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Thanksgiving Expense

November 26, 2014

Preparing a Thanksgiving meal can be time consuming, challenging and expensive. Ever wonder how your Thanksgiving Day expense breaks down or how it compares to other parts of the country? Grocery stores are audited every year by the American Farm Bureau Federation. to help learn the true cost of a Thanksgiving meal around the United […]

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Virginia Real Estate Taxes

October 9, 2014

If you are living in the northeast and it has not crossed your mind yet, you might want to move to Virginia to save on your real estate taxes! Here is a chart that shows how all 50 states rank in regards to real estate taxes and property values.

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Avoid Car-Deer Collisions

October 3, 2014

There you are, rumbling along the highway, lost in thoughts…. when… BAM.  Your whole life can change.  Yes, we’re talking about the suicidal deer that’s been waiting for you to come along. It’s not something to be taken lightly though.  Deer/car collisions claim many lives and cause injuries to humans and the deer.  Not to mention […]

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State of Virginia Income Tax Rates

September 29, 2014

Newcomers often ask us what they will need to pay for their State of Virginia portion of their income taxes.  As with many states, it’s not as simple as saying ‘you’ll pay “x”.   Virginia has a formula to determine the taxation rate for various incomes and you can see the State of Virginia Tax Rate Table HERE to calculate […]

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Virginia Tidbits

June 2, 2014

We’re only weeks away from celebrating the birth of our nation and to get in the spirit of things we’re beginning by sharing some information about our own state of Virginia.  Virginia’s history is rich in interesting tidbits of local color.  Of the 4,000 battles that were fought during the Civil War, 2,200 of them […]

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The Old Guy With The White Hair

October 6, 2013

Even though we all have been educated in various schools and circumstances, it’s likely that most Americans have heard something about George Washington and a cherry tree.  Or did George Washington have a kite and it was actually Ben Franklin and a cherry tree?  Was Ben Franklin a president and is his face on a dollar bill?  […]

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Virginia is Forbes Favorite For Business

September 27, 2013

What do you get when you combine business-friendly government, a highly trained tech workforce, a stable economic climate, stunning natural beauty, and a great quality of life? You’re right.  You get Virginia. Virginia has been ranked #1 Best State for Business in a recent review by Forbes Magazine.  Many large corporations receive incentives to be based in Virginia and […]

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Virginia Butterflies

August 24, 2013

It’s the season.  We see them everywhere.  This year it seems that our butterflies in Virginia are especially plentiful right now, and local botanists and horticulturalists have confirmed that impression.    Apparently our cool spring weather slowed down the butterfly period of egg-laying, and now they are catching up in their lifecycle …. though at a […]

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Historical Documents Made Public

June 13, 2013

Today the University of Virginia has announced its plans to make public many documents from our nation’s Founding Fathers.  In collaboration with the National Archives, UVa has gathered nearly 175,000 documents from presidents like Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe.  They’re now accessible to the public at the Founding Father’s site (links below) .   This marks the first time that the public […]

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Charlottesville’s Innovative Center For Open Science

March 9, 2013

Another “first” for Charlottesville:  In an age where ‘transparency’ is a buzzword for corrections of all types, it’s hard to believe that until now there was no place where scientific research is shared by multiple entities.  But now Charlottesville has the first Center for Open Science research facility. In an effort to protect researchers’ designs […]

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