Moving Aging Parents Into Your Home

Posted by Richard on October 16, 2018

Aging parents are more likely to live with the kids today than they were 70 years ago, according to research. Living arrangements that include elderly parents have been on the rise during the past 15 years after a precipitous fall starting in the 1940s, according to Pew Research Group. Among those Americans aged 55 to […]

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Bull Market Rages, But It Can’t Last Forever

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The U.S. stock market is on fire, in the midst of the longest bull run in history. Stock investors and holders of 401Ks have been looking at double-digit gains during the last year. Can this monetary Shangri-La last forever? Heck, no. What goes up will come down. For pessimists, realists or those who are nearing […]

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Hot Sales In Cold Weather: Ramp Up Your Listing for Brisk Sales

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Spring is the best time to sell a house, right? Yes, it’s a good time, but it’s not the only time. Many sellers have found it easy to list and sell deep into the winter. Some evidence from Redfin might be surprising. In a study of home sales from 2011 to 2013, houses listed in […]

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Business Trips: What To Do On The Road

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There’s nothing like a long business trip to make you envy Dorothy’s ruby slippers in the Wizard of Oz. Click Click Click. I want to go home. But, fact is, no one has ruby slippers. The only alternative is to make the best of it. Two strategies have often been suggested for dealing with loneliness […]

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Problems With Partners In A Small Business

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Starting a small business can be a daunting task that has led about 1.6 million owners to seek out a partner to add leadership support or to help provide skills that they lack, according to Forbes magazine. While teams formed around a common business goal are likely to be well-aligned and full of trust in […]

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How To Make Sure The Home Sale Goes Smoothly

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You get a robust offer on your house. You are ready to sell and get on with new plans. And just about that time – the sale falls through. This is relatively unusual, but it does happen. In 2016, 4 percent of home deals fell apart. One reason: The eager buyer takes a loan for […]

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Home Fixes That Cost Money to Delay

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In a home, small problems can quickly become big expensive ones, according to Home and Garden Television. Mold, for example, is a typical problem in wet places like the bathroom or kitchen but when it surfaces on bedroom walls or inside closets, it’s time to call a professional. Floors that slope, sag, or seem otherwise […]

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From Coffee to Tractors: The Thrills and Fears of Technology

Posted by Richard on August 9, 2018

Consider the advent of digital music and those who hated it. Fans didn’t hate it: they were trading tracks for free on the internet. It was CD makers, album artists, music stores — and, most of all, the record labels, which attempted to copyright, block, sue or otherwise stop digital music. Their efforts were futile. […]

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Time for the Appraiser? Make Your Home Shine

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If you are selling or refinancing, the lender will have your home appraised. It’s different from a home inspection. A home inspector is primarily preoccupied with the internal workings of a home, and looks for current problems or things that could become a problem. An appraiser is trying to determine the value of your home, […]

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