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This week controversy over some UofL Basketball Autographs and an elementary school.
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PLAYLIST FOR FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
- Hooch - Everything
- For Those About To Rock - AC/DC
- Passion - Rod Stewart
- Tush - ZZ Top
- For The Love of Money - Queen Latifah
- Bust A Move - Young MC
- Run To The Hills - Iron Maiden
- Hillbilly Shoes - Montgomery Gentry
- High School Never Ends - Bowling For Soup
- Buddy Holly - Weezer
- Slide It In - Whitesnake
- Last Time In Paris - Queensryche
- Let My Love Open The Door - Pete Townshend
- Your Love - Outfield
- Slow Ride - Beastie Boys
- Gypsy Woman - Crystal Waters
- Peter Gunn - The Ray Hamilton Orchestra
- Get In Where You Fit In - Too Short
- Bangarang - Skrillex
- Monkey Business - Skid Row
It’s a new year and a popular resolution for many is to improve their financial situation. “Now is a great time to take stock of your financial well-being” says Navy Federal Credit Union President and CEO Cutler Dawson. For three years now I’ve been endorsing Navy Federal Credit Union. I put my name behind Navy Federal because I’ve been a member for 15 years.
For nearly 80 years Navy Federal has been serving the military with programs and services tailored to the military lifestyle and not offered to those outside the armed forces. Some of those services include (but aren’t limited to) outstanding free checking accounts and interest rates on auto loans and mortgages. Last year we were a pre-approved for a 2.99% auto loan for our new SUV.
2013 is a good time to map out a smart money strategy that doesn’t involve unnecessary fees and expenses other banks charge their members. For example Navy Federal’s active duty checking account is free and members can earn dividends as well as receive up to $20 in free ATM rebates each month. I don’t know about you, but if I found a $20 bill on the ground at the end of each month, I sure wouldn’t pass it up.
If you (or a family member) is currently serving in the military (even you DoD Contractors) I encourage you to visit navyfederal.org and see for yourself.
Navy Federal is financially solid and federally insured by the NCUA.
- WAVE3 Troubleshooter Eric Flack joins Tony each week to talk about the darker sides of stories in and around the metro. This week it's about the dangers of leaving your credit card receipts laying around.
-With the economy improving and still historically low mortgage rates, home ownership is regaining its edge over renting in America's 100 largest metropolitan areas, according to research conducted this summer by a real estate website. Favorable mortgage rates, tax deductions and time horizon affect the consumer's decision on whether to buy or rent in these metro areas. The Summer 2012 Rent vs. Buy Report released by Trulia found with a 3.5 percent mortgage, itemized deductions at the 25 percent federal tax bracket, and a seven-year time horizon, home ownership is cheaper by a wide margin than renting in all of the 100 largest U.S. metros. However, relative affordability depends largely on location. Home ownership affordability is highest in Detroit and lowest in Honolulu and San Francisco. "Despite the recent price rebound, rents continue to rise faster than prices, and mortga ge r ates are near record lows. Home ownership makes the most financial sense for people whose strong credit scores let them snag the lowest mortgage rate and who get the biggest benefit from deducting mortgage interest and property taxes from their income taxes," said Jed Kolko, Trulia's chief economist. Is it still truly cheaper to own? Real Estate Expert Barbara Van Poole joins Tony and Cindi.
- Strokes are becoming a growing problem for adults before they reach middle age. A new study shows that the number of adults under 55 who suffered a stroke climbed significantly over the past decade. The findings suggest many adults may want to start monitoring their heart health at earlier ages. Researchers reviewed a database of 1.3 million adults living in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky regions, looking to see the number of adults who suffered strokes between 1993 and 1994, and the 1999 and 2005 calendar years. They looked specifically at adults between the ages of 20 and 54, to see how stroke trends changed among this age group over the course of the study. They found the average age people suffered a stroke fell from 71 between1993-1994 to age 69 during 2005. A close r look showed that 13 percent of stroke sufferers were adults ages 20-54 during 1993-1994, but that number shot up to 19 percent for that age group during the 2005 calendar year. The study also found the stroke rate in young adults increased in African-Americans from 83 strokes per 100,000 people in 1993-94 to 128 strokes per 100,000 in 2005. In Caucasians, the stroke rate climbed from 26 strokes per 100,000 people in 1993-94 to 48 per 100,000 in 2005. "The reasons for this trend could be a rise in risk factors such as diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol," study author Dr. Brett Kissela, a professor of neurology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio, said in a written statement. He also said that increased use of MRI machines has led to better diagnosis of strokes. "Regardless, the rising trend found in our study is of great concern for public health," he noted. What is causing the increase in stroke risk in younger adults? What can be done to prevent stroke? How do you know if you are at risk? Family practitioner, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dr. Jelani Ingram chats with Tony today.
- Joining Tony is politico.com's James Hohman to discuss a new poll that shows the following:
- President Obama leading 1-point to Romney (49 percent to 48 percent)
- Romney leads 50 percent to 48 percent across battleground states (identified as Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin)
- Of the 86 percent of voters who watched the first presidential debate, three in four declared Romney the winner; only 16 percent thought Obama prevailed.
- Romney leads with independents by 8 points, 49 percent to 41 percent
- Obama still leads with women, 54 percent to 43 percent
- Regardless of who they're supporting, only 53 percent of voters now believe Obama will win the election (down from 61 percent before the first presidential debate).