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By JIM WOODARD / Creators Syndicate | June 5, 2009
Q: Is buying a home a viable investment today? A. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal took a negative view of homeownership as a viable investment. This prompted a quick response from the National Association of Realtors. "The fact is, owning a home has proven to be one of the best ways to build wealth over the long term," the NAR responded. "We have compiled the world's largest set of housing data. The Journal could have seen the long-term value of homeownership if they had reviewed our extensive historical data.
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BY SARAH MULLIN | May 17, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Del. Vicki Douglas, D-Berkeley, presented the Berkeley County Commission with $116,000 worth of state grants that will be used by various local organizations. The grants came from the West Virginia Legislature's budget digest. "I've had over 12 years dealing with this, and it is extraordinary how our adult volunteers and agencies take these monies and literally amplify them,"she said. "They do more with the money than any living human being could think possible," Douglas said.
OPINION
December 29, 2011
Government is key to the creation of wealth To the editor President Obama's call to tax the rich has created quite a stir among conservatives - going well beyond tea partiers and right-wing commentators. Fortunately, the consternation of our conservative fellow citizens is due mostly to the illusion that wealth and success is the result of hard work. To be sure, hard work is important. But without the services of our government, hard work would be futile.
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Lynn Little | September 6, 2012
Money. Most people need to earn it, everyone seems to enjoy spending it, and it is also important to build wealth by saving it. Many people think saving is hard or that saving feels like they are depriving themselves. Often, money can be saved by doing something differently, rather than doing without.  Building wealth takes time and every little bit helps. If you can save small amounts of money on a regular basis, you will build wealth.  Think of savings and building wealth as "paying yourself.
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By LYNN LITTLE | September 7, 2007
Money: Most people need to earn it, everyone seems to enjoy spending it, and it is also important to build wealth by saving it. Many people think saving is difficult or that saving feels like they are depriving themselves. Often, money can be saved by doing something differently, rather than doing without. Building wealth takes time and every little bit helps. If you can save small amounts of money on a regular basis, you will build wealth. Think of savings and building wealth as "paying yourself.
NEWS
April 9, 2006
SMITHSBURG Karen Curry, internationally acclaimed speaker, author and prosperity coach, will present an intensive training program called Prosperity Boot Camp on April 24 and 25 at Healing Waters Wellness Center at 38 E. Water St. in Smithsburg. The workshop combines energy psychology techniques with innovative goal-setting and wealth-building strategies. Participants will learn how to increase their income potential, and how to improve personal satisfaction and balance in their lives.
NEWS
By ALLAN POWELL | December 26, 2009
Editor's note: Allan Powell's weekly column normally runs on Friday. In a world where nations collide over the need for natural resources that each nation needs for survival or domination, they rely on some system of production, distribution and consumption of products. Within each macrosystem, individuals compete for their personal share of the gross national product as their personal wealth. There is little agreement about the best system for the distribution of wealth or the motivation that drives each of us to accumulate wealth.
OPINION
By ALLAN POWELL | July 28, 2011
Within a short period of time one can notice the word “plutocracy” being used by pundits to describe the direction in which our society is going. We are surely aware of the power of the wealthy because they can afford to hire lawyers, lobbyists and possibly “buy” legislators with campaign contributions. But can it be said that the wealthy “rule” as the term requires? In order to get an informed opinion on this question, I took another look at what economic historian Kevin Phillips has written in “Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich,” published in 2002.
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By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2013
How far can North Hagerstown go? That's the dominant question in Washington County girls lacrosse this season, because the Hubs are clearly the team to beat. North went 10-3 in 2012 and returns 10 starters. Five of them were Herald-Mail All-County First Team honorees, led by junior twins Leah Peterson - last year's county player of the year - and Kayla Peterson. They combined for 118 goals last year. The biggest change for the Hubs is the head coach, with Robert Compton taking over for Katie Eck, who was The Herald-Mail's Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 2012.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | February 27, 2013
Washington County legislators are continuing their quest to get millions of dollars for the county through a wealth-based grant called the disparity grant, a state program created to help counties with low income tax revenues. Sen. Christopher Shank, R-Washington, testified Wednesday at a Senate Budget and Taxation Committee hearing and asked for an amendment to the Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2013 - a bill introduced by the state in the House and Senate dealing with tax and spending - so that Washington County and several other jurisdictions become eligible for the disparity grant money.
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Lynn Little | September 6, 2012
Money. Most people need to earn it, everyone seems to enjoy spending it, and it is also important to build wealth by saving it. Many people think saving is hard or that saving feels like they are depriving themselves. Often, money can be saved by doing something differently, rather than doing without.  Building wealth takes time and every little bit helps. If you can save small amounts of money on a regular basis, you will build wealth.  Think of savings and building wealth as "paying yourself.
OPINION
December 29, 2011
Government is key to the creation of wealth To the editor President Obama's call to tax the rich has created quite a stir among conservatives - going well beyond tea partiers and right-wing commentators. Fortunately, the consternation of our conservative fellow citizens is due mostly to the illusion that wealth and success is the result of hard work. To be sure, hard work is important. But without the services of our government, hard work would be futile.
OPINION
By ALLAN POWELL | July 28, 2011
Within a short period of time one can notice the word “plutocracy” being used by pundits to describe the direction in which our society is going. We are surely aware of the power of the wealthy because they can afford to hire lawyers, lobbyists and possibly “buy” legislators with campaign contributions. But can it be said that the wealthy “rule” as the term requires? In order to get an informed opinion on this question, I took another look at what economic historian Kevin Phillips has written in “Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich,” published in 2002.
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | May 8, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Author Chris McDougall ventured deep into the deadly Copper Canyons of Mexico to study the Tarahumara Indians' ancient art of distance running for his national best-selling book, "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. " On Friday, he drove two hours to Shepherdstown, W.Va., from his home near Lancaster, Pa., to spend a day learning from Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, the standout marathon runner who works at Harpers Ferry Family Medicine.
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