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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 04/02/2013

The IRS reports it has processed 77.1mm tax returns through Mar. 22 vs. 82mm for the same period last year. The average refund is $2,827 this year vs. $2,860 last year. Bloomberg reports US bank credit card delinquencies have fallen

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Posted in Debt, Economy, Money, Real Estate, Small Business, Tax Returns, Taxes

Financial Tidbits 3/19/2013

Five out of Four people have Trouble with Fractions! Bloomberg reports Bank of America is predicting housing prices will increase 8% this year, while JPMorgan Chase forecasts prices will increase 7% this year and rise to 14% by 2015. The

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Posted in Advice, Business Continuity, Finances, Home Prices, Money, Real Estate, Recession, Small Business, Tips

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 from  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 October 2nd, 2012

A link to web article about one of the best business books I’ve read in years. http://www.businessinsider.com/jack-dorsey-square-red-book-2012-10 Home prices nationally have risen at about an 8% seasonally adjusted annual rate over the past 6 months. That looks likely to continue,

Posted in Advice, Auto Loans, Business, Cash Flow, Checklist Manifesto, Consumer, Economy, Home Prices, Money, Mortgage Rates, Real Estate, Shopping

Interesting Tidbits – September 13, 2012

76% of consumers now have debit cards and the average active consumer debit cardholder spent $8,326 on their card in 2011, up from $7,781 in 2010. 40% of adult Americans have no life insurance whatsoever. Yet, 86% of those surveyed

Posted in Consumer, Debit Card, Economy, Insurance, Real Estate, Shopping

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