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10 Reasons to Buy a House and stop paying rent

March 2013

Why buy a House instead of Renting (Page 1-3)


15 Reasons to buy instead of Rent (Page 4-5)


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1. You can ramp up energy efficiency.

Energy-efficient  improvements, from adding insulation to upgrading your air conditioning  unit, can reduce your monthly utility bill, says Jane Hodges, author of  the new book Rent Vs. Own. While renters can make plenty of  green improvements on their own, from unplugging appliances to turning  off lights, homeowners can make bigger changes, such as adding solar  panels or installing an energy-efficient roof. (Of course, a renter  living in a one-bedroom apartment likely uses far less energy than a  homeowner in a three-bedroom house, so size can trump energy  improvements.)

2. You can customize your space.

Whether  you need to knock down a wall to make a larger master bedroom or redo  the bathroom to reflect your Art-Deco tastes, owning the space you live  in means you have the freedom to do so, without worrying about losing  your security deposit.

3. Homeowners buy less furniture.

"Often  when you're renting you need custom furniture that fits the space,"  says Hodges, such as room dividers for a loft or miniature furniture to  fit into a basement apartment. "When people move a lot, they can end up  buying a lot of furniture," she says. If you buy a home and settle in  for the long haul, you can likely purchase a few pieces that will stick  around.

4. Owning a home forces you to save.

The  so-called "forced savings" argument is a widely-held one: Since  homeowners have to pay their mortgage every month, they are routinely  putting money away (and into their house, which they own), instead of  squandering it on new shoes or fancy meals. Then, if you eventually sell  your home after the mortgage is paid off, there's a good chance that  "you'll walk away with a payoff," even after subtracting the costs of ownership,  says Hodges. (Of course, homeowners who face foreclosure or declining  home values often find themselves without such equity to show for their  monthly mortgage payments.)



5. Homeownership allows you to build a second income stream.


From  taking in a renter in a spare bedroom to renting out driveway space to  commuters, Hodges says homeowners are increasingly finding ways to  monetize their homes. In cities with scant green space, some homeowners  even rent out small patches of grass for people who want to grow  vegetables


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6. No landlord can kick you out.

Renters  can face an unexpected eviction notice if their landlord suddenly  decides to sell the home, rent to someone else, or otherwise end the  lease. That's one reason Boston University economics professor Laurence  Kotlikoff says that for older people with a fixed income in particular,  he recommends homeownership (and a paid-off mortgage). "It's important  for older people to be in a home that they own as security against a  landlord," he says.

7. In fact, you don't have to speak to a landlord, ever again.

Landlords  can take ages to fix a broken dishwasher, let the air vents fill with  dust and particles, or leave pesky messages about repairs. If you're the  homeowner, then you're in charge—which means you have to be home when  the plumber calls, but the plumber reports to you. (And, of course, you  also have to pay the plumber.)

8. Unlike rent, a fixed mortgage can't go up (even if inflation does).

Fixed mortgage rates don't go up, even if the cost of everything else does. To protect yourself, Jack Otter, author of Worth It… Not Worth It? suggests  making a 20 percent down payment and taking out a 30-year fixed  mortgage to lock in today's low interest rates. "Mortgage rates haven't  been this low since GIs were heading home from France. Lock in a low  monthly payment, and you've just taken a huge step in protecting your  family against inflation," he writes.

9. Homeowners can take tax deductions.

The  chief tax benefit of homeownership is the ability to deduct mortgage  interest payments, but the perks don't stop there. Homeowners can also  deduct eligible expenses (certain energy-efficient improvements, for  example) and in some cases can avoid federal taxes on earnings from the  sale of a home.

10. You can take advantage of currently low interest rates and prices.

Interest  rates remain at historical lows, and at the same time, home prices in  many areas remain soft. Trulia points out that deals are especially  appealing in suburban areas, compared with the more expensive cities.  Overall, Trulia says, asking prices on homes went down 0.7 percent over  the last year, while rents went up by 5 percent.

Of course, buying isn't for everyone. If you might move soon, or you want the flexibility to upgrade your digs  with just a month's notice, or your job outlook is uncertain, then  renting can be ideal. Hodges says potential buyers should first consider  the transaction costs of homeownership, which can add up quickly,  especially if a buyer doesn't plan to stay put for very long.

