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April 14, 2017

Three Questions to Help Solve Your Rent vs. Buy Dilemma

Jim is divorced, with two grown children and a secure job. He currently rents a condo, but he is approaching his 50th birthday and wondering if he should simply buy it outright. Caroline is in her 40’s and recently widowed with a significant inheritance that would allow her to buy her own home. Pat is a single mother of two, struggling to get by on $40,000 a year. The one question they all have is, “Should I rent or buy a home?”

“Historically,” said Ken H. Johnson, Ph.D., “the American dream has been to own your own home. But is that still the dream? No, not for a lot of us.” Johnson is the Associate Dean and a Professor in the Finance [...]

 
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April 14, 2017

Newark, New Jersey: The Brick City’s Big Come Up

Brimming with diversity, Newark, New Jersey is a city to watch in 2017. Safe, affordable, and full of activity, the Brick City is undeniably on the rise.
 
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April 13, 2017

4 Ways to Cut Your Electric Bill Costs

We all love to save a little money, right? Well according to CNBC, you can slash your electric bill by killing ‘vampire’ power drains. Below, you can find the four tips that they give to help you save money in your home.

1. Timed Power Cut-Offs

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Tip 1- Unplug devices when they have fully charged or when they are not in use Tip 2- Prompt “sleep mode” settings on your devices after a certain amount of time Tip 3- Purchase conserve-brand switches and/or conserve power strips to shut off the power of devices by the flip of a switch or a remote switch Tip 4- Purchase Energy Star [...]
 
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April 13, 2017

Neither Snow nor Rain… Unique Post Offices Across the U.S.

The delivery of mail is a time-honored service in busy urban metropolitan areas, small cities, suburban neighborhoods and quiet rural communities across the U.S. Nearly every town in America has a post office, and in some towns these centers serve as a focal point for local residents – dispensing mail, packages, news, and neighborly spirit. But not all post offices are created equal. Do you happen to live in one of these towns whose post office has a unique claim to fame? The post office in Alma, Colorado (zip code 80420), has the distinction of being the highest elevation post office at a whopping 10,578 feet above sea level. Death Valley, California (zip code 92328), on the [...]

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