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Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017

The term ‘meteoric rise’ usually applies to something fun. Think: A Hollywood actor who has been ‘discovered.’) Unfortunately, when it comes to this article, ‘meteoric rise’ is something that will not bring a smile to one’s face. To put it simply, if you wish to refinance your home, you need to do it ASAP. If choosing to wait too much longer, homeowners across the country are going to miss out on saving huge amounts of money.

Standard and Poor’s Increases St. Johns County Credit

Standard and Poor’s Increases St. Johns County Credit Rating Two Levels from AA- to AA+ St. Johns County, FL. – Citing St. Johns County’s strong economy, per capita buying power, and low unemployment rate, national ratings services agency Standard and Poor’s increased the County’s Issuer Credit Rating two levels from AA- to AA+ in February. […]

Recession/Depression Defined

  Recession/Depression Defined   Carolyn Walker   Definition: Recession: when your neighbor loses their job Definition: Depression: when you lose your job While this may be a tongue and cheek definition, the reality of our economy seems to be an uneven recovery. According to the Wall Street Journal, (Monday April 1, 2013) 14 cities now have […]

Connnecticut School Shootings

    Adam Lanza entered a grade school in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday morning,  December 14, with multiple weapons where he killed 20 young students, and six adults and then himself just as first responders were about to arrive.  Lanza was described as quiet, reclusive, and painfully shy. He apparently  had easy access to both […]

As Work Declines We Move Toward Natural Farming

  Modern life carries its own distinct set of paradigms which are considerably distant from the benign, pastoral but sometimes busy existence which attends natural farming.  If you live in one of the suburbs of New York City or in New Jersey and rise at 5-6 am to take the train into a Wall Street […]

Let’s Talk About Your Child’s Education

Let’s Talk About Your Child’s Education Mission Tuition Helps YOU With Your 529 Plan!   Readers, recently you were given a brief introduction to the truly amazing company called, Mission Tuition.  This is the company that many of you will automatically ‘run to’ in order to find the perfect way to make sure that your […]

Pres.’s Weekly Address: …More Health Care Reform Talk

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama called on Congress to seize this opportunity – one that may not come again for decades – and finally pass health care reform. With families unable to keep up with skyrocketing costs, premiums rising three times faster than wages, businesses shedding jobs, and deficits piling up […]

Florida Students Opting for Community College in Rough Economy

Florida’s community colleges are experiencing a sharp increase in enrollment while public universities and private colleges are seeing a decrease. Because of the state of the economy, more and more students are turning to the option of enrolling in a reasonably-priced community college instead of enrolling in a much more expensive state or private university. […]

Pres.’s Weekly Address: Recovery Act – Progress or Prolongation?

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Barack Obama touted the gains the Recovery Act has made in a little more than 100 days.  While the recession is still far from over, the Recovery Act has helped end the economic free fall, ease the rate of monthly job losses from 700,000 a month, extend unemployment […]

Pres. Obama’s Weekly Address: 3/7/09

Saturday, March 7th, 2009 at 6:00 am Weekly Address: Toward a Better Day In his March 7th weekly address, the President capped off a busy week in Washington remarking on new lending guidelines aimed at lowering mortgage payments; an initiative to generate funds for small business and college loans; the release of his administration’s first budget which includes $2T in deficit reduction, and the […]