Q: I discovered a problem with my deeded garage. Long story short: My deed does not reflect the garage I was given. I have been fighting to retrieve what I paid for at the beginning. After a unit above my current located garage sold, I lost all power to the garage. The homeowners association was contacted, and they discovered the problem. Shouldn’t somebody have caught this issue before the sale? There is a whole mess here and all we want is what we paid for at the beginning. I look forward to your reply. T.M., Brea.A:The first question is, do you own the garage or is it common area owned by all? Normally this is established when the condominium project is created. Sometimes, parking spaces or garages are designated by the Condominium Plan, an underappreciated but important document. Sometimes garages are designated by the Condominium Plan as part of the unit or described as exclusive use common area. CC&R’s unfortunately rarely include a parking list specifying which … [Read more...] about HOA Homefront: Is it my parking space or not?
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Dave Johnson, provided by Published 2:57 pm CDT, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Benoit Tessier/Reuters You can send your current location to someone from your iPhone, or share your location even while you're on the move. You can share your location on an iPhone from the Messages app, Contacts, and both Apple Maps and Google Maps. Before you share your location, you need to make sure that you've enabled location services in your iPhone's Settings app. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you've ever tried to meet someone at a particular location but you didn't know the exact address, you'd probably appreciate the ability to tell them exactly where you are without knowing the details. That's exactly what your iPhone lets you do — share your location via GPS with anyone with just a tap. Because of some obvious privacy concerns, your phone doesn't broadcast your location all the time. Instead, you need to choose to send your location to a specific person. … [Read more...] about How to share your location on an iPhone in 4 different ways
Elizabeth Aldrich, provided by Published 9:34 am CST, Friday, March 8, 2019 Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images Forty percent of Americans say they don't have enough money saved up to cover even the smallest emergency expenses. Without an emergency savings fund, unexpected expenses could cause people to go into debt and spend hundreds on interest fees. I use a high-yield online savings account for my emergency fund, so it's constantly growing until I need it. What would you do if your car broke down tomorrow and the mechanic told you it'd cost $1,500 to get it up and running again? Or worse, what would happen if you got laid off tomorrow? How long would you be able to pay rent while unemployed? If you don't have a good answer to these hypotheticals, at least 40% of Americans are right there with you. In a survey done by the Federal Reserve Board last year, four in 10 Americans said they wouldn't have the money to cover a $400 emergency without borrowing or selling something. … [Read more...] about I moved my emergency fund to a high-yield online savings account, and after earning 20x more interest I’d tell anyone to do the same
By Amy Dickinson | Tribune Content Agency PUBLISHED: March 6, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: March 6, 2019 at 8:53 am DEAR AMY: I’m a senior college student on a medical leave of absence from school. I’m living at home until I recover. I very much had to uproot my life, and lost much of my independence, due to this sudden ailment, and living with my parents has always been a source of conflict. My boyfriend is coming to visit me and we are willing to be respectful and understanding of my parents’ house and their rules: e.g. no alcohol, no shared room and not being alone together. My parents are not comfortable with us sharing a hotel room, and are uneasy about him in general. Should I just let them have their way, or should I stand my ground on not needing a babysitter on dates? Living at Home DEAR LIVING: You understand that you must respect your folks’ rules regarding your (and your boyfriend’s) conduct while under their roof. You are also forced to … [Read more...] about Ask Amy: I’m over 18, but they want to chaperone my date
A man from southern Vietnam has spent the last 14 years raising honeybees, not only securing himself financially but also motivating others in the region to spread the farming. Tran Thanh Long, 29, is the first person to start raising bees for honey in Tan Cong Sinh Commune, Tam Nong District, located in Dong Thap Province in the Mekong Delta, where he comes from. Recently he has been recognized for his innovation in making a living while also helping many other villagers earn a stable and decent income. Inspired by the sight of a flower Every year, Long is able to sell around 25,000 liters of honey at VND400,000 (US$17) per liter, generating over VND 1 billion ($43,000) in profit. “When I first started raising honeybees, there were many challenges,” Long said. “But then I employed a good method so the original number of 50 packages of bees has grown into 450 packages, all of which are now kept in an area of 500 square meters.” His beekeeping career … [Read more...] about Business Man develops honeybee farming, helps locals earn a living in southern Vietnamese province Goodbye, again: Vietnam’s reburials send souls on final journey