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This week, the average age of cars on the road right now is almost 11 years old. People are keeping there cars longer and that really puts an emphasis on maintaining your car as best as possible. And being able to show those maintenance records when you go to sell your vehicle can greatly increase your chances of selling your vehicle faster.
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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.
Morning Team Bloomberg reporter Courtney Donohoe is a Brooklyn native and self proclaimed Louisville/Rick Pitino fan. Today she joins the "Bull Session" to offer some places that aren't so "touristy" for Cardinal fans heading to the final (as we know it) Big East Tournament. Some of her picks?
115 cardinals resume their effort today to elect a pope. Today's round of voting--four ballots are likely. CBS News Steve Futterman is in Rome and joins Tony.
**TONY'S INTERVIEW WITH DR. DUDEK WAS PRE-EMPTED FOR PAPAL COVERAGE** LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW IN IT'S ENTIRETY
After a week of President Obama extending lunch and dinner invites to congressional Republicans, ahead of the next budget battle, party leaders are expressing cautious optimism about the president being sincere - not just leading a so-called charm offensive. The invitations appear to be a change in political tactics for Obama, who since elected in 2008 has largely avoided courting Congress, preferring as of late to instead make his case to the public with campaign-style events. He also plans to keep up the effort this week with three scheduled trips to Capitol Hill to visit Democrats and Republicans in both chambers, a likely effort to broker a “grand bargain” on tax and spending instead of another short-term fix. "I hope that this is sincere," Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, who had lunch Thursday with Obama at the White House, told “Fox News Sunday.” “We had a very good, frank exchange. But the proof will be in the coming weeks as to whether or not it's a real, sincere outreach to find common ground." Obama’s apparent courtship follows $85 billion in spending cuts this year that kicked in March 1 and before the next deadline, March 27, when the current short-term budget extension expires and a government shutdown looms. Can there be compromise on the budget? Or is a Government shutdown a real possibility? Associate Professor of Political Science at Hofstra University Carolyn Dudek
The Iroquios Amphitheater provides some great summer entertainment. Tomorrow, the Metro Council will vote on a $22,000 appropriation for Neighborhood Development Funds for the Iroquois Amphitheater. The funding will help support free events as the Amphitheater celebrates its 75th Birthday. Since 2007, NDF have funded “Free Movies Under the Stars” during the summer. The effort led by Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15)aims to increase summer events while bolstering the surrounding community and it's businesses. She joins Tony to talk about this the Amphitheater's continuing importance to our local community.
Ryan budget targets Obamacare, oil drilling. The House Republican budget will balance in 10 years by increasing oil drilling, repealing President Obama's health care law, changing Medicare, overhauling welfare and rewriting the tax code. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan peeled back the curtain of his budget framework in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Monday night. With Tony is politico's Katie Glueck
A plume of black smoke billowed from the Vatican on Tuesday and again this morning, indicating cardinals have not yet chosen a successor for Pope Benedict XVI on the first day of conclave. The cardinals now return to the Vatican's Santa Marta hotel for the night. They return to the Apostolic Palace for Mass Wednesday morning and a new round of voting. Beginning Wednesday, the cardinals will cast four ballots a day – twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon. Earlier Tuesday, the 115 cardinals tasked with electing a new pope were locked in the Sistine Chapel, marking the start of conclave. Monsignor Guido Marini, master of liturgical ceremonies, closed the double doors after shouting "Extra omnes," Latin for "all out," telling everyone but those taking part in the conclave to leave the frescoed hall. Conclave voting entails each cardinal writing his choice on a rectangular piece of paper inscribed with the words "Eligo in summen pontificem" — Latin for "I elect as Supreme Pontiff." With Tony today is The University of Scranton Theology Professor / Benedict scholar / author, Church, State and Society: Introduction to Catholic Social Doctrine" (Catholic University Press) Brian Benestad