DID YOU KNOW?
Texas isn't the widest state in the U.S.
While it can take a couple of days to cross the Lone Star State by car, the two youngest states are actually wider. Hawaii is 1,523 miles from the western edge of Ni'ihau island to the eastern edge of the Big Island, and Alaska is slightly wider than that.4
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
The Internal Revenue Service updated its actuarial tables for 2022, basing them on an average life expectancy of 84.6 years, revised up from 82.4 years. This affects the formulas used to calculate mandatory annual withdrawals from retirement accounts. Yearly mandatory withdrawal amounts may now be smaller than they would have been under the old formulas. Please check with your tax or legal professional before modifying your strategy.5
A would-be-bride was asked to give her future mother-in-law a gift of “fire wrapped in paper” to prove herself worthy of marriage into an important family. How did she do it?
STUMPED? SEE BELOW FOR THE ANSWER!
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1 - Forbes, November 11, 2021
2 - GolfLink, February 11, 2022
3 - Wired, January 24, 2021
4 - The Fact Site, March 17, 2021
5 - Yahoo! News, January 18, 2022
Brain Teaser answer: She gave her future mother-in-law a Japanese lantern with an ignited candle inside.