Here are benefits to refinancing your mortgage
While your mortgage interest is tax deductible, a lower mortgage payment or cutting back on the number of years on your note is a great idea if you haven’t done so recently. Nathan Mersereau, certified financial planner and CEO of Planning Alternatives, said rates this low make it imperative to at least look into financing. If you have the opportunity to refinance, lowering your monthly mortgage payment is going to save you money that you can immediately put in your pocket or apply to your goals,” Mersereau said. Why it’s important to have your personal financial paperwork in orderREAD: Year End Money: Why calculating your net worth is importantThe Dollar Stretcher editor and founder Gary Foreman said there are many things to consider when refinancing your mortgage. Their rates may be a lot cheaper than the rates that you got when you first bought your car.”Watch the full report in the video above.
Romeo dealership employee’s apparent joy ride in customer’s car under investigation
Romeo, Mich. – An employee of Elder Ford of Romeo was allegedly caught on dashcam video trying to intimidate drivers in a customer’s retired police vehicle. At one point, the employee allegedly waited for a car to pass, made an illegal U-turn and accelerated behind a car, imitating an officer about to pull over a driver. Elder Ford of Romeo responded to the allegations on Facebook, saying they’re not “taking the video and actions involved very serious. READ: Warren City Hall closes amid spike in cases of COVID-19The customer dropped off the vehicle on Friday to have a recall of the suspension serviced. Elder Ford of Romeo said the employee no longer works at the dealership.
Ex-UAW president Dennis Williams pleads guilty in embezzlement scheme
Dennis Williams is the latest senior leader at the UAW to plead guilty in the government’s investigation of corruption in the union’s upper ranks. The probe has resulted in the convictions of 11 people, including another former president, Gary Jones, plus a late official’s spouse. But I deliberately looked away.”More than $22,000 in union money was used to rent a villa for Williams for a four-month period in 2016-17, the government said. Williams “put his personal and self-interest above that of our members and this union,” the UAW said Wednesday. Jones, who was president for about 18 months, pleaded guilty in June.
Ypsilanti clinic to offer free car repairs to help prevent dangerous police interactions
According to the group, the clinic is meant to help community members avoid traffic stops that could potentially result in serious consequences like deportation, or even death. These outcomes can be avoided by preventing the traffic stops themselves, and thats what we hoped to do with this clinic, said organizer Jonah Hahn. The new clinic was created amid a national racial crisis sparked when a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, a Black man, earlier this year. A police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, in the back seven times on Aug. 23, leaving him paralyzed. Officials say social distancing and public health guidelines will be followed at the clinic to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Henry Ford Museum to reopen in phases after COVID-19 shutdown
DEARBORN, Mich. The Henry Ford Museum announced its reopening amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic after being closed to the public since March. Businesses across Michigan have been recently cleared to reopen with restrictions under Governor Gretchen Whitmers MI Safe Start Plan as the states spread of COVID-19 slows. READ: Heres everything thats reopening Monday in Michigan after COVID-19 shutdownOfficials say the museum sites will reopen in phases, beginning by operating only from Thursday through Sunday with limited and timed visitation. Hands-on activities will no longer be available at museum sites to prevent the spread of COVID-19. READ MORE: Reopening Michigan amid the COVID-19 pandemic
My car has been sitting and the battery is dead. Now what?
And what if your car won’t start because of a dead battery? To revive a dead battery, first make sure each car is in park or neutral -- and turned off. Then, connect one end of the cable to the positive terminal of the donor battery, and then connect the other end to the positive terminal of the dead battery. Let the dead battery charge for a few minutes, and then turn the ignition on the vehicle of the dead battery to see if it starts. This only applies if you:a) Have someone to take you to a repair shop or the store right away to buy a new battery.
Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot sign $50B merger deal
Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot sign $50B merger dealPublished: December 18, 2019, 6:23 amThe companies said in a joint statement the new group will be led by PSA's cost-cutting CEO Carlo Tavares, with Fiat Chrysler’s chairman John Elkann as chairman of the merged company. Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley will stay on, but it was not announced in what capacity.