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car donation

January 27, 2016

Car donation is the practice of giving away no-longer-wanted automobiles or vehicles to charitable organizations. In the United States, these donations can provide a tax benefit.

Some critics have claimed that car donations are essentially a tax shelter. However, non-profit organizations in the US have come to rely increasingly upon the revenue from car donations. This type of donation has become increasingly widespread; in 2000, 733,000 U.S. taxpayers reduced their taxes by $654 million.

Car donation schemes in the UK are slightly different from those operating in the United States and only established themselves as a valued source of income for UK charities, led by Giveacar - a non-profit organisation. Operating as a non-profit organisation allows charities to avoid the large overheads created by profit-making car donation companies.

insurance

January 26, 2016

life insurance: insurance that pays out a sum of money either on the death of the insured person or after a set period.

travel insurance: insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses incurred while traveling, either internationally or within one's own country.

assessor: a person who calculates the value of something [eg: a building, car etc]

claim: an application for payment under an insurance policy - to make a claim v.

insurance broker: agent who arranges insurance; middleman between insurer & policyholder

mirepoix

January 26, 2016
1. a flavoring made from diced vegetables, seasonings, herbs, and sometimes meat, often placed in a pan to cook with meat or fish.

2. finely chopped vegetables, as onions and carrots, sometimes with meat, often used as a bed for meat that is to be braised.

After you have removed the crayfish from the bowl, cook them quickly in a traditional mirepoix.

sitzmark

January 23, 2016
/sits ˌmark/

Skiing. an impression made in the snow by a skier falling backward. a sunken area in the snow marking a backward fall of a skier.

These Winter Olympics have been awfully confusing for American fans. Our anointed hero, Bode "I Am a Rebel and I Said So on 60 Minutes" Miller, has thus far left a giant sitzmark on the Italian Alps.

sybaritic

January 22, 2016
1. pertaining to or characteristic of a sybarite; characterized by or loving luxury or sensuous pleasure: to wallow in sybaritic splendor.

2. (initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of Sybaris or its inhabitants.


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