Elderly Losing Homes for Owing a Few Hundred Dollars in Back Taxes

In what a new report is calling “a second nationwide foreclosure crisis,” homeowners, particularly the elderly, are losing their homes because they owe as little as a few hundred dollars in back property taxes.  At the same time, big banks and other investors are snatching up these homes for pennies on the dollar and reaping […]

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How Would Paul Ryan Change Medicare?

Last year, we reported that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) proposed a budget that would radically reshape Medicare and shift more costs to seniors and the disabled. At the time, we noted that “the plan may well become the Republican Party’s de facto platform in 2012.”  Little did anyone know that the plan’s architect would […]

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Legal DIY Web Sites Are No Match for a Pro, Consumer Reports Concludes

After road testing three leading Web sites that help you create your own will, power of attorney, and other important legal documents, Consumer Reports has concluded that none of the will-writing products is likely to entirely meet your needs unless your needs are extremely simple. The independent non-profit testing agency evaluated three online services: LegalZoom, […]

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