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Consumer Tips

Will ObamaCare Force Insurers To Close Shop?

Tweet The national health care plan (or ObamaCare) being debated by Congress and pushed by President Barack Obama appears to be headed for a setback, at least temporarily, which means

Consumer Tips

Smart Ways To Enact Real Health Care Reform

Tweet Yesterday, I published an article about the health care debate, from the stand point of the legislation winding its way through Congress. The bill being argued before members of

Consumer Tips Money News

Health Care Reform: What Is At Stake

Tweet For decades now, Americans have been hearing about health care reform but haven’t seen a comprehensive bill passed that will guarantee insurance for all citizens. We’ve seen Medicare and

Consumer Tips

Free Checking Accounts And Where To Find Them

Tweet Free checking accounts, which were once taken for granted, seem to have all but disappeared. However, on closer scrutiny you’ll find that they’re still around and available to many

Consumer Tips

Back To School Savings Await Families

Tweet It may be hard to believe but it’s “back to school” time for some students. Sure, August is still a week away but some districts in Florida and elsewhere

Home Buying Home Selling

Real Estate Recovery Remains Spotty, Elusive

Tweet The housing market remains volatile, but signs of stability, even recovery are appearing in some markets while other areas remain stuck in a deep downturn. That’s the findings of

Money News

Taxpayers Group Objects To Coercive Health Plan Proposal

Tweet Words matter. They really do.  As does the lack of using the right words too. The National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen group founded in 1969

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Survey Confirms Moms Looking To Save Money

Tweet National OfficeMax survey reveals that mothers are looking to save money on back to school items well in advance of the start of the school year. It shouldn’t come

Money News

Policy Institute Urges Minimum Wage Increase Delay

Tweet On the surface, a minimum wage increase sounds like the right tonic that the doctor ordered. Delving a little bit deeper and it soon becomes apparent that while some

Property Taxes

The Upside of Falling Home Prices

Tweet A general survey of the national housing market shows that foreclosures are up, home values are way down and sellers are taking a beating as listing prices plunge. We

Home Improvement

6 Smart Home Improvement Projects

Tweet Updating your pool or adding on a sun room to your home may sound like wise investments but if you think that you’ll get your money back when you

Travel Tips

Top 5 Car Rental Tips For Summer Travelers

Tweet My family just returned from a quick trip back to our old home to see our family, an excursion we took by car. This year our small SUV seemed

Home Financing Money News

Relief: Mortgage Rates Heading Back Down

Tweet Low mortgage rates are perhaps the only thing that will get people to buy a new home or refinance their current home in this difficult market. And that is

Home Improvement

Does Your Home Have A Safe Room?

Tweet I live in the southeast US where tornadoes occasionally happen but not to the degree as they do in tornado alley. Thus, very few of my neighbors have basements

Home Improvement

Durable And Bright Vinyl Fencing

Tweet A neighbor on our block recently replaced his wood slat fencing, choosing to go with vinyl instead. Time, the elements and a family of moles took its toll on