Archive for September, 2012

So…do the 47 percent of households that don’t pay taxes vote for Democrats? That’s what some conservative pols are saying.  Supposedly, these moochers are hooked on government benefits that the Democrats ladle out. As Pennsylvania State Representative Darryl Metcalfe put it, they’re the “people that are living off the public dole, living off their neighbors’ hard work.” […]

I’ve always thought that part of the struggle to pay for college comes from the ingrained belief that you should stretch for the “best” schools, or “dream schools,” regardless of the size of the loans you’ll have to take on. But students can get a fine education at all kinds of schools, including those with low net […]

When the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, I wrote a DimeSpring post on what it means to you — you can check it out there. I  have a thought to add, since Mitt Romney told “Meet the Press” last Sunday that he favored the law’s intent to cover people with preexisting conditions. He promptly walked  that comment […]

You can catch me on DimeSpring, a new personal finance website that will launch this month. It’s aimed at families who are trying to figure out how to cover all the things they need — savings, insurance, homeowning, college, retirement accounts – and how to get the most from the money they invest. On DimeSpring, […]

As anyone checking this website knows, I haven’t added a new post since June, 2011. I vanished because my husband, Carll Tucker, and I started an internet business, which (no surprise) took up all our waking hours. Now, the business is doing great and we’ve hired some talented management. So I’m back to posting again, and […]

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