Federally insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM). These are almost always less expensive than other private sector reverse mortgages, but more expensive than reverse mortgages obtained from state and local governments. Other private sector (proprietary) reverse mortgages. Alternatives to Reverse Mortgages While usually an option that causes a negative emotional reaction, selling a home is an alternative to a reverse mortgage. The proceeds of the sale can be used to either rent, or purchase a smaller, more "age-friendly" home, while money leftover can be invested to provide additional income.
From the ‘70s, however, the media turned towards them with a hostile attitued (Lester, 199). By today, it has changed a lot and there are sportsmen, celebrities, presenters or even large companies’ CEOs who were coming out and their success is unbroken since then, for example Apple chief executive Tim Cook (Apple) or American comedian and television host, Ellen DeGeneres (Shipman). In Desperate Housewives, queer representation appears in various ways. Characters like Andrew Van De Kamp, Bob Hunter and Lee McDermott, Katherine Mayfair and Robin Gallagher definitely reinforce gay representation in the series. Reading Desperate Housewives discusses several aspects of the show, including queer dilemmas.
One of the all-time, greatest shows to ever grace my television screen is, none other than, The Office. Michael Scott, played by Steve Carrell, is every embodiment of how one should NOT talk and act in American society. His language and communicative style completely opposes that which is acceptable. Consequently, I thought what better for me to use in this assignment then a scene from The Office that makes me burst out into laughter time and time again – Season 3, episode 1: “Gay Witch Hunt” (17:00 – 19:45). In this unforgettable scene, Michael calls a conference meeting to clear the air about his stance on homosexuality and gays, being that he accidentally “outted” one of his staff members, Oscar Martinez, earlier that day.
The show has successfully introduced a gay couple, a marriage with a huge age gap and the dysfunctional family we all see in our own house in a funny and believable storyline. The family of today is not just your stereotypical husband and wife with two kids. The family of the modern day is full of single parents, gay couples, interracial relationships and so much more. Modern Family skillfully addresses what it’s like to have a family in today’s times with a loving humor that welcomes diversity and the diverse viewers it was created
Out of the two, Family Guy has become most popular In both shows, MacFarlane and his writers do not shy away from controversial topics and often go at them head on, to the chagrin of some viewers, as well as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The main disapproval for MacFarlane’s shows is in, “…complaints over the show’s abrasive language, perceived indecent content, and sexual overtones,” (Ricke, 2012). This year on a deadline.com list of 2015-16 TV Season Series Rankings, they put Family Guy at spot 111, which may seem like a fairly high number to be at but in comparison to shows around it shows that it is still relevant in the popular culture of 2016 (De Moraes, 2016). Author Chase Raymond (2013), references another author (Kenneally, 2011) as stating, “…even when scheduled during the same timeslot as Game 1 of the National Basketball Association playoffs on ESPN… a new episode of Family Guy secured the highest ratings of the night with 6 million viewers tuning in (which was actually down from the previous week’s ratings).” This is a big deal as sports playoffs are known to garner a sizable amount of
The Social Class in American Television How many times have you seen an American TV series? Have you realized that they show some of the most common situations in the country, like social classes? They make comedy or a drama about it and that is amazing. For example, 2 Broke Girls, Gossip Girl, 90210, and many others. Max and Caroline from the sitcom 2 Broke Girls are the best example for this and we can see how American television shows to the audience differences and similarities between people that were born rich and people who were not.
The law which was passed by the Congress in mid 1960’s helped the poor blacks and other minorities a choice of neighbourhood in which they could live. F.I.Stone acknowledges in an article entitled “Rat and Res Judicate”, prior to this legislation ,residents of Chicago’s Black Belt had been paying some of the city’s highest rent in the city relative to income, because they were not entitled to live wherever they pleased. This realistic situation is portrayed in the A Raisin in The Sun when Mama chooses a house in Clybourne Park ,a white neighbourhood .Mama explains “Them houses they put up for coloured in them areas seem to cost twice as much as other houses”(
The parts that stood out to me in this book were that the rate of neonatal deaths is higher in the United States than in any other developed country. I found this interesting because the idea that the old-fashioned theory has created some of the modern political beliefs of why a person may end up in a disadvantaged situation. Another part that stood out to me was when Abramsky hypothesized that if funds were spent on programs supporting individuals from the selected groups then less money would be spent on other government funded programs. Lastly, when Abramsky discussed the statistics about Bill Clinton lowering poverty rates from 15.1% to a little over 11% and then when Bush took over, the poverty rates rose again. The book The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives enhanced my understanding by reading on Abramsky explore poverty in the United States over a fifty year period.
In both of the article the authors used inductive reasoning. The article Dismantling the Poverty Trap appeals more to logic, and the other One Family 's Story Shows How The Cycle Of Poverty Is Hard To Break appeals to emotion. Inductive reasoning is when the author states the problem first, and then gives solutions to the problem. In Dismantling the Poverty Trap, Linetta Gilbert says that people in poverty have higher birth rates and maternal mortality rates than wealthy americans.”Those caught in the poverty trap have rates of infant and maternal mortality that are nearly twice as high as those of wealthy Americans.” Saying that families that are wealthier have a better chance to get the resources they need. They are more likely to get better
Thesis: From my understanding, during the process of the economy’s expansion; the reason for this, are due to, immigration and better opportunities. Immigrants, from Southern and Eastern Europe outnumbered cities, by over one to three million people. There were, of course, other reasons for this expansion; The laissez-faire was the reason for this as well. They were the policy that wouldn’t deal with free trade, free enterprise, as well as, marketing. Although, many people thought it only protect only the weak competitors from better ones.