Texas appeals court says schools can mandate masks

Buy a Franchise Make Money or Get Ripped Off?

Many franchises offer a road to riches, is this fact or fiction? Want to know if they are telling the truth? Want to know what to look for?

The Insurance Take on Driving Faster Than the Speed Limit

In a state-wide effort to curb dangerous driving habits, the State of New York has designated the first week in August as “Speed Week”. What is Speed Week? Speed Week involves a focused campaign against the perils of driving too fast as well as other forms of distracted driving. While the anti-speeding program enforced by the particular state’s police may be concentrated on those that drive in NY, the message should resonate all over the United States: Drive slower and drive safer!

Is Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Move to Reduce Capital Gains Taxes Naive or Genius?

The Treasury Secretary is studying the ramifications of reducing capital gains taxes on investments like stocks, bonds and real estate, by taking into account inflation before levying taxes on investors selling those assets. Capital gains currently are figured by subtracting original asset purchase prices from current sale prices without adjusting for inflation. Notwithstanding the economic merits of such a proposal, the politics of doing this and doing it now seem to be ill-advised. Or perhaps it’s a stroke of pure genius.

Back to School – Back to Business!

I don’t know about you, but my social media feed has been filled with back to school photos from family and friends. My kids are older, and back to school has lost the fun it used to have, but I love seeing my friends reach the milestones I did!

Real Estate Representation: Understanding Material Statements

Real estate Licensed Salespersons must abide by certain, specific, guidelines, in terms of ethics, integrity, and service. However, since, for example, a Listing Agent, owes his allegiance, to his client, as well as abiding by the laws regarding real estate, there are instances, where there might be, some confusion, about where one’s loyalty to his client starts and begins, as well as ends. This fine – line, often centers upon, whether a specific piece of information, is relevant, in terms of being, material, and what that means and represents.

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