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If you really think about it…

Holy Moly, what a last year this has been huh? If I would have fallen asleep 8 years ago and woke up today and you told me Donald Trump was president, I wouldn’t be more surprised if I woke up and my head was sewn to my pillow. Or should I be surprised…… The US government and its citizens are like parents and children in which one or two kids are always crying that one of the other ones is being treated better and there is an...

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Freedom House Launches Online Fundraiser
Mar01

Freedom House Launches Online Fundraiser

  Major Reduction in Annual Support Places Services at Risk Southwest Detroit’s Freedom House – which houses and helps refugees from other countries seeking asylum in the USA – has launched an online campaign to raise $100,000 by April 1. The effort aims to offset the elimination of much of the organization’s annual funding, which could result in its reducing services, even closing. “Freedom House saves lives,” says Executive...

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Just Another Thing to Watch Out For
Oct01

Just Another Thing to Watch Out For

By John Catoni “Hello, this is Jim Smith calling from the Internal Revenue Service please contact us immediately about your outstanding tax debt or you will be arrested and a law suit will be filed against you” This type of phone call could send people into cardiac arrest and straight into panic mode and lead them to frantically call the number back to do whatever is necessary to avoid trouble with the IRS. News flash! The...

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We all have one common bond…

By John Catoni Compassion, empathy, understanding, being helpful to those in need, not discriminating based on race, religion, gender etc., just an overall consideration of others and work ethic. These are the things that supposedly are applicable to every person in the United States. This common bond of being understanding and respecting everyone, should be what unites us all together and is something that applies to all of us,...

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Come on State of Michigan Give Us Some Credit
Jul07

Come on State of Michigan Give Us Some Credit

By John Catoni Ahhh Summer! Man I love summer. The heat, the long days, kids off school having fun, everything about it. Winter, spring, and fall, you can have ‘em. The change of seasons is almost as overrated as Brett Favre. However, there is one downer of summertime, paying your summer property taxes. Wait a minute you say, the State of Michigan will help ease the pain of paying my taxes by giving me a Homestead Property Tax credit....

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Are 529 college savings plans a good way to save for college?
Jul07

Are 529 college savings plans a good way to save for college?

By Chuck Belfiori Answer: Yes, they can be an excellent way to save for college. College savings plans are established by states and typically managed by an experienced financial institution designated by the state. Each plan has slightly different features. A 529-college savings plan lets you save money for college in an individual investment account that offers federal tax advantages. You (or anyone else) open an account in your...

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