5,551 reputation
1826
bio website littleadvisor.wordpress.com
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 2 months
seen 6 hours ago

Software engineer with a consumer-related blog on the side. Check it out at http://www.littleadvisor.com. I'm mostly on Money@SE, although I do occasionally stop by at StackOverflow to play with the little kids there.

combined Stack Exchange profile for littleadv

Do make sure to verify any tax or legal matters with a professional - EA, CPA or an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.

No answer provided on any of the StackExchange forums was written or intended to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (a) avoiding any tax related penalties that may be imposed on you or any other person under the Internal Revenue Code, or (b) promoting, marketing or recommending to another person any transaction or matter addressed in this communication.

Anonymous posts on free websites are not substitute to any legal or tax advice, even if those who wrote them represent themselves as lawyers or accountants.


6h
comment Are the TSA rules legally binding?
@jacco for some reason I missed the idiocy you wrote when you wrote it. TSA is definitely a rule-making government agency. The Congress empowered the Federal agencies to create rules to implement its laws and these rules are binding. The same way as the IRS rules are binding when you file your taxes - the TSA rules are binding when you fly.
Nov
12
awarded  Yearling
Oct
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
21
revised Schengen visa requirements and “validation”
added 325 characters in body
Jun
10
comment B1/B2 US visa: Should I even bother to apply?
Who says your wife won't have a problem? If you're denied entry - she may be very well sent back with you. Or not. She may be allowed entry while you stay back at home without a visa. But ESTA and visa don't go well together. You're either WVP-eligible, and then you go to ESTA, or you have a visa in your passport.
Jun
10
comment B1/B2 US visa: Should I even bother to apply?
What does ESTA have to do with anything? It is likely that your visa application will be denied. However, there's a chance far greater than 0 that it will not. Should you bother? Only you can answer that.
May
17
awarded  Famous Question
Mar
20
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
27
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
26
comment How do I prepare for the possibility of being mugged in the US / Caribbean?
@hippietrail I wouldn't be so sure. Most of these countries "grandfathered" a whole bunch of weird Soviet laws. They may not be enforcing it, but it is very likely to be on the books. I'm 100% sure it is on the books in the US, for example, yet I have never been asked to show a passport to an officer on the street. So the fact that it didn't happen to you - doesn't mean much.
Dec
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
12
awarded  Yearling
Sep
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
26
awarded  Organizer
Mar
7
comment How to enter East Jerusalem and who controls the separation with the western part
@Imray that's not "military" control, that's called "sovereignty". Look it up. Waqf is basically an HOA.
Mar
7
comment How to enter East Jerusalem and who controls the separation with the western part
@Imray of course they're in control. Waqf manages the area, but the police can enter any time, and does so to restore order on many occasions. Jews are not allowed for political reasons. Even this very week an Israeli politician (religious one, mind you) was not allowed to enter by the police because last time it happened the Arabs used it as an excuse to start a war.
Mar
7
awarded  Nice Answer