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New tax cut coming? Don’t open attachments — especially from Saudi Princes carrying bone saws

As fees rise, it’s time to say NO.

And NO, again.

It’s time to check our vendors

Especially the ones we have on auto-pay.

Auto-pay is a licence for them to steal our money.

Check your cellphone, cable, phone, Internet bills.

They’re all too high and wrong.

If you threaten departure, many vendors have special “Customer Retention” Departments.

Transfer over and savor the deals. At worst, snag higher a Internet speed and free airline miles.

I found one technique: “This is the most I’ll pay per month. You figure what it will take to get me there.”

Credit card conclusions

+ Accumulating airline miles is useless. You can never use them. My friend Lucas Mendes writes, “I agree with your daughter Claire. Very disappointed with airline miles cards and miles in general. I have 400.000 with Delta and can’t go anywhere. Lucas

+ Paying high annual fees will buy you a fancy metal credit card, but nothing much else.

+ Credit cards without annual fees and without fees on foreign transactions are the real deal.

+ Long live cash back.

+ American Express Blue Cash Preferred charges $95 a year and 2.6% on foreign transactions!

+ Costco’s card works if you shop there a lot. There’s no Costco close to where I live. Bummer.

+ The two best cards appear to be Fidelity Rewards Signature Card and Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card.

You can read a little more CNBC today. Click here and here. The pieces are not comprehensive. They are semi-useful.

Don’t do stupid with your phone or your emails

Don’t open attachments — without checking with the sender.

Is the attachment legit?

Follow Harry’s Golden Rule:

When in doubt, throw it out.

Don’t open attachments from Saudi Princes. Especially ones with bone saws.

Don’t do stupid in the NYC subway

Everyone and their uncle is dropping their cell phones and Air Pods onto subway tracks.

People are jumping on the tracks, which is stupid — especially when the train is approaching.

It’s gotten so bad, I spied a fellow with one of these on the Columbus Circle station.

He’s paid by the MTA to pick up fallen junk safely. Apple Air Pods are dropping like flies onto the subway tracks. don’t wear them in the subway. Wear the cheaper corded ones.

Speech recognition on the iPhone is really good

Talking to your phone is much faster than typing with your fat fingers. The iPhone’s translation to typed words is almost flawless.


+ Question mark. Say “question mark”

+ Comma. Say “comma”

+ Period. Say “full stop”

+ New line. Say “new line”

My favorite app is Captio. I dictate a note to myself and hit Send. I get my thoughts as an instant email. No addressing. No nothing.

Coco Gauff is still 15 and amazing

Here’s Coco beating Venus Williams. Look at her muscles and her concentration. Wow!

The Australia Open is playing on ESPN2 and The Tennis Channel.

Tasteless humor

The market is weak today. But this should help. Latest news:

I thought Republicans were conservative and believed in balanced budgets. I guess re-election is more important.

See you tomorrow. — Harry Newton


  • Dman

    Harry have you seen the latest video of Julian Assange? He looks healthy and happy, and ready to get extradited to the USA.

    Harry…..why do all of the most evil dems in Washington and NYC want poor Julian dead?

    ……oh-yea, that Seth Rich thing. WOW is that going to hurt.

    The Great Awakening
    Trust The Plan

    Harry when The Trump Storm hits where are the evil dems going to hide? Not in Upstate, that’s for sure.

  • Dman

    Harry…… just try to imagine what Chuckles Schumer is now thinking?

    …….Harry won’t tell you so I will. Schumer is finished.

    Harry…..Hillary was arrested in Nov 2017 and brought to Gitmo. Remember me telling you about that months ago? How did I know?

    Kirsten Gillibrand = NXIVM……That’s a GIGANTIC problem.

    The Great Awakening
    Trust The Plan
    Dark To Light

  • Dman

    Harry here’s a new word for you to soon begin using in your daily life, “REALITY”……..

    Trump 2024
    The Great Awakening
    Trust The Plan

  • Dman

    Upper East Side……LOLOL!!!!

    …….it’s over

  • Bruce Miller

    Have you seen Ernst Hemingway’s interview when he accepted his Noble Bell award after he wrote Old Man and the Sea. He read word for word and said comma and period at all points when needed. He also looked very sick and slow but say hey, we all do as we grow older. The interview took place in Cuba. And he was just in his young 60’s.

  • Athena Worley

    Have you looked at Capital One credit card all travel any time, no restrictions