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  • Alcohol use disorder on the rise but is often untreated
    Alcohol use disorder widespread and increasing but is often untreated
    Alcohol use disorder is prevalent in the U.S. and increasing, but many people with this condition are not treated, says an article published online. The lifetime prevalence of the disorder is 29.1 percent (approximately 68.5 million), but only 19...
  • Finding good mortgage rates
    Finding good mortgage rates
    Getting the best mortgage rate can be a challenge for anyone in this economy. Banks seem to be especially picky about who they will lend money to, and even after getting a bank to agree to give you a mortgage, it can be hard to get the amount you...
  • Obamacare
    What if you threw an Obamacare and nobody Came?
    Reuters ran a story questioning how many people will stay away from the Obamacare healthcare exchanges and major insurance companies have refused to offer coverage in many states. Aetna, which is based in Connecticut, has announced that they will...
  • Without an agreement student loan interest rates double
    Without an agreement student loan interest rates double
    Interest rates on subsidized student loans will double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, if Congressional leaders aren't able to make a deal on Monday. Congress has long been aware of the July 1 deadline. It seems as if they are avoiding the...
  • How to pay off credit cards earlier
    How to pay off credit cards earlier
    Credit card debt elimination can be tricky to do, but there are a couple ways to make sure that you can do it. These techniques have been used for years and have worked for thousands of people who have got into credit card debt. Try them out if...
  • Unemployment
    High Rates of Unemployment:The Real Issue
    There are many people are experiencing some kind of setback due to the recession. Unemployment rates have skyrocketed. People from different walks of life have suffered poverty. Poverty in the United States has increased drastically. In recent...
  • Employment
    Minimum wages to increase in 10 states in 2013
    Lower paid Americans in ten different states will witness small increases in pay in 2013, according to a report issued by Yahoo News on January 2, 2013.The states affected by the automatic minimum wage pay increase are Arizona, California, Florida...
  • U.S. Senate
    U.S. Senate reaches Fiscal Cliff compromise
    It looks like the U.S. Senate has worked out a Fiscal Cliff- averting compromise late New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2012 according to the Washington Post.Republicans and Democrats remained in session through most of the evening, working out a...
  • Bear Mountain-snowboarding-resort rates
    Bear Mountain-snowboarding-resort rates
    A great aspect about winter time in Southern California is being able to surf, snowboard, and/or ski all in the same day. For those who prefer freestyle riding and good parks, Big Bear is worth checking out. From Los Angeles, the resort is about a...
  • NYSE Closes for Storm
    New York Stock Exchange closes due to Hurricane Sandy
    While Los Angeles is enjoying some warm weather due to the Santa Ana winds, our friends in New York City are shutting down due to hurricane Sandy.For the first time in years the NYSE closed before it even opened due to the severe weather...
  • U.S. Postal Service
    U.S. Postal Service to increase postage rates
    The United States Postal Service has announced a new rate increase for first class postage and other shipping rates.Starting on January 27, 2013, the cost of a first class stamp will increase one penny to $0.46. The cost to mail a postcard will...
  • Investing For Safety
    Investing For Safety
    CD’s or T-Bills – Which is the Better Choice?You want to invest for safety, to protect your principal, but you still want a little bit of growth BUT, you want little or no risk.Sound familiar?This is a common situation faced by many...
  • Term Life Insurance (Video)
    Term Life Insurance (Video)
    Term life insurance is a great way to protect your family in the event of your death. This valuable coverage can pay bills, loans, and education expenses that are necessary for your family to maintain the quality of life they enjoy now. Therefore,...
  • North Carolina kids
    Piedmont Natural Gas proposed rate decrease will help customers in Charlotte!
    Charlotte, NC - How many times do you here of a utility company submitting a filing for a “rate reduction” with the Utilities Commission? Well almost never – let’s face it!Most utilities do not operate like that.Piedmont...
  • Increase your scores
    Does Anyone Qualify for a Mortgage Anymore?
    You would have to search back about 40 to 50 years to find rates equal to our current rates. Then why aren’t people buying homes or refinancing? Well today Fannie and Freddie have set the bar so high very few people qualify under their...
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