What about the War on Men?

“Lots of people are talking about the ‘war on women’ these days, but what about the war on men?” “The war on men? This is going to be good.” “Look, if you ask me, this ‘war on women’ thing is mostly just a difference of opinion. Some people think the government should pass more laws…

Timing the American Experience Just Right

My parents’ generation timed it just right. Born in the thick of the Great Depression, they were taught from an early age how to pinch a penny. Though they were little at the time, they experienced the sacrifices of World War II. My father was drafted and served two years in the Army during the…

Obamacare’s Medicare Scam

America’s senior citizens deserve to enjoy their golden years in security rather than be faced with the uncertainty of having their beloved Medicare benefits yanked away thanks to provisions within the Democratic Party’s darling, Obamacare. Mathematicians Congressional Democrats are not. Democrats failed to inform seniors nearly half of Obamacare‘s cost would be funded initially by…

My Father’s 1959 Tax Return

I stumbled upon my father’s 1959 income tax return a few years ago. How I long for the simplicity he enjoyed when he filed that year’s taxes. For 1959, my father paid a measly 5 percent in federal taxes, even though his name wasn’t Rockefeller. How did he do it? It was easy. For a…

The Political Winners of 2011

The intensity of the news cycle has produced more news coverage but less analysis of trends. Fortunately, the end of the calendar year provides both a calm period of time and the necessary reflective mood to enable one to take stock of what occurred over the past year. The best way to predict the future…

Over 62? Check Out a Reverse Mortgage

Reverse mortgages can make sense but it is important to understand all of the facts.   The Reverse Mortgage has become a more and more popular since the huge build-up in home equity over the past 10 years.   The concept has become a viable retirement vehicle for older home owners who want to utilize…