"During  the bubble, people were looking at homes as a tool to make money," says  Hodges. Now, they just see it as a place to live.

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15 Reasons To Stop Eating Meat


Health Reasons:

1. Lower risk of cancer. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has reported that vegetarians are less likely to get cancer by 25 to 50 percent.

2. Lower risk of heart disease. Researchers Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn have a program that includes a vegetarian diet and is currently one of the few programs that has been proven to reverse heart disease. A vegetarian diet reduces cholesterol.

3. Lower risk of osteoporosis. Studies have shown that too much protein in our diet causes loss of bone calcium. Meat eaters generally get far more protein than they need or can use.

4. Lower risk of kidney and gallstones. The calcium leached from the bones by the body's efforts to neutralize the acids produce by too much protein intake can end up forming kidney stones and gall stones.

5. Factory farmed animals carry disease. According to the FDA poultry is the number one source of food-borne illness. Despite the heavy use of pesticides and antibiotics, up to 60% percent of chickens sold at the supermarket are infected with live salmonella bacteria. Approximately 30% of all pork products are contaminated with toxoplasmosis. We are increasingly at risk from highly contagious diseases like Mad Cow Disease and Foot and Mouth disease in sheep and cattle.


Global meat consumption has increased from under 50 million tons annually to over 200 million tons in the last 50 years. The amount of animal manure produced in the U.S. is 130 times greater than the amount of human waste. This is causing more environmental and health problems than ever seen before. Here are 15 good reasons to stop eating meat (or at least cut down):

6. Factory-farmed animals contain toxic chemicals. Meat contains accumulations of pesticides and other chemicals up to 14 times more concentrated than those in plant foods. Half of all antibiotics used in the U.S. are used in farm animals and 90% of those are not used to treat infections but are instead used as growth promoters.

Environmental Reasons:

7. Inefficient use of agriculture. 70% of U.S. grain production is used to feed farm animals. The grains and soybeans fed to animals to produce the amount of meat consumed by the average American in one year could feed seven people for the same period.

8. Inefficient use of water. It takes 2640 gallons of water to produce one pound of edible beef. The water used to raise animals for food is more than half the water used in the United States.

9. Inefficient use of energy. Calories of fossil fuel needed to produce 1 calorie of protein in beef: 28. Calories of fossil fuel needed to produce 1 calorie of protein in soybeans: 2.

10. Environmental Pollution. Raising animals for food is the biggest polluter of our water and topsoil. Factory farm animal waste pollutes the ground and groundwater horribly.

11. Destruction of natural habitat. It takes more land to raise animals for food than it does to produce the equivalent nutritional value by raising edible plants. Rain forests are being destroyed to make room for huge cattle ranches. Coyotes and other animals are poisoned and shot by western cattle ranchers who consider federal land to be their land for grazing.



Animal Rights Reasons:


12. Animals on factory farms are over-crowded. They spend their brief lives in crowded and ammonia-filled conditions, many of them so cramped that they can't even turn around or spread a wing.


13. Animals on factory farms are tortured. Within days of birth, for example, chickens have their beaks seared off with a hot blade. Animals are hung upside down and their throats are sliced open, often while they're fully conscious.


14. Animals on factory farms are treated like machines. They are pumped up with drugs, fed their own waste and forced to grow or produce as fast as possible. They are subjected to 24-hour artificial lighting while being crammed into tiny cages one on top of the other to make it easier to harvest.


15. We don't need to eat animals! Most of us in the U.S. don't eat animals because we must in order to survive. We eat them because we want to. We are subjecting animals to torture, damaging the environment unnecessarily and subjecting ourselves to greater risk of disease just to satisfy a desire, not a need.



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Benifits Of Medical Marijuana

Heath Benefits of Medical Marijuana

When you look at the current political climate, it is not difficult to see why the government, namely the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), tends to reject the obvious benefits of medical marijuana. If one simply looks at the   enormous profits of a select few corporations who make a lot of money selling pharmaceutical drugs, it’s no wonder why they would not want to see any competition from a natural source.   In fact, the FDA still claims that there are no proven scientific studies that have found that medical marijuana has health benefits. We know this to be untrue, but it demonstrates the fight that medical marijuana supporters are up against to show the public that it is a very effective remedy for many illnesses and conditions. The following is a brief list sampling a few of the more serious conditions for which medical marijuana has been proven to be an effective remedy. When you consider the potential that marijuana has to help millions of people suffering from these illnesses, you could make a fair case for negligence on behalf of the FDA..

Chronic Pain   A large percentage of our population suffers from a broad condition known as “chronic pain.” This may include arthritis, back and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, scoliosis, migraines, multiple sclerosis and many others. Medical marijuana can work wonders in helping people deal with the symptoms of these conditions, and can even be much more effective than the average pain reliever.

Alzheimer’s disease Certain studies have found that medical marijuana, particularly active ingredient THC, can inhibit the formation of a primary pathological marker known as amyloid plaque. Because of this, it can have an enormous impact on   controlling and delaying the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.   Cancer   The THC within medical marijuana has been known to kill many types of cancer cells, specifically those in the brain. Through a process called autophagy, the cancer cells essentially destroy themselves. This process is prompted through the intake of THC.   In addition, some studies suggest that patients who have used marijuana for 5-10 years have been associated with significantly reduced risks of having a cell carcinoma, which typically results in cancer of the neck and/or head.


Lung Diseases   When it comes to lung cancer, researchers at Harvard University have found that THC can reduce tumor growth in the lungs by up to 50 percent, as well as reduce the ability for cancer to spread. This makes it an effective agent against lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).   Furthermore, marijuana, unlike tobacco, was found not to increase the likelihood of a person developing lung cancer. While inhaling any type of smoke does carry some risks, the benefits may outweigh those risks, according to these respected studies.

Lou Gehrig’s disease   Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is a deadly neurodegenerative disorder that entails the loss of motor skills throughout the body. Studies have shown that cannabinoids can help patients suffering from this disease by helping to delay its progression. When it comes to examining the effects of medical marijuana on a variety of ailments, it is important to do your research and make up your mind based on the facts. The truth is that medical marijuana is an effective, natural alternative to artificial pharmaceuticals, which have side effects that are often worse than the condition itself

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Keeping the kids entertained all summer can be an expensive endeavor. Check out these five Colorado ideas that won't break the bank.

1. Trail Ridge Road

Take an adventure on one of the world's best nature-made roller coasters, the ride along Rocky Mountain National Park's Trail Ridge Road. Open from Memorial Day to late autumn, the scenic byway — topping out at 12,183 feet above sea level — is the highest continuous paved road in the United States. Kids love being the first to spot a ptarmigan or bighorn sheep and wildflowers from every color in the rainbow.

2. U.S. Mint Tour

More than 50 million coins are produced each year at Denver's United States Mint. A behind-the-scenes tour details the history of money and the coin-stamping process, and kids are fascinated by the huge machines that count, sort and bag the coins. You'll

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also see the second-largest deposit of solid-gold bullion in the U.S. after Fort Knox. Be sure to book your U.S. Mint tour onlinein advance.

3. Take the Gondola to Mountain Village

Getting to Mountain Village is half the fun. The 13-minute ride from the floor of Telluride's cozy box canyon over the ridge to Mountain Village offers a panoramic view peppered with waterfalls, mountain peaks and the colorful old mining shacks in the town below. At the top, a handful summer activities await, including Adventure Rock bouldering, the St. Sophia Nature Center, a disc golf course and hiking and biking trails.

4. National Wildlife Refuges

Colorado is home to seven National Wildlife Refuges that are free and open to the public. The refuge system was created to conserve America's fish, wildlife and natural areas across the country. Visitors can spot everything from bison and moose to hawks and bald eagles living and nesting among some of the state's most spectacular scenery, and most offer educational and nature activities for kids from hikes and fishing ponds to lectures and interpretive displays. The Rocky Mountain Arsenal refuge just outside Denver recently opened a new visitor center, with a fun Learning Lab where kids can enjoy hands-on activities such as dissecting an owl pellet, looking inside a live bee tree and exploring wildlife dioramas.

5. South Park City Museum

In the 1950s, a preservation-minded group saw the once-booming South Park area (near Fairplay) fading away and asked the locals to scour their attics and barns for artifacts and relics from its past. More than 40,000 authentic 1880s heirlooms and artifacts turned up and were used to re-construct a town with 40 original buildings that imitate life as it was at the end of the 19th century. You can actually go inside most of the buildings, and there are very few "don't touch" signs. The museum welcomes kids under six for free.

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