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Young People Are Priced Out Of Their First Cars And Homes

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Less and less young people are buying cars and houses. In the 20-30 age range, car and home ownership is falling rapidly. Owning your own property or car was a rite of passage for many twenty-somethings. By 30, most hope to settle down with their own home. However, this is no longer a common theme. Are young people actually priced out of these established investments? Or is it just down to a shift in personality and values?
In 2013 the number of young people …

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The Challenges Millennials Face

Today, a little more than one third of people between the ages of 18 and 30 years, called millennials, live with their parents. There is good reason for this. Student loan debt, unemployment and underemployment make it almost impossible for these people to pay rent and live independently. If they can’t even pay for a low-rent apartment, how will they get a mortgage and own a home? With the increase in housing prices, even the 60 percent who don’t live at home find it difficult to qualify for a home …

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[28 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Are Your Elderly Parents Victims of a Scam?

Your elderly parents might not be one of your top concerns. You probably have to worry about chasing children around at high speeds while on a high-stakes conference call. Dinner can wait. Laundry is not a concern until it is scary. However, your elderly parents might be in danger of falling victim to a scam. Sadly, seniors can be very attractive targets for con artists. Even worse, recent statistics suggest about one-third of senior citizens do not report scams due to a variety of different factors.
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[25 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
The Top 100 Finance Blogs, We come in at #56 :-)

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[17 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
How to Increase Your Ice Cream Parlor