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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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http://www.msf-usa.org/ - Motorcycle Safety Foundation
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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.
From CBS News' Mike Lyons on recent posturing by President Obama to combat a new N. Korean missile threat (STORY HERE):
Put this on the top of the "bad ideas for today" list. Aside from anti-ballistic missile technology being fundamentally destabilizing and causing your enemies to accelerate and improve their technology and tactics, we have also just elevated the North Korea nuclear missile program to a higher threat then before. This from a country that has never even had a successful launch of a conventional rocket, without even thinking about how they would weaponize it to then deliver it to our shores. We are going from 30 to 44, a whopping 14 more sites, and it's this that will make us all sleep more soundly at night. Here's an idea - improve the defenses of our commercial air fleet from surface to air missiles or MANPADS, which are weapons of mass destruction. Should a commercial airliner be shot down buy a surface to air missile, it would shut down the industry for weeks, paralyzing travel, bankrupting airlines, and instilling fear in everyone. Today's move plays great for politics, but in reality only makes the world more unstable." - Mike Lyons (CBS News Military Analyst)
He joins Tony to talk about it this morning
Applying for benefits under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could be as daunting as doing your taxes. The government's draft application runs 15 pages for a three-person family. An outline of the online version has 21 steps, some with additional questions. Seven months before the Oct. 1 start of enrollment season for millions of uninsured Americans, the idea that getting health insurance could be as easy as shopping online at Amazon or Travelocity is starting to look like wishful thinking. At least three major federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize your application. Checking your identity, income and citizenship is supposed to happen in real time, if you apply online. That's just the first part of the process, which lets you know if you qualify for financial help. The government asks to see what you're making because Obama's Affordable Care Act is means-tested, with lower-income people getting the most generous help to pay premiums. Once you're finished with the money part, actually picking a health plan will require additional steps, plus a basic understanding of insurance jargon. WIth Tony is President of Citizens Against Government Waste Thomas Schatz.