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Story Behind Independence Day - 06/28/11 03:14 PM
While most of us are celebrating Independence Day on July 4th, there are still a few that have no idea of the IMPORTANCE of WHY THIS DAY IS SO SPECIAL. On July 4, 1776, ThomasJefferson, at the age of 33, laid the cornerstone of the United States of America through the Declaration of Independence declaring that the thirteen colonies be “Free and Independent States,” absolving from all allegiance to the British Crown of King George III The Declaration of Independence reads: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator (3 comments)
It’s That Time of Year Again! - 06/21/11 07:36 AM
Summer is here and so are the openings of many swimming pools, both public and private. Kids will be donning their swimming suits and water wings and rushing out to the pool…which is exactly what they should NOT be doing. “Walk, don’t RUN” rules need to be told to each child using the pool. Many serious accidents happen when kids run, slip and fall. Pool decks are mighty slippery. Another rule that must be followed is “NO glass in the pool area.” Plastic cups should be the only utensil allowed by the pool. And please keep the noise level down, for (3 comments)
Beware of Hijacked Mortgage Payments - 06/14/11 10:48 AM
I saw this article the other day and I wanted to pass this on. There seems to be a rise of con artists sending letters telling borrowers they should begin sending their mortgage payments to a fictitious company that has begun servicing their loans. By the time borrowers find out they've been had, they're out one or possibly two payments. Here’s how the scam works! By LewSichelman June 5, 2011 Reporting fromWashington— A simple scam aimed at hijacking just one or two mortgage payments from unwary homeowners is making the rounds once again. The scheme works like this: Con artists send (2 comments)
I was reading an article in RISMedia, and thought it would be a good idea to “pass this on” for better understanding. RISMedia, June 3, 2011—When it comes to private mortgage insurance (MI), there are several myths that exist that make buyers reluctant to consider a conventional loan with MI as an option when purchasing a home. One of the more common misconceptions is that cancelling MI is a difficult—not to mention time-consuming—process. The irony is that the majority of buyers don’t harbor those same beliefs or reservations about an FHA insured loan when, in reality, (6 comments)
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