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The holiday season is a time for joyous family gatherings, parties and festivities. However, the holidays can be stressful for many people. The high expectations for social gatherings, financial strain, and even having to spend time with family/relatives with whom there may be lingering issues can test our patience, our pocket-books and our self-control.
Every day of our lives, we make assumptions. We assume that the people we encounter regularly will behave in the manner to which we are accustomed. We assume that if we take care of our cars, they will get us to where we want to go. In fact, we need to make assumptions to bring order to our world. But in some parts of our life — such as investing — assumptions can prove dangerous.
The lawyer for Gov. Jan Brewer asked a judge late Friday to block dissident lawmakers from challenging the vote of the majority of their colleagues to expand Medicaid in Arizona.
A Chandler business is taking the plunge into the world of Bitcoin.
A free-market advocacy group claims that the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand the state's Medicaid program will immediately increase the number of people in the program by nearly 90 percent.
What exactly is an “inadequate” health insurance policy? It turns out that the answer to a seemingly innocuous question is key to our health care future, to what happens when Obamacare goes down.
The state's charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for two “dreamers” want to defend the lower resident tuition they and others pay for community college and sue Attorney General Tom Horne for trying to take it away.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
PHOENIX — A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed against federal officials connected with the botched Fast and Furious program by the parents of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
If you were born anywhere from 1982 to 2001, or within a few years of this range, you are considered a “Millennial.” As a member of this group, you share many things — cultural references, familiarity with technology, attitudes toward work and family — with others your age. And if you’re one of the “older” Millennials, you and your peers have something else in common — specifically, you have a good opportunity to launch investment strategies to help you save for the future.
Everybody loves veterans. But it often isn’t easy to be a veteran.
Chandler’s Excise Tax Revenue Obligations ratings recently were all reaffirmed by the three major credit rating agencies.
It's not unusual for your average 77-year-old man to lose some hearing in one ear.
“Gilbert Public Schools portion of my property tax bill is 72 percent of the total bill. NO OVERRIDE. They get enough of my money already.”
PHOENIX — Saying he's just following the law, Attorney General Tom Horne refused Monday to drop his lawsuit against community colleges that offer lower in-state tuition to students who qualify for the federal “deferred action for childhood arrivals” program.
A recent Bloomberg.com report showing college tuition in the U.S. has increased 538 percent since 1985 while medical care rose 286 percent during the same time span may surprise some, but not Chris Ordway. As a college funding adviser for the Phoenix-based non-profit HEFAR Group — an acronym for Higher Education Financial Aid Resources — Ordway works daily with families trying to plan for the high cost of sending their children to college.
The trains are rolling in, tour buses are pulling up and vehicles are moving steadily through the entrance gates of Grand Canyon National Park after Arizona struck a deal with the federal government to reopen the landmark tourist area.
Mesa residents who need more information about what it takes to become a homeowner can attend a free workshop on Oct. 19.
PHOENIX — Federal officials said Thursday they're willing to reopen national parks with state dollars — but only in a way that may make it financially impossible.
Goodwill of Central Arizona will hold four large job fairs this month, including two in the East Valley.
As you’re well aware, a partial government shutdown began Oct. 1. No matter what one’s views are on the political issues that led to this event, it’s probably fair to say that a shutdown is not particularly good news, on many fronts. Although essential services will continue, including Social Security and Medicare payments, other governmental functions will be disrupted, and hundreds of thousands of workers will be furloughed. So, as a citizen, you may well have concerns about the shutdown. But how will the shutdown affect you as an investor?
The smell of grass, the sound of sprinklers and the shade of three large ficus trees have all disappeared from Arthur and Jeananne Pastin’s yard. Instead, barrel cacti, red bird of paradise shrubs and palo verde trees sprout from gray- and brown-flecked granite gravel.
PHOENIX — The state is headed into another financial hole, the combination of already approved tax cuts and required annual spending increases.
PHOENIX — The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park said Thursday it will not reopen during the government shutdown, even if others come up with the operating cash.