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(BPT) - With summer bringing the celebration of our country’s freedom and a bit more flexibility in our hectic schedules, it’s also a time to reflect on the American dream: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For many Americans, that means seeking success and prosperity by building their own business.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:
My children are starting to leave home and start their independent adult lives. What are the top five pieces of advice you offer to young adults newly on their own?
When it comes to dealing with real estate in Northwest Tucson, it’s either the best of times or the worst of times, depending on whether you’re a buyer or a seller.
We’ve heard that Congress passed a number of new laws to protect home loan applicants against unfair and deceptive home-mortgage products and lenders. What are they, and do they really help?
We have heard terrible things about adjustable rate mortgages. Are they so bad?
The economy is really bad and several of my competitors have gone out of business in the past year. How can I strengthen my small business to prevent it from closing?
What current financial trends will likely affect my business in 2011?
What does “Prime Rate” mean?
What is the current insurance limit offered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on bank deposits, and how can I find out my bank’s stability and whether my accounts are safe there?
I would like to refinance my existing mortgage, but I have heard from friends that it is a waste of time because home values have dropped and the requirements are now very strict.
Question: I own a business and have not needed, before now, to apply for a loan. If I did obtain a business loan from my bank, would I be taking on any obligations beyond making the scheduled payments?
Question: "How does a home equity line of credit work?"
El Ndoye always knew about the street kids of Senegal.
"I want my money close to me, but my husband and I have worked with a large bank for more than 30 years. Is it easy to switch to a local, community bank?"
What questions might you have for a banker? Inquiries about home, vehicle, education or personal loans? Questions about investments, annuities, savings accounts, bonds, tax-deferred instruments?
Do kids a big favor, and be parent to them
Hughes Federal CU grew assets, savings during 2009
Why do people live in Northwest Tucson?
John Lewis, president of Southern Arizona Community Bank, has been named to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's advisory committee on community banking.
New officers at Mutual of Omaha Bank
A Tucson community bank president has been elected chairman of the Arizona Bankers Association.
The average office has hundreds of times more bacteria than a toilet seat. The “enter” button on your office fax machine is probably a rank stew of vile bacteria. And here’s a controversial bit — women spread more germs in the workplace than men.
A bunch of gadgets and gizmos lined the table — an old telephone, some chimes and hand-bells, and a small door hinged to a small box, among other things.