National news from a Pennsylvania perspective

Lately there has been a huge push to get solar energy into the mainstream. Electricity generation using the sun's power is still expensive, but with all the tax incentives and state rebates, this may be the right time to go solar. Pennsylvania has a very good solar incentives, but one of the best states in the nation is Massachusetts. Due to SRECs, tax rebates, state incentives, the PV system get's paid off in 6 to 8 years.

Do yourself a favor and request a fee evaluation from the many solar installers in your state. Maybe it will be chear than you think to go solar.


This web site being a site about Pennsylvania, I'd like you all to know that my friend Susan just launched her brand-new real estate web site to help people purchase homes and properties in Bucks County, PA. She has been a Realtor for over ten years, and living in the greater Philadelphia area, she knows Bucks County well. Give her a call if you are looking for a new home.

College students often struggle with the outrageous prices of college textbooks. This article has a great list of places you can save on textbooks.
Remember, the best way to find good prices on textboos, is to compare amongst many retailers because prices vary wildly.


No Medical Exam Life Insurance

Many life insurance companies are now making no medical exam life insurance policies available. As the name suggests, no medical exam life insurance policies are those that do not require going through a medical examination before being approved for coverage. This type of coverage is more convenient for the insured, as it means no time has to be wasted with visiting the doctor’s office for a physical.


Bridal Shower Invitations Themes

Many people today that are planning a bridal shower are turning to themes. This can be a very fun and exciting event, not for only the bride to be but for her family and friends as well. If you decide on a themed bridal shower, you will desire the bridal shower invitations to match the theme that you have chosen.


Modern Wedding Invitations

Nowadays modern wedding invitations come in bright and bold colors, and some interesting designs. No more of the ecru and boring cards of days gone by.

Some of the sophisticated colors you can choose are: aqua; red; orange, fuchsia; purple; greens; blues, etc.


Monogram Wedding Invitations

What a great idea! What better way to personalize wedding invitations than having the bride and groom's monogram printed into the card.

I just received monogram wedding invitations from my good friend Erica, and was amazed at the elegance and slimplicity of the invitations.


State Supreme Court upholds ridiculous ballot requirements

The PA State Supreme Court seems hell-bent on restricting access to the ballot for third party candidates.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) The state Supreme Court dealt another blow Tuesday to a Green Party candidate’s U.S. Senate campaign by refusing to reduce the number of signatures that minor-party candidates need to run for statewide office.

In a one-sentence order, the court upheld a state judge’s decision in August that required Carl Romanelli to gather an unusually high 67,070 signatures to qualify for the Nov. 7 ballot alongside Republican Sen. Rick Santorum and Democratic state Treasurer Bob Casey.


PA Auto Insurance

Pennsylvania drivers are required by law to maintain a minimum coverage of 15/30/05. This means that the minimum amount of coverage a PA driver can have in place for liability coverage is $30,000 per individual/person. Moreover, Pennsylvania drivers have to carry a minimum coverage or $60,000 per accident. Every Pennsylvania driver has to also carry $10,000 in coverage for property that is damaged in the accident.



PI on ’ soft money’

The Philadelphia Inquirer takes a look at the ’soft money’ pouring into PA’s Senate race this year.

Contribution limits are meant to curb big money in federal races, but like the 2004 presidential campaign, special interest groups are raising and spending millions this year in unrestricted “soft money” contributions to sway voters across the country.



Life Insurance For Smokers

According to the American Red Cross, around 500 thousand smokers die in America every year from causes directly related to their smoking habit.

Smokers are 49 percent more likely to have heart disease or a heart attack, and up to four to five times more likely to have a cardiac event.

Life insurance companies are well aware of these statistics, so, because the likelihood of death or serious ilness is increased, they charge more for life insurance policies for smokers.



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