When it comes to credit score, debt, and personal finance, 2017 was one of the most tumultuous and polarizing years on record. We saw the stock market surge, the real estate market come roaring back to pre-2007 levels, and the nation’s average credit score reach 700 for the first time ever.
But we also experienced surging credit card and debt levels, the Equifax hack and other mass data thefts that compromised the records of almost 200 million Americans, and skyrocketing rents ... 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 ... Continue Reading →
Blue Water Credit has done it again – ranking as one of the fastest growing companies in the Sacramento region, as recognized by the Business Journal. The “Biz Journal”, the preeminent business and commerce news source in the California capital, releases an annual list of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado counties, and 2016’s list shows that Blue Water Credit has earned the prestigious designation not just once, but twice in a row now.
The list, compiled ... Continue Reading →
In part one of this blog we brought you 25 rich, steamy and delicious facts about Starbucks, the world’s most popular coffee brand. Here are 25 more perfectly roasted and heavily-caffeinated facts about Starbucks, including our vote for the nicest coffee store in the world!
1. Starbucks was originally based with a nautical theme to celebrate founding city Seattle’s seaport identity, so their logo also has a maritime design.
2. In fact, inspiration for the Starbucks logo came from a ... Continue Reading →
We miss Zig. For those of you in the business of selling real estate, mortgages, or any other type of sales who were lucky enough to hear him speak or even meet him, you probably miss him, too. In fact, ‘Zig’ Zigler (his real name was Hilary Hinton Zigler) left a lasting legacy when he passed away of pneumonia at the age of 86 in 2012. His sales wisdom and motivation techniques not only inspired us to be better sales ... Continue Reading →
When it comes to promoting your business, you can do all of the marketing and paid advertising in the world but it still won’t surpass one crucial factor in your success – customer reviews. In fact, customer reviews – particularly through social media and online review sites like Yelp, Google+, Foursquare, and Facebook – are more important than ever in attracting a new audience and converting them to new clients efficiently.
But online reviews are also a double-edged sword since the ... Continue Reading →
They’ve been called everything from modern day Robin Hoods to cyber-terrorists. They rally for free speech, champions of democracy, and even work to protect us from Isis and Al Qaeda. They are malicious pranksters who hide their identities behind masks, vandals that cause billions of dollars in damage and ruin lives, and lawbreakers.
You may have seen images of them on the news during Occupy Wall Street, adorning the front cover of Time Magazine in 2012 as one of the 100 ... Continue Reading →
Evolution in new technology – in our homes, our offices, in our cars, and even worn or carried on our persons – are supposed to bring abundant and inexpensive smart tech solutions to our every day lives, right? The cool new computing and media devices and options may be omnipotent, but surprisingly, the price tag on all of this “cheap” tech has gone up, not down.
A study released last year by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants found some ... Continue Reading →
At Blue Water Credit, our clients’ opinions mean everything, and we constantly strive to exceed expectations and earn their praise. Repairing credit can sometimes be a challenging process, but our goal is always to lead our clients to a better financial situation with communication, hard work, and their best interests always in mind. So how are we doing?
We recently checked in with Yelp, the popular internet user rating site, to see what people were saying on Blue Water Credit. We ... Continue Reading →