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2016 has been a year of major changes in the law, not the least of which is the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States which is still unfilled. Several decisions, including a major immigration case, have ended in a 4-4 tie, meaning the ruling defaults back to the Appellate court’s decision.

  • The New York Times has this breakdown – click here.
  • The Supreme Court Blog (SCOTUS) has this breakdown – click here.
  • USA Today has this breakdown – click here.

 

 

*This post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute any advice on behalf of Joshua Just, attorney.

If you are thinking about moving to New York City (NYC), you are not alone.  But affordable housing can be difficult to find.  Here is a breakdown of recent real estate trends by borough in the metropolitan area.

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Recently, New York City (NYC) mayoral candidates got candid in a blog published on The Real Deal.com. The mayoral hopefuls gave varying appraisals when it came to the pro-development efforts of the Bloomberg Administration. Bloomberg’s legacy will be a hard one to follow, particularly with the momentum of completed and ongoing development projects that seek to transform the city. Mayor Bloomberg’s development strategy was designed “to attract and retain businesses and stimulate job growth” in all five boroughs of NYC.  Although successful in some aspects, the mayor’s efforts are being confronted by the mayoral candidates.

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With universal health care bringing health insurance to the public’s attention in more ways than ever before, people are looking to medical discount card programs to help ease the burden of expensive health insurance costs.

A Medical Discount Card Program is similar to a dental or vision or prescription discount card, but promise discounts on a broader array of health care needs. A medical discount card program can be used for doctor visits, hospitalizations, laboratory testing, and other health care services. (more…)

Approximately 46 million people are uninsured in the United States and are greatly in need of affordable comprehensive medical care. The new health bill that was passed into legislation by the Obama Administration in March of 2010 is the most far-reaching health regulation since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. Of the 46 million who are uninsured in the United States, five groups could benefit the most from affordable health insurance. By 2019, the new health bill aims to expand health insurance to these five groups of Americans and to nearly 32 million people.

Five Groups of Americans who could Benefit the Most from Affordable Comprehensive Medical Care

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Approximately 46 million people are uninsured in the United States and are greatly in need of affordable comprehensive medical care. The new health bill that was passed into legislation by the Obama Administration in March of 2010 is the most far-reaching health regulation since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. Of the 46 million who are uninsured in the United States, five groups could benefit the most from affordable health insurance. By 2019, the new health bill aims to expand health insurance to these five groups of Americans and to nearly 32 million people.

Five Groups of Americans who could Benefit the Most from Affordable Comprehensive Medical Care

  1. 1. Age group: 18-24 – Americans, ages 18-24, are the age group that is the most uninsured and would benefit the most from affordable health insurance. Under Obama’s new health bill, this age group will now be allowed to stay on their parents’ policies until they turn 26. (more…)

hidden bankruptcy fees

Okay, you already know that filing for bankruptcy is a very serious decision and not one you should make without studying up on and considering alternatives for. When doing so, it’s important to remember that there is no quick fix to bankruptcy as there are countless hidden bankruptcy fees, lawyer’s fee structures, court costs and all around annoyances that are associated with this “simple” way of relieving your debt. Here’s an idea of some of the bankruptcy fees you should expect when filing for bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy Fees #1 – Lawyers’ Fee Structures

Attorney Billing Still Applies to Bankruptcy!

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If you watch the precious metal market (as I do) you might have read this Wall Street Journal article that the gold market in New York went up this week. Or maybe you just hear all those cash for gold advertisements flooding airwaves lately. Perhaps it has you wondering – why is the gold market on the rise?

Why is Cash for Gold on the Rise?

The issue has to do with our economic recession, and the fact that people are unsure what the future holds. Some economists argue that we’re in store for an inflationary period which will contribute to the devaluing of our currency. In times of inflation, even though money devalues, the value of the gold market does not fluctuate. Inflation has no effect on non-monetary items like gold and real estate, which could be used to secure goods if currency is unavailable.

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Alternative Energy Sources

The traditional energy industry is having a rough month. Two massive oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico are shaming the cries of “Drill, Baby, Drill” into near deafening silence. Meanwhile, recent disasters in Kentucky and West Virginia have spotlighted the dangerous conditions inherent in the coal mining trade. These crises only serve to remind us that opportunities in the alternative energy sources are out there, and their dance card is not full yet. But if you were looking seriously at renewable energy alternatives for the first time, where should you be investing? Here are three great alternative energy sources you should check out.

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Every week I’ll comment on a popular real estate article in the news. This week, I look into what the future of Big Apple real estate.

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