Obuse, Japan Fox Festival

This video is about the 17th annual Fox Festival held in Obuse, Nagano Prefecture, Japan every September.  Citizens from the Higashimachi neighborhood spend countless hours preparing for the festival, which has become an attraction for not only Obuse residents, but also for tourists from across the country. The video focuses on the  young fox bridegroom […]

America’s richest (and poorest) states – Yahoo Finance

Any idea how your state stacks up in the nation’s wealth rankings?  In addition to your state’s rank you can learn about its median household income, current population, unemployment rate, and poverty rate. H/T 24/7 Wallstreet   Source: America’s richest (and poorest) states – Yahoo Finance

7 assumptions about retirement: True or false? – Yahoo Finance

Are you prepared for retirement, or even thinking about it? The reality of these seven common assumptions might surprise you. For example, many believe that the Social Security system will be bankrupt by the time they retire.  The reality is that the system looks viable for the next two decades, and probably longer with appropriate […]

Retirees, should you rent or buy your home? – Yahoo Finance

When it comes to downsizing, should retirees buy or rent?  Although housing seems to be making a feeble recovery, at least in some parts of the country, there are no guarantees of long-term appreciation any more.  Rents are skyrocketing and commonly thought of as money “thrown out a window.”   What is a retiree to […]

Man shoots down drone hovering over house

A Kentucky man shot down a drone that had allegedly trespassed over his property and hovered over his house.  Do property owners have the right to protect their airspace privacy and, if so, what means can they use?  The number of such encounters is expected to rapidly increase as more and more amateur and corporate […]

How much $100 is really worth in each state

In a fascinating look at the cost of living in all 50 states and hundreds of metropolitan areas, the Tax Foundation shows exactly how much — and how little — 100 bucks is worth depending where you live. Source: How much $100 is really worth in each state

More older Americans are being buried by housing debt

The costs of living in the United States are rapidly outpacing any increases in income for those still in the workforce, but for those who have already left the rat race and are currently living on fixed incomes, the negative effects of eroding buying power are even more acute.  Many retirees are still treading water […]


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