On September 11, 2001, the world as we knew it changed, forever. Most of us have emotional and shocking recollections of the moment when we first saw the images of a smoking World Trade Center. We soon learned that our country was the victim of a terrorist attack, including two planes hitting the World Trade Center towers in New York City, another crashing into the ...Continue Reading →
Recently, we’ve seen images on television and across the internet that seemed unimaginable, as the city of Houston was underwater after Hurrican Harvey struck. Of course, our thoughts and donations go out to the victims of Harvey, as we wish them a speedy and safe recovery, but our minds also turn to the inevitable question: could something like that happen here in Sacramento?
Actually, ...Continue Reading →
Can you believe the summer is already almost over and the kids will be going back to school? Me neither! Here are 35 fun facts about back to school craziness to help you cope!
1. There are approximately 33 million elementary school children in the U.S, 17 million kids attending high school, and 8.8 little ones in ...Continue Reading →
Over the past few decades, fitness has climbed from a P.E. class and garage weight set afterthought to a multi-billion dollar industry. Getting people to work out and try to be healthier has also never been more necessary, as according to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 70% of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight, including 35% that are considered obese.
But just signing up ...Continue Reading →
What would you guess is the most valuable brand in the world?
A bevy of companies and products might come to mind, but now we have confirmation as to which is the brand with the highest reported financial worth thanks to a Forbes magazine report.
Leading the annual list of the world’s 100 top brands is perennial powerhouse Apple, with an estimated worth of $175 billion last ...Continue Reading →
Do you shop at the dollar store? If you’re like most Americans, you love an occasional trip to the store where everything is $1, 99 cents, or even less! Here are some interesting facts about the big business of the stores with such small prices:
There are actually three models for dollar stores:
Dollar Tree is a ...Continue Reading →
February is Black History Month, so we’d like to applaud and celebrate some heroes of the Untied States civil rights movement. Initiated by Carter G. Woodsen in 1921 as only a week, this reverence for African American contribution and culture was placed in February because it marked the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. It was later expanded to a full month in ...Continue Reading →
As the confetti falls on another New Year and the calendar page flips to 2017, we’re reminded by how truly incredible 2016 was. To commemorate the last 365 days and say goodbye to 2016, we decided to put together our top-10 blog posts of the year, as determined by reader views.
As always, thanks for reading, sharing, and follow Blue Water Credit, and please reach out to us if you need any advice or help with your credit score in 2017. ...Continue Reading →
The highly anticipated release of the movie Star Wars: Episode VII is right around the corner, ready to hit theaters on December 18, 2015. Set 30 years after the epic Battle of Endor portrayed in Return of the Jedi, the film will include our favorite characters and actors from the original film: Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo, only 30 years older, as in real life.
The title “The Force Awakens” is actually quite fitting, as the Star Wars ...
In this blog, we’ll explore the Disney financial empire, ...