Monthly Archives: April 2014

Things to Know When Writing a Will

You are never too young to start writing your will. Here are some things to know when writing a will. 1.       Think Small Contrary to popular belief a will isn’t required for large assets. Joint assets like your home or bank accounts will go exactly to the joint partner. Retirement accounts and life insurance policies already have beneficiaries attached to them. However, if you own property or accounts that are yours alone, those would have to be mentioned in your … Read More

Phoenix Supports Higher Education in Downtown

Downtown Phoenix has become the bustling Cityscape it has always dreamed of becoming in the past five years with the introduction of Arizona State University’s downtown Phoenix campus.  The first buildings to pop up were the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation which opened their doors in 2008. The efforts of the city of Phoenix have been expanded with the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law kicking off a campaign to build its … Read More

3 Things You Need to Know About Foreclosure

Every home owner across the country dreads foreclosure. Check out the three things you need to know when dealing with foreclosure. Read More

Things to Know about Taxes in 2014

As the deadline for individual tax returns quickly approaches (April 15th) there are a few changes that you may need to know in 2014. Here are things to know about taxes in 2014. Higher income individuals pay more this year. If income exceeds $400,000 for single filers and $450,000 married couples, individuals will have to pay the top marginal tax rate of 39.6%.  Additionally, individuals and couples you make more than $250,000 will have to an additional .9% tax for … Read More

AZ Cardinal’s Daryl Washington Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault

Earlier in March, Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington pled guilty to charges of aggravated assault. Although Washington initially pled not guilty to the charges in May, he now faces the possibility of two years in prison following this most recent turn of events. Police initially investigated Washington following a May 1st phone call from the mother of Washington’s children who reported the assault. Washington allegedly pushed the woman with both hands, causing her to fall and break her collarbone. According … Read More