10 Reasons every renter should try to buy their first home.

There’s a great saying about home ownership that goes: “Everyone pays a mortgage every month and everyone buys a house; it´s just a matter if it´s yours or your landlord’s.”  That’s 100% true when you think about it, because over a lifetime of paying rent, whether it’s in an apartment or house, your money is going to pay for the landlord’s investment. Of course renting is right for some people based on their financial situation and housing needs, but there ...

Continue Reading →

25 Facts that will make you want to hug a teacher.

1.  There are currently more than 7.2 million teachers in the U.S., about 3.8 million teaching at elementary, middle, or high schools and the rest at kindergartens, post secondary and special education institutions of learning. Only about 12% of these teachers work at private schools.

2.  There are approximately 116,240 K–12 schools in the United States; 85,530 of which are public; 4,480 public charter; and 26,230 private.

3.  Pre-K-12 teachers make up the biggest occupational group in the United States according to ...

Continue Reading →

24 Ways to keep your kids safe this Halloween.

As the nights grow colder and the leaves hint at changing color, we know it’s almost time for the spookiest of all the holidays, Halloween. October 31 is the perfect opportunity to take out our creepy costumes, decorate the house, and prepare for a ghoulishly good time with the kids. But while Trick or Treating might be a childhood activity, it’s not something that parents should take lightly. In fact, children are twice as likely to be hit by a ...

Continue Reading →

The Cost of Cute: A new report highlights that raising a child now costs almost a quarter of a million dollars.

I once heard a comedian joke that babies and children are made so cute just so parents can cope with the fact that they’re so much work and difficult to raise. That may be true, and we can add the fact that children are pretty expensive to that list.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, highlighting the accumulated cost of raising a child. The USDA tallied the line items or ...

Continue Reading →

Too Big to be Fair? The latest DraftKings and FanDuel controversy exposes shady dealings in fantasy football.

The house always wins.

That’s the first cardinal rule of gambling, a commandment much revered (yet often discarded) by gamblers. But it seems in the case of NFL fantasy football and sports giants FanDuel and DraftKings, the house is winning big – even though it now appears that the deck is rigged.

The two biggest fantasy sports are facing a controversy akin to being caught with an ace up their sleeves, as last week, reports surfaced that a DraftKings employee won $350,00 ...

Continue Reading →

The latest Experian hack jeopardizes 15 million T-Mobile customers.

Up until now, hackers and cyber criminals compromised big corporations and stole their consumer databases, and then credit monitoring bureaus, like Experian, were counted on the clean up the ensuing mess to thwart identity theft and justify credit scoring. However, last week Thursday, the paradigm was turned upside down in an event that shocked the industry. Hacker actually tapped into Experian’s data, and once the fox was inside the hen house stole the sensitive financial information from 15 million people, ...

Continue Reading →
Call Now ButtonCall Now!