cm height of the large box 50 small boxes will be managed. Another 2 cm height 50 more boxes managed. After all 1 cm height of the large box will be empty because of no chance to reshape boxes.
When do I have to learn how to fill out a W-2 form?
Form W-2 is an obligatory form to be completed by every employer. Form W-2 doesn’t have to be filled out by the employee. It is given to inform the employee about the amount of his annual income and taxes withheld from it.You can find a lot of information here: http://bit.ly/2NjjlJi
If I found a bundle of cash ($700k) hidden by a drug cartel, would I be able to keep it and spend it without getting caught by the IRS? How would I be able to store the money, spend the money, etc.?
Don't do it.  Even if you declare it, the IRS will ask where did you get the money?  If it's illegal-like drug money they will confiscate it.  There is no finder's fee.  For those of you who say 10K limit for the bank, the government is more sophisticated than that.  That's 10k cumulative over a specific amount of time especially if your balance is usually low.  If you deposit something then do it 4,400- not 9k because even amounts over 5k trigger something internally if you do it regularly for the bank.  It's not worth the trouble.  For those of you who say buy real estate that's a touchy one.  Drug dealers in Miami use to buy up small houses with all cash in the 80s small 50k homes- don't do it the IRS is aware of that trick.  If you have get a loan, they will ask you the source of all of your downpayments.   Documentation has been super strict the last few years.  They need to see where it comes from.  I like one person's idea of using your regular income to buy the home but then using cash to do the improvements.  But with the real estate agent taking their cut it might not even wash any money.But I guess most people come here for the creative entertaining answer.Buy art especially from someone famous living like Chuck Close or Roberto clementi.  Give them cash for it, they'll give it to you for say, painting their house or as a favor as a friend.  They can easily co-mingle it with their legitimate millions.  Establish providence then sell it, even at a slight loss.  Pay the tax on the capital gain.     Doctors will take cash and won't bat an eye.  Get lipo. Get a nose job (7k).  Get hair plugs.  Get a trainer.  All this can be had for less than 30k.   Self improvement goes a long way.  Attend one of those Tony Powers workshop.Go to medical school in the Caribbean.  They will take the cash and don't worry too much about your grades as long as you can pay.  Live the beach life for four years transfer back to the states and voila you're a doctor.  You'll earn at least 100k a year and you can comingle the rest of the money later.  If someone close to you is about to die with no other heirs especially someone from the Depression Era, have a lawyer draw up a will that leaves everything to you in a trust or something to avoid probate.  Open a safe deposit account in the trust's name but only you and the person have access to the safe deposit.  Make it an irrevocable trust so that the person can't change the beneficiaries. Put some of the cash in it (not the entire amount like 30k). When he/she eventually die, all of the cash is tax free as long as the estate's value is under 3 million. Declare he/she left you an odd amount like 623k.   No taxes.  You avoid probate.  The trust will make the amount you inherit non public information vs a will.  However, the drawback is if the person who you 'inherit' from has a boat load of medical bills , they will use the estate's assets to pay their debts.  So find someone who has an HMO or SCAN which will cover their 20% Medicare coshare.   Open a bitcoin account, put money in.  Watch it tank.
A box is 12 cm long, 8cm wide, and 6 cm high. How many 2-cm cubes are needed to fill up the box?
Let’s break this apart.Box= 12cm x 8cm x 6cmCube= 2cm x 2cm x 2cmHow many cubes fit in the box?calculate the volume of the box. To do this, multiply the length by the width by the height (L x W x H)12 x 8 x 6 = 576cm cubed2. Calculate the volume of the cube. Once again we multiply L x W x H2 x 2 x 2 = 8cm cubed3. Next we divide th volume of the box by the volume of the cube576 / 8 = 72 cubesTherefore, it would take 72 cubes to fill a box.
A cubical box is 75 cm high. How many rectangular packets each of 25cm*15cm*5cm are required to fill the box?
The volume of the cubical box is:[math]75^3= 421875 cm^3[/math]The volume of each packet is:[math]25×15×5=1875 cm^3[/math]To find the number of packets needed, divide the volume of the box by the volume of the packetThe answer is 225
How much should Box 2 on a 1098-T from Santa Fe University of Art show?  What do I fill in on TurboTax related to box 2?
Not necessarily.Not all higher education expenses qualify for US tax benefits. Generally, the only expenses that qualify are tuition and required fees. Room and board is not a qualifying expense, and except for the American Opportunity Credit, neither are expenses for required books or supplies that are not paid directly to the institution.If all of the required expenses were paid by a scholarship - and not by you directly - then you will not have any tax benefit. You should have received a detailed breakdown from the school of the expenses and how they were paid - if you did not you should request one. If you purchased required books, equipment, and/or supplies from a source other than the university and your student qualifies for the American Opportunity Credit, you can claim those expenses for that credit.
What is the combo of groceries to last a week in NYC on $25?
Well when I was first starting out on my own in NYC my combo was something like this.1 bag dried lentils, 1 bag dried red kidney beans, 1 bag of long grain rice (not instant), 5 lb bag chicken breasts (w/skin& bones I did my own deboning), some fresh fruit&veggies, eggs, tub Irish oatmeal, assorted bones (free from the butcher), 2–3 cans of milk, 1–2 boxes of various pasta, loaf of marked-down bread, 1 can of tomatoes, 2 cans of tuna and maybe a 1–2 lbs of ground beef (if I could afford it). All this coupled with whatever leftovers were available and whatever might be available in my fridge and/or pantry. That was more than enough for 2 people at the time.I bought everything in NJ on my day off after I’d drop my Husband off at work. He worked in NJ and had a old 1974 Plymouth Valiant that he used for the commute to work. I’d also do all the laundry that day too. Then I’d pick him up after he got out of work, we filled the car up with gas, paid the toll and came back home and unloaded the car. The food and gas were much cheaper in NJ at that time. The next day I’d stay in all day and cook everything for the week, portion out our meals and then freeze everything I wasn’t using.I also clipped every coupon that I could find, tried patronizing stores that doubled or tripled my coupons, bought the store brands, the dented cans, sale items and marked down items. Sometimes I’d even go to different supermarkets if they both had what I needed on sale. And if non perishable items were on sale I’d try and stock up on it, especially when toiletries went on sale. I used to always be able to buy toothpaste and cereal for pennies, sometimes they were even free. I didn’t do the Costco or BJ’s thing either. There’s only so much ketchup and gigantic cans that I can used before it goes bad.We worked different shifts, he had regular days and hours, my shifts and days rotated.off S/S. We rarely seen each other, in the beginning. But he always had a hot dinner, even if it was heated up in the oven or microwave. We rarely ate out and always packed our lunches too.It’s amazing how far you can stretch a food budget, when it’s done out of necessity as opposed to entertainment. We ate food at home. Going out didn’t include eating at restaurants. Soups and casseroles can be an amazing, hearty, cheap meals and you use up all your leftovers that way too. We had minimal bills, no loans, no cable, no cellphone, no credit cards and 35% of what we made covered all our bills, everything, not just rent.In 5 years we managed to amass enough money to be able to buy our first apartment, in NYC no less and before we were thirty. Try that now. It can be done but it’s not easy, you have to follow a strict budget. It’s also might take awhile longer than 5 years.Edit: I forgot coffee, cheap red wine and the occasional bottle of booze too. It also helped that my Husband used to receive a huge amounts of great, French wine, free at work. They were tips. That really helped out too.