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There is a proposed change to the FHA options offered to homeowners and buyers in terms of mortgages. With a longer-than-ever 40-year term announced, the intent is to help keep people in their homes, reduce foreclosure actions and make housing more affordable.

In a Writer’s Note first printed on February 11, 2009, I noted, “I found the following essay in our 15 year-old’s room one morning recently as I was waking him up. Randall had written it for an English assignment. I think it voices the thoughts of many young teenagers.

Sometimes employers like to argue that an injured employee had a pre-existing condition – as if that matters. Sometimes injured employees do have a pre-existing condition. It makes absolutely no difference in a worker’s compensation case as long as the employee was doing their job in a norma…

Dear Athletic Support: We’re deep in the throes of travel baseball season, and I love it! I read your column every week and most of the time it’s somebody complaining about something. I’m not here to complain. I just have a question. I live in Arkansas, right outside of Little Rock, and ever…

Medicare supplements, also known as Medigap policies, are designed to help cover some or all of the deductibles, copays and coinsurance that Original Medicare does not cover. Medigap policies are sold through private insurance companies.

Need a new set of wheels but not looking forward to the high-pressure environment of a dealership? While including the added benefit of social distancing for higher-risk shoppers, a (mostly) virtual buying experience can often save you time, money and unwanted stress.

In a Writer’s Note first printed on February 11, 2009, I noted, “I found the following essay in our 15 year-old’s room one morning recently as I was waking him up. Randall had written it for an English assignment. I think it voices the thoughts of many young teenagers.

In my last exciting installment, we discussed the bewildering choices of video streaming services, price gouging from Netflix, and a few ways of lowering your monthly payout and blood pressure. I mentioned that there is an alternative to all this that I believe is going to become more popula…

Dear Athletic Support: My son has mentioned quitting baseball a couple of times over the last month. We’re not even in the thick of the travel ball season yet, but I know it’s coming. All those tournaments in the heat. All those never-ending weekends spent in hotel rooms, our sunburnt cheeks…

I love our clients.  I love what I do and sometimes, when I see the same question asked over and over, I try to answer that question here.  

As of October 2021, there were 64 million people enrolled in Medicare. A large majority of agents who assist Medicare beneficiaries are upstanding, ethical people. But Medicare is no different than any other industry. Where there is opportunity, there will be scam artists.

Writer’s note: As part of the Cat & Kids’ 20th Anniversary celebration series, I wrote this column in October, 2006.  I am blessed to still have this type of love. Remember, finding it, making it, keeping it takes time.

One of the most common questions we are asked is “Does Medicare cover dental and vision?” We are asked this question so often because of a couple of reasons. Typically, while we are on employer coverage, we have the option to take out dental and vision plans as supplemental insurance. Of cou…

A recent study found that Gen X (42 to 57 years old) is the least likely generation to know when they want to retire and how much money they’ll need to do so. The typical Gen X household has about $64,000 saved for retirement — not nothing, but not enough to generate a lot of income. It also…

If a person is hurt by an Uber driver or a Lyft driver remember that there are things to do to increase your recovery.  

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When your teenager is ready to drive, finding the right car is a vital decision. The right car can help your teen make wise decisions on the road and help protect them in case of a crash. Some of the factors you’ll want to consider are safety, reliability and price.

It seems like potential cuts to Medicaid are all over the news lately. People who confuse Medicare and Medicaid are obviously concerned. This is easy to do because they both can be related to a person’s health insurance. Although they coordinate in many ways, they are two distinctive programs.