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real estate

What To Expect and Hope For In Real Estate For 2017

Ilyce Glink writes that while predicting how the real estate market will behave is never an exact science, this year could be especially difficult to predict since presidential policies are tough to foresee at this early stage. Still, plenty of market trends for the new year are much clearer. Millennials...

LendingTree Launches $50,000 Small Business Grant Contest

Small business owners face a long list of challenges, and for many the obstacle of securing financial resources needed to grow a business claims the top spot on the list. That’s the driving force behind LendingTree’s inaugural $50,000 Small Business Grant Contest, where they’ll present the winning small business a...

manufacturing

Big Manufacturing Isn’t What It Once Was

There’s a whole new economy evolving and manufacturing, as we traditionally think of it, is a shrinking part of it. Yet, we are producing more now than we ever have before. What gives? Apple’s App Store and iTunes, Google and Facebook are examples. They only sell bits, there’s nothing material...

retirement

Retirement Savings Is Not A Cure All

  The Economic Policy Institute has released a report detailing shortcomings of 401(K) plans. “We’re moving toward a retirement system that magnifies inequality, and doesn’t reduce it,” Monique Morrissey, the author of the EPI report, titled “The State of American Retirement,” said.   Retirement for Working Families The key findings...

teacher sharing

Paper Chase: Teacher Sharing and Health Care

The FOMC expects to raise interest rates this year. Slow growth in the global economy and inflation being lower than expected are reasons why they did not raise rates.   The National Retail Federation predicts an increase of 3.7% from last year’s holiday shopping to 630 billion dollars. Holiday shopping...

social security

Paper Chase: Maximizing Social Security

It was a very disappointing jobs report with only 142,000 jobs created. This was well below expectations of 200,000 jobs created. Previous months were also revised lower meaning this was not an isolated event.   The unemployment rate remained at 5.1%. Auto sales are at annual sales rate of 18.2%...

leasing

Paper Chase: Leasing A Car

August new home sales were up 5.7% exceeding analysts estimates. The economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.7% in the second quarter. It was not expected to grow at that rate for the 3rd quarter. GDP is closely watched as it is the broadest measure of the economy.  ...