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Financial Tidbits 04/30/2013

A recent study shows that 25% of people ages 44 to 70 are interested in becoming an entrepreneur and 63% of Americans plan to work during retirement, according to encore.org. The SBA has a toolkit for people ages 50+ that

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Posted in Entrepreneur, Facebook, Homeownership, Investing, Market Share, Money, Real Estate, SBA, Small Business, SMB, Success, Technology, Tips, Training

Financial Tidbits 04/24/2013

A study by the Fed NY finds college graduates with student loan debt are less likely to take out auto or home loans than those who have no such debt. A report by the Brookings Institute finds 60% of job

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Posted in Debt, Google, Homeownership, Jobs, Money, Student Loans

Financial Tidbits 02/27/2013

Zillow reports the percentage of homeowners with negative equity (owe more on their homes than the home is worth) fell to 27.5% as of the end of 2012 vs. 31.1% at the end of the prior year (nearly 12% better).

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Posted in Bank, Business, Economy, FDIC, Homeownership, Interest Rates, Lending, Money, Real Estate, Recession, Uncategorized

Financial Tidbits 01/29/2013

Remodeling Magazine itemizes the estimated ROI for various common home remodeling projects. In order, the biggest bang for the buck when remodeling comes fromĀ  replacing an entry door (73%), followed by a minor kitchen remodel (72%); deck addition (70%); replacing

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Posted in Home Prices, Homeownership, Real Estate, Remodeling

Interesting Tidbits for October 23rd 2012

The average price for Gasoline (all types) in 2002 was $1.44. The average price in 2012 (all Types) is $3.73, for a percent increase of 158%. The average price for Coffee (per pound) in 2002 wa s $2.92. The average

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Posted in Coffee, Consumer, Credit, Debt, Deleveraging, Gasoline, Homeownership, Inflation, Small Business

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