As the late, great George Carlin once tried to remind us, "That's all your house is -- a place to keep your stuff." Fortunately for the real estate industry, his philosophy didn't gain too much traction in American society. People who can afford to own rather than rent generally do -- and even plenty of people who can't. But the process of transitioning from tenant to property owner is long, complicated, and filled with potential pitfalls. So in our ongoing Motley Fool Answers series covering major life events, this week, co-hosts Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp have asked financial planner Ross Anderson of Motley Fool Wealth Management -- a sister company of The Motley Fool -- to share some of his best advice. He and his wife purchased a home recently -- and your friendly hosts have done so, too -- so this podcast includes lessons learned from painful experience, as well as professional wisdom. Join them for a meandering walk through the process, from how to tell if you're ready … [Read more...] about So You Want to Buy a House: A Not-Quite-Step-by-Step Guide
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In November 2013, the president of the National Rifle Association, David Keene, was introduced as an honored guest at the conference of the Right to Bear Arms, a gun lobby in Moscow. “There are no peoples that are more alike than Americans and Russians,” Keene said. “We’re hunters. We’re shooters. We value the same kinds of things.” Keene underscored his friendship with Alexander Torshin, a top politician in the ruling party of Vladimir Putin; for the past three years, Keene said, “I’ve hosted your senator Alexander Torshin at the National Rifle Association’s annual meetings.” In words that now carry a darker connotation, Keene insisted, “We need to work together.” Torshin, now 64, is a roly-poly politician, perhaps five feet six, with thick glasses and a passion for borscht – “like medicine!” he once tweeted. A member of Putin’s right-wing United Russia party, he served in the … [Read more...] about Inside the Decade-Long Russian Campaign to Infiltrate NRA and Elect Trump
Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. It was from two small faces on a video monitor that Ansly Damus learned the trees outside his jail cell were turning colors. It was late October, and Damus, a 42-year-old former teacher from Haiti who legally claimed asylum at the border in 2016, had not been allowed outside in two years. The faces belonged to Melody Hart and Gary Benjamin, a couple in their 60s who for the past eight months had been making the hourlong drive from Cleveland to visit Damus nearly every week. They’d never seen him in person. Inmates in the Geauga County jail can only speak to friends and family through webcams, and Hart and Benjamin were sitting in a narrow room with 10 screens. The room was mostly empty, save for two other groups huddled around video monitors. As they talked to Damus, a timer on Benjamin’s cellphone counted down from 30 minutes, after which the video line would be cut. When Damus started his journey to … [Read more...] about Get In Line. Follow the Rules. Go to Jail.
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Photos: Miss Tennessee & Miss Tennessee Teen USA Finals Show Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo Miss Tennessee USA 2019 Savana Hodge and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2019 Bailey Guy, right, embrace after being crowned during the Miss Tennessee & Miss Tennessee Teen Finals Show at Austin Peay State University Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Clarksville, Tenn. Courtney Pedroza/The Leaf-Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Miss Davidson Co. USA Savana Hodge is crowned 2019 Miss Tennessee USA by Miss Tennessee USA 2018 Alexandra Harper and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2018 Sofie Grace Rovenstine during the Miss Tennessee & Miss Tennessee Teen Finals Show at Austin Peay State University Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Clarksville, Tenn. Courtney Pedroza/The Leaf-Chronicle Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Miss Greater Nashville Teen USA Bailey Guy is crowned 2019 Miss … [Read more...] about Miss Davidson County Savana Hodge crowned Miss Tennessee USA
Madison County's and NFC's football teams and Chiles' girls cross country team won state titles this fall, but that's nothing new for the Big Bend Well, that was a fun ending to the fall sports season. Shocking? Maybe a little. Madison County football team’s repeated as Class 1A state champion on Thursday, followed by North Florida Christian perhaps unexpectedly cashing in during the 2A title game on Friday. BEST EVER, AGAIN!: Madison County goes back-to-back for first time in program history EIGHT IS GREAT!: NFC captures another football state championship Both made history – the Cowboys becoming the first at its school to go back-to-back, and the Eagles winning ring No. 8 after a seven-year absence from a championship appearance. Now, we can fully move on to winter. But let’s first take a moment and appreciate what happened this fall. In my experience, we have a really fantastic area for high school sports, and there’s always some team to cheer … [Read more...] about Welcome to the 850: We end with state championships