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The 2nd Most Expensive Thing

December 2017

Homes are the biggest purchases most people make and that process is generally considered to be an exciting milestone. But the experience of buying the second most expensive thing most Americans own - a car - isn't viewed... Read More

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December Economic Roundup

December 2017

Economic Roundup for the month of December... Read More

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Home Buyers And Sellers

December 2017

Market Snapshot for the month of December... Read More

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Italian Almond Christmas Cookies

December 2017

Learn how to make these christmas Italian almond cookies. This recipe make about 30-40 cookies in about 1-2 hours... Read More

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Five Tips For Your Own "Year-End Clearance"

December 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s natural to mentally jump ahead to what’s on tap for 2018: new connections, opportunities, and the anticipation of a fresh start. Setting goals and planning for a successful new year is... Read More

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Five Ways To Soothe Seaonal Stressors

December 2017

For many of us, winter means plummeting temps and navigating ice and sleet on the daily commute. But even if frozen roads and falling snow aren’t part of your picture, this time of year still has its own set of unique... Read More

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Online & Exposed: What's “Out There” About You?

November 2017

Cyber criminals have caused panic and problems in virtually every industry and attacked some of the biggest players in retail, business and online media. Many consumers have been put at risk by multiple breaches at... Read More

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Five Keys to a Hassle-Free Holiday Dinner Party

November 2017

Even people who use their ovens as storage space and avoid all things domestic have a tendency to warm up to the idea of hosting a dinner party as the holidays approach. A beautifully decorated home brimming with delicious... Read More

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Six Simple Steps To An Attitude Of Gratitude

November 2017

Psychology Today and Harvard Health are just a few of the publications reporting on research confirming the positive impact thankfulness has on body and mind. Robert Emmons, PhD - a professor of psychology at U.C. Davis... Read More

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Bruschetta

November 2017

Learn how to make this delicious dish and share with friends and family. This recipe make about 4-6 servings in about 25-30 minutes... Read More

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Market Snapshot Quarterly Comparisons

November 2017

How are American consumers feeling at the end of the third quarter this year compared to the same time last year? The September National Association of Realtors (NAR) Home Opportunities and Market Experience... Read More

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November Economic Roundup

November 2017

Global economic growth is expected to be 3.6% this year and 3.7% next year, up pleasantly from 3.2% in 2016. Better yet, all 15 nations that the IMF individually follows are growing. As for the US, after 1.5% growth last... Read More

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Student Loan Literacy

October 2017

Just about everyone is, has been or knows a student and many Americans are either thinking about saving for college or paying off student loans. Student debt doesn’t have to derail a graduate’s financial future, even... Read More

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October Economic Roundup

October 2017

The destruction of private wealth and public infrastructure caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma is roughly $200 billion. The impact on GDP growth will critically depend on how fast refineries in Houston and tourism in...Read More

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What’s Up, Down & Next?

October 2017

Housing data is in for the second quarter – here are the ups and downs:Predictions of more than 100 leading economists, real estate experts and investment and market strategists on the path US home prices will take... Read More

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Moving Forward while Falling Back

October 2017

And just about everyone can agree that the latter is a nice side effect of the Fall time change. However, for many people, the end of long days can usher in everything from depression and seasonal affective disorder... Read More

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Chewy Pumpkin Ginger Cookies

October 2017

Learn how to make these halloween themed chewy pumpkin ginger cookies. This recipe make about 30-40 cookies in about 1-2 hours... Read More

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Tis the Season

October 2017

Five Ideas to Celebrate Your Personal Holiday Style According to the meteorologists, we are smack dab in the middle of autumn. However, if you spend approximately six seconds in any retail outlet (online or otherwise)... Read More

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