AirTran Airways Cancels All Flights To/From Atlanta on Monday, January 10, 2011

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Due to historic severe weather in Atlanta, AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: AAI), has cancelled all flights into and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for Monday, January 10, 2011. The remainder of the AirTran Airways national network continues to operate as normal. To check the status of a specific flight, please visit www.airtran.com.

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Current Commentary: The ‘Southwest Effect’ Expands Its Reach BY Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®

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Yesterday’s announcement that Southwest Airlines plans to acquire AirTran is welcome news for travelers, but it probably made Delta executives choke on their Monday morning coffee. Just last week, Delta lost its place as the largest domestic air carrier when shareholders of United and Continental agreed to merge those companies under the United banner. Not that Delta has been on top for …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: The ‘Southwest Effect’ Expands Its Reach BY Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®

Current Commentary: How Everyone Came To Have A Second Mortgage BY Larry M. Elkin

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A quarter-century ago, only someone in desperate need of cash would take a second mortgage. Then Congress changed the tax rules, and today, millions of Americans have “home equity” lines. Banks are losing $30 billion a year on these products, and untold thousands of families stand to lose their homes to foreclosure. Is this another example of a law’s unexpected consequences? …

eHeziCurrent Commentary: How Everyone Came To Have A Second Mortgage BY Larry M. Elkin

Bank of Mom and Dad Offers Great Rates By Jonathan Bergman

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Banks are being criticized both for insufficient lending and for making too much profit. While some of these claims are dubious, there is one bank indisputably offering ultra-low rates with potentially high lending capacity: the Bank of Mom and Dad. Loaning money to children, whether adolescents or adults, is a valuable way to increase family wealth, provide opportunity and avoid …

eHeziBank of Mom and Dad Offers Great Rates By Jonathan Bergman

Current Commentary: In Hot Pursuit of Publicity BY Larry M. Elkin

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Teams are in place in 35 Brazilian cities, ready to launch as soon as any of 50 global positioning devices begins to move. Technicians can follow the signal and arrive at any house in the country within days, sometimes hours. “They may get to your house as soon as you do,” said Fernando Figueiredo, the head of the operation.

eHeziCurrent Commentary: In Hot Pursuit of Publicity BY Larry M. Elkin