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Renters Struggle to Pay Rent

In 2015, the demand for rental apartments reached its highest level ever since the 1960s. The pinched access to mortgage credit after the Great Recession is one reason why. Another is that many Americans—especially the poor and people of color—haven’t … Continue reading

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More realtors report housing market gains

Latest data from real estate agents in Iowa and Connecticut show that the markets were strong in October. Iowa Association of Realtors report that the median sale price rose by 8.7 per cent year-over-year to $137,500. Home sales dipped to … Continue reading

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5 WAYS TO GAIN MORE PERSONAL LINES REFERRALS

Referrals are one of the many rewards you enjoy for doing a good job. But they’ll continue to be few in number unless you actively seek them out. Here are five tips for generating them from your client base. (There … Continue reading

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Free Bird

Once there was a free bird. She floated in the sky, catching midges for lunch, swam in the summer rain trickles, and was like many other birds. But she had a habit: every time some event occurred in her life, … Continue reading

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The 10 states where insurance costs the most

The report found that health insurance keeps increasing yearly. Here’s an often overlooked fact about insurance: Its cost varies substantially based on where you live. With this in mind, a new study looks at the cumulative costs for life, health, auto … Continue reading

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Mobile Device Privacy at Work

What would happen if, tomorrow, 30 percent of your workforce walked off the job? That’s the risk an employer takes when asking to review personal information stored on an employee-owned smartphone or tablet. That’s what the folks at MobileIron found … Continue reading

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Active or Passive?

Active people use the Internet to express themselves and learn about their world…passive people watch TV. Active people strategize their life plans and work to accomplish their goals…passive people wait for a miracle. Active people cook their dinner fresh…passive people … Continue reading

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Real Estate is an Investment

Up until last year, it looked like the real estate market was on a tear. Existing home sales, which comprise about 90 percent of the residential housing market, and housing starts both surged to eight-year highs in June, and the … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Wellness Programs

  In the midst of questions about the effectiveness of wellness programs, one advocate for such programs says the results of a recent survey show that wellness initiatives greatly reduce the risk that a person’s chronic condition will go undiagnosed. … Continue reading

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Protecting your financial documents

Protecting your financial documents may be far from your mind when a natural disaster strikes, but it’s one of the most important factors to consider, say the Independent Community Bankers of America© (ICBA). “While the first priority is the safety … Continue reading

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