NY Times: Five Year Retirement Plan Must Consider Reverse Home Loan

A recent New York Times article offers a concise 5-year countdown-to-retirement plan, with the final year of the timeline being the time to –cautiously – consider a reverse mortgage. Offered as a way to make ends meet if you’re planning to stay in your current home, reverse mortgages are a “fourth- or fifth-tier line of…

Behind the Headline: Bil Musgrave

by ProPublica Bil Musgrave was just 54 years old when he was diagnosed with a rare cancer and given six months to live. He retired from his job as a coal miner in Warrick County, Ind., and focused on his treatment, which was covered by the lifetime health insurance provided to him by the Squaw…

Kam Chancellor essentially announces retirement due to neck injury

One of the most important players on the Seattle Seahawks and one of the best safeties in the league has unfortunately been forced to hang up the cleats. Kam Chancellor announced his retirement, or something close to it, on Sunday. It’s due to a neck injury he suffered during the 2017 season. It’s “something close…

Citigroup to reimburse $335 million to charge card clients

Citigroup to refund $335 million to credit card customers 2018-07-01T15:29:47Z2018-07-01T15:32:43Z Citigroup to refund $335 million to customers who may have been overpaying interest on their credit card. By KEN SWEETAP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Citigroup said Friday it plans to refund $335 million to a group of customers who may have been overpaying…

Amazon Key: Crossing the Line or Making Lives Easier? – Platinum Home Mortgage

It comes to no surprise that 98% of consumers shop on Amazon (at least sometimes), and 48% of them have an Amazon Prime account. Now, Amazon users aren’t just using the retail giant to purchase the fast, 2-day shipping of everyday items. Some say Amazon has taken complete control over the lives of consumers (and the…

11 Fantastic Books to Feed Your Mind Over the Summer season

Summer suggests long, languid afternoons spent at the pool, in a hammock, or on getaway. People enjoy the chance to work minimized hours, have a look at psychologically, and spend hours regaining their energy in the warm sun. But does all this glamorous laziness have unfortunate consequences?For kids, it definitely does: The Colorado Department of…

Long time Hopewell School principal Tim Riggs nearing his retirement

PRIOR TO THE END OF THE SCHOOL season, a special assembly was held at Hopewell Elementary School honoring principal Tim Riggs who is retiring, but not before accepting another assignment at Bradley County Schools. Contributed photo “I’ve prayed for the past year or two for peace about retiring. Last year, I almost did, but I…

Supreme Court guidelines for American Express in credit card case

WASHINGTON (AP)– The Supreme Court handed American Express a win Monday in a claim over rules it troubles merchants who accept its cards. Under their agreements, merchants who accept American Express normally can’t encourage clients to utilize other charge card. That’s even though Visa and MasterCard typically charge merchants lower costs. However American Express avoids…