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NERDWALLET: The 'good enough' home may be just perfect

August 22, 2019

By Barbara Marquand NerdWallet Constructed from aspirational Instagram feeds and reality TV, the dream home floats in the imagination like a castle in the sky but dissolves in the rain of hard numbers. Chasing the dream can lure buyers to ...

EXPERT WITNESS ... (continued)

August 22, 2019

(continued) In understanding the root cause of supply-change and its corresponding effect on cost, the odd variable out is technology. We generally consider an increase in technology as an improvement and a cost-reducer. Naturally, we do not expect an improvement ...

EXPERT WITNESS: Sufficient affluence/sustainable economy in Detroit - Economics for everyone (part six)

August 22, 2019

By John F. Sase, Ph.D. Gerard J. Senick, chief editor Julie Sase, copyeditor "Education can help us only if it produces 'whole men.' The truly educated man is not a man who knows a bit of everything, not even the man who knows all the details of all subjects ...

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: A celebration of love

August 22, 2019

This past week I traveled to Wisconsin to celebrate my first cousin's 50th wedding anniversary. I was at her wedding 50 years ago. In fact, I officiated at it. Bev, my cousin and her twin sister, Barb and younger sister Bonnie all had a very positive influence ...

NERDWALLET: How to mess up a variable annuity

August 22, 2019

By Liz Weston NerdWallet Variable annuities are complex insurance products - so complex that what people actually buy and what they think they're buying may be quite different. Those misunderstandings can end up costing them, or their heirs, a lot of money. For ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

August 22, 2019

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel recently announced Children and Youth Services Division Chief Veneshia Cezil is being appointed as bureau chief in charge of the Attorney General’s Criminal Justice Bureau. The Criminal Justice Bureau includes the ...