June 2012

Various news sources are reporting that the Supreme Court upholds key part of Obama Health Care, the individual mandate. More comments from 7/2/12.

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If you are a veteran who served in active duty, you may be eligible for a monthly VA pension. This is a benefit that I just heard about, and a lot of people are eligible for it, and since it isn’t widely know, many who are eligible don’t apply for it. I am far from […]

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US households debt service ratio is now down to 11.5 percent from a high of 14.0 percent, in the third quarter of 2007. People are making great strides to reduce or eliminate debt altogether. This is good news, however many people are still concerned about their debt.  The conventional ways of debt reduction entail some […]

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 One day when I was about 16 years old I had a conversation with a fairly wealthy man, the father of a high school acquaintance. This was a good family, and we had a lot of […]

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I just returned from a much-needed vacation. Since it been many years since we had a real one, I underestimated some of the expense of it all. First of all we saved a lot on the beach house by getting a great deal, and we bought a lot of our food locally and took it […]

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Financial blogs like this usually don’t have recommendations about personal care products, but this one might save you some money. Do you throw clothes away by yellowing caused by deodorants and antiperspirants? Over the years it has really bothered me to toss out a light-colored favorite polo or white dress shirt that still had a lot […]

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Mary Hunt founder and publisher of Debt-Proof Living, a highly regarded organization consisting of interactive website, monthly newsletter, personal finance tools and almost 20 books, recently wrote about the front and top loading washer and dryer debate. I thought this information to be very valuable to people considering those new appliances. Dear Mary, In a […]

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Luke 3:10 – 14 “What should we do then?” the crowd asked. John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.” Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?” “Don’t collect any more than […]

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Nobel prize-winning author and economist Joseph E. E. Stiglitz argues in his new book The Price of Inequality, economies suffer when societies lack opportunity for upward mobility, education and health care. He also cites evidence that the United States has less opportunity today than most other industrialized countries. Capitalists and conservatives argue against entitlements, which I […]

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Monday is a hard day for a lot of people. After a few day weekend, of some work, leisure and sleeping in, we are up at the break of day, with fatigue we head off to work. We look forward to the day of retirement, when we can go at a slower pace. Yet when […]

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Only 69,000 found jobs last month, the smallest in a year, and jobless rate increased to 8.2% from 8.1% in April.

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