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    Saugus School District Likely To Look At Bond Measure Next Year

    Saugus Union School District officials likely take a look next year at a school bond measure to address needs districtwide

    Unemployment Rates Fall Slightly Across Nation

    The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has released it's employment situation summary for the month of July. Unemployment is generally down. Specifically, employment is up retail trade, food services, financial activities and wholesale trade.

    Real Estate & Market Report: April 12, 2013

    Fred ArnoldBY FRED ARNOLD
    Joke: A new business was opening and one of the owners friends wanted to send flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card; it said "Rest in Peace". The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was ,the florist said. "Sir, Im really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry you should imagine this: somewhere there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying, "Congratulations on your new location."

    The stock market this week has continued its recent consistent pattern of hitting new record highs. The pattern has lasted since last week and had been gaining momentum almost daily however on Friday it is possible the rising pattern may take a breather.

    The Credit Score System, Understanding The Game

    BY C. Crudele

    The best way to understanding the credit score system is to look at it like a game.  Like any game, know what your objective is (like getting the ball in the basket), the rules, and most importantly what are the penalties. Creditors created this game, with the objective to make more money. We play, hoping to stretch our income and maybe even save money.  But, creditors are at an advantage.

    Arif M. Halaby, President and CEO of Total Financial Solutions, Inc. says, “Creditors believe they can ‘guess’ our likelihood to pay by looking at our past payment habits.” This “likelihood” causes them to risk or not risk loaning us money.

    Michael Green Tax & Financial: Save Money With The Child Tax Credit


    Raising children can be expensive. However, when Congress passed the Fiscal Cliff Agreement in January 2013, the Child Tax Credit was put in place for five years, locking it in from 2012 to 2016. As you file your tax return, it’s worth learning more about the Child Tax Credit, which has the potential of lowering what you owe the IRS.       

    The Child Tax Credit may be worth as much as $1,000 per qualifying child depending upon your income. There are seven tests that must be met to claim this tax credit. According to the IRS, here’s what you need to know about this tax credit.

    IRS Plans January 30 Tax Season Opening For 1040 Filers

    Michael L. Green

    Good news on the horizon for tax filers. According to the IRS, following the long awaited January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service announced the opening of the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on January 30.