Kim Woodard Holmes, a severely disabled Air Force veteran, is tapped out. She struggles to survive as a single mother of four, and stands to lose her home in Arlington to rising property taxes she cannot afford.
The Board of Selectmen has voted unanimously to increase the property tax exemption for veterans from $10,000 to $20,000 on the assessed value of property.
The military exchanges have the green light to open their online doors to veterans by Nov. 11, an idea initially proposed by a top exchange official nearly three years ago.
Most Connecticut veterans are eligible under state law for property tax exemptions that can save them hundreds of dollars a year on their tax bills.
Cutting off aid to Israel is the logical, economical and ethical thing for Americans to do.
We went on a bond-buying spree that was supposed to help Main Street. Instead, it was a feast for Wall Street.
I came to the conclusion several years ago that it was just a matter of
time before the world realized that the relative functionality of the U.S. dollar was about to go belly up – to collapse. [Below is an explanation as to why I have come to that conclusion and what I think it would mean for the well-being of the world.] Words: 881
In your 50s or 60s and thinking about retiring and moving to somewhere less expensive and with great weather, great food and friendly people? Look no further. We have the best-of-the-best right here!
Where one lives in the U.S. influences our dramatically varied experiences of America as illustrated by the deep and lingering differences between the American North and South.
Good financial advisers are difficult to find. They may be “certified” and conscientious, but these may not be sufficient in these interesting times. Unfortunately, most advisers were trained for a different world. The world has changed and is unlikely to return to its prior state. Whatever old market nostrums worked in the past are not likely to work now. So, that being said, “What do I do to protect myself and my family?” “What should I invest in?” Read on!
Whether investors should consider exposure to silver or gold, or both, partly depends on why they are allocating to precious metals in the first place. While silver shares many characteristics with gold, here are three important differences between the metals.
Good luck growing your nest egg with the rates the average savings account pays in the U.S. Here are the best and worst states for saving money. Take a look – and weep!
Thinking about moving to somewhere less expensive and perhaps with better weather, great food and friendly people? Look no further. We have the best-of-the-best right here!
Hyperinflation is not an unusual phenomenon. 32 countries have experienced hyperinflation over the last 100 years of which no less than 21 have experienced it in the past 25 years and 3 in the past 10 years. The United States is one of the few countries to have experienced two currency collapses during its history (1812-1814 and 1861-1865). Is it about to happen again?
Mexico, with the world’s 13th largest GDP, is no longer a “Third World Country”, but rather a fast growing, economically secure state. Mexico is a great place to visit for a week or the winter, take early retirement to, and/or to invest in. This article outlines the new economic reality of the country.
Be proud of your choices; they have consequences.
The average professional athlete in the U.S. will make more in one season than most of us earn in our entire lives yet, despite those staggering salaries, 78% of NFL players, 60% of NBA players and a very large percentage of MLB players file for bankruptcy within 5 years of retirement.
Military families have special challenges with their finances and that includes tax preparation. TurboTax has just released a new version of its tax preparation software created specifically for military filers. For a limited time, it’s free for junior enlisted personnel.
How deep is the Obama Justice Department going to dig as they investigate this one ?
Under Armour now offers a 10% military discount off the entire purchase for active duty, retiree, veteran, military spouse and military family with a valid Troop ID.
Watch Tony Robbins discuss the $15 trillion U.S. national debt — how big is it really? And what can we do about the enormous federal budget deficit?
My own generation faced the Vietnam War. We were at risk of getting drafted, and then maimed or killed in an unwinnable battle against imagined evils.
Absent the force of the human imagination and its powers of expression, our machines cannot accelerate the hope of political and social change, which stems from language that induces a change of heart.
You’d be in the top 1 percent of U.S. households if your income in 2010 was at least $516,633; your net worth in 2007 was $8,232,000 or more, and your average income this year is $1,530,773.
There are two kinds of bad investment advisors: well-meaning advisors without the wherewithal to keep up with the science of the fast-evolving profession, and those whose main focus is not on managing their clients’ assets well, but on gathering assets under management in order to grow their own practices. How do you tell if you’re […]
Below Is The Financial Debt Decision Making Organization Of Our Union Today. Since Only The Most Brilliant Of Minds Are Being Told They Can Understand This Complex Situation, I Thought We Should Reduce It To The Level Of Bird Brains Doing All The Chattering In Washington DC. (Well, Okay, We’ll Include Media’s Talking Heads,Wall Street And Greedy […]
What in the world does $14.293 TRILLION in crisis debt mean to the average U.S. citizen? Let’s put it simply. The legal U.S. population is 311,844,395 as of the minute of this post.
You may find yourself asking, how will the debt ceiling affect me? Well if you are on this site, you are most likely a Veteran and you may receive Veterans benefits or Social Security benefits.
A recent survey of more than 800 military families making at least $50,000 a year reveals that 63 percent of respondents plan to curtail household spending for a year or more.
As the nation’s armed forces come together to focus on financial readiness during Military Saves Week, active-duty families who work with financial planners are setting the pace by out-saving their do-it-yourself colleagues and feeling more confident in their long-term finances.