Facing foreclosure can be overwhelming and scary, but if you take the right steps, you may be able to keep your home and save your credit. The following information is provided to help you better understand loan modifications. Loan Modifications Overview A loan modification is one of the best options available to both homeowners and […]
Month: February 2023
The history and culture of pricked ears
People have been decorating and making changes to the appearance of their bodies since recorded history began. This has taken many forms over the centuries, including tattoos, piercings, lifts, scars, branding, muscle sculpting, hair styling, and many more, and for almost as many different reasons. Historically, the three main purposes for these forms of body […]
Wingfoot Air Express – The First Airship Disaster
On Monday, July 21, 1919, the Wingfoot Air Express (owned by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company) crashed into the Illinois Trust and Savings Building in Chicago, with the loss of 13 lives. This was the worst airship disaster in the US until the Zeppelin airship, Hindenburg, crashed in 1937. Of the 13 who died, […]
Foreclosures: What You Need to Know
Highway signs and online advertisements can commonly be found saying things like “We buy houses.” These ads are typically from real estate investors looking to get a property at a discount, such as a property headed for foreclosure. A foreclosure, often referred to as REO or bank ownership, is a type of distressed property that […]
How to improve your credit score: what to do and what not to do
What is the credit score? It is a statistical number based on your credit history, payment habits and other financial data collected from the financial institution by the rating agencies. Your credit score is an indicator of your creditworthiness. The rating agency collects this data based on a key or unique identifier, such as Permanent […]
Jimmie Johnson captures his first Nextel Cup championship! SCI November 20 Issue
Jimmie Johnson wins the first championship The math was easy. All he had to do was finish 12th or better, and the championship would be his. That’s what everyone was telling Jimmie Johnson before the Ford 400 yesterday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That sounds easy for a team that has averaged a top 2 finish in […]
Puerto Rico – A jewel of the Caribbean
Puerto Rico is considered by some as the best island in the Caribbean and by others as the best destination for weddings. The island offers a wide variety of recreational options ranging from coastal venues and ocean activities to inland adventures beyond its shores. Explore the beautiful landscapes of Puerto Rico, hundreds of years of […]
Writer as a sadist: torture your characters!
I wrote my first novel ninja of 512in just three days. While that figure makes me sound pretty masochistic, I’m here today to talk about the flip side of masochism and why all writers need to be sadistic when it comes to their characters. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from reading great books, it’s […]
High Flying Stock: L International Computers, Inc. The Next DELL?
L International Computers, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the pink sheets with the stock symbol LITL. According to a recent press release, the company designs, manufactures, markets and distributes opulent, high-performance PC/Windows© laptops, desktops, workstations and servers. In addition, the company claims it also produces the largest and most spectacular personal and professional […]
Selected for a Business Personal Property Tax Audit – Now What?
The real estate implosion has been devastating to local government budgets. Property taxes, once the most stable source of local government revenue, are on a downward trend as property values decline. As a result, an increased number of personal property audits are taking place to generate much-needed revenue. If your business has been selected for […]