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Chevy Chase Village Police Seek Re-Accreditation

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA/Chevy Chase Village Police Dept.) --- A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA or 'Commission') will arrive on April 7, 2013, to examine all aspects of the Chevy Chase Village Police Department, according to Chevy Chase Village Police Chief John M. Fitzgerald.

CALEA will examine the policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. The assessors are: Team Leader, Retired Chief Neil Ferdelman from the Hamilton, Ohio Police Department and Deputy Chief Daniel Mills from the Portage, Michigan Police Department.

5 Ways Divorce Will Impact Your Pocketbook

5 Ways Divorce Will Impact Your Pocketbook

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that over 2 million marriages take place in America each year. It stands to reason that these people don’t go to the altar believing their marriage will end in divorce. Yet that will be the reality for an estimated 40 to 50 percent or more depending on whether it is their first or a subsequent marriage, according to the American Psychological Association. Further complicating the issue, financial issues arise when a divorce takes place, issues which most people don’t tend to think about until it actually happens to them.

5 Mistakes People Make When Investing

5 Mistakes People Make When Investing

When it comes to investing, many people are not confident about what they are doing and many others won’t even attempt it. In fact, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reports that 65 million households will fail to develop a comprehensive financial plan for their future. They also report that only 5 percent of those who do invest believe they know everything they need to know in order to make good investment decisions. These are only some of the mistakes that people make when it comes to investing their money.

“People make a lot of mistakes when it comes to investing, starting with the idea of not even getting involved in it,” explains Brad Glickman, Certified Financial Planner TM Professional and President of Bernard R. Wolfe & Associates, Inc., a company specializing in offering wealth management strategies. “Whether you feel confident about what you are doing, or you feel like a novice, you can only reap the rewards if you actually get started.”

5 Things Every Investor Should Know in the Current Economy

5 Things Every Investor Should Know in the Current Economy

If there is one word that can sum up our current economy, it would be ‘shaky.’ At least, that is how millions of people across the country would describe it. The current economy has left some people uncertain about which moves to take next in the investment world, and which ones to avoid. The good news is that there are some tips that can successfully help them navigate the current investment field.

“We have been having a tough economic time for a while now, and we don’t know how long it will last,” explains Samantha Fraelich, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM Professional, and Vice-President of Bernard R. Wolfe & Associates, Inc., a company that specializes in offering wealth management strategies. “Yet it is still important to make investing a high priority, so that you can enjoy strong long-term benefits.”

Here are 5 things we think every investor should know in this economy:

Stars Shine at D.C. BET Honors Awards

Stars Shine at D.C. BET Honors Awards

The annual BET Honors with the stunning host Actress Gabrielle Union again celebrated and showcased the achievements of African Americans with their version of what can be likened to the Kennedy Center Honors.

The lineup at the Warner Theatre: Honorees Halle Berry (Service), Chaka Khan (Musical Arts), T.D. Jakes (Education), music exec Clarence Avant (Entrepreneur) and basketball player Lisa Leslie (Athletics).

Snow Totals Thursday Morning 1-24-13

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A gorgeous dry, fluffy snow fell during the overnight of 1-24-13. For some, it was the first snow of the season and also closed schools for quite a few.

Recipe: Crab Soup That Will be Served at President Obama Inaugural Gala

Recipe: Crab Soup That Will be Served at President Obama Inaugural Gala

Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, is sharing the recipe to its award-winning Crab Soup that  will be served January 20 at a President Obama Inaugural Gala hosted by the Delaware, Maryland and New York State Societies of Washington, D.C. The Gala will be held at 7 p.m. at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The more than 300 invited guests will include elected officials, friends of the states, and guests from all corners of the globe. Riderwood chefs will serve the soup to attendees.

The recipe follows: