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It seems that the older we get, the more complicated our taxes become. As our financial portfolio grows, so does our tax responsibilities. It’s difficult to remember all of the terms and what they each mean. Let’s take a look. Adjusted Gross Income Often called AGI, adjusted gross income is the total income that you’ve received throughout the year. This…

Diamond Ranch Academy

Diamond Ranch Academy (DRA) is a residential treatment center where teens who are finding it hard to cope in a positive way with everyday life can come to address their individual issues and have a staff of professional instructors and counseling guide them through academic, therapeutic and life-skills strategies. Two of the core programs for this journey is DRA’s academics…

When couples head towards divorce, they often wonder how they are going to build a new life, separate from all that they are leaving behind. In marriage, everything was intertwined, including finances, and this can be a rather worrisome point, especially if one spouse was a stay at home parent. This is where alimony comes in. What is Alimony? Alimony…

What To Look For In A BBB Listing

For a long time, the Better Business Bureau has been a reliable organization to turn to when analyzing a business. To this day, there is not a business with a more comprehensive approach to providing accurate business ratings and consumer protection. To achieve high rankings with the Better Business Bureau is not easy either. For this reason, businesses with a…

Once you've committed to taking the LSAT, you want to know how to score as well as possible. There's no way to do your best on the LSAT without some serious preparation. Here are five tips to prepare for the LSAT:   1. Use diagrams for logic games As you work through logic puzzles, come up with a system to…

MLM Terminology

If you are new to the MLM world, there are a lot of acronyms and slang that you are going to need to pick up on, and quick. In order to understand the basics of working within an MLM -- from wrapping your mind around the compensation plan, the ins and outs of the company hierarchy, and of course the…

Civil law and criminal law are two separate limbs of the legal system in America. Each one is broad, with its own set of laws and punishments. There are several differences between criminal cases and civil cases. Criminal cases aim to punish the offender, who has offended the state (or society). Civil lawsuits, on the other hand, are filed to…

Troubled Teens - School Alternatives to Avoid Future Legal Trouble

It can be difficult to understand the thought process of a teenager. We like to compare past experiences and feelings from our own teen years to those of today. However, society has changed and so has the outlook of life for many young adults. To add insult to injury, 70% of teens who commit crimes have a mental illness. It…

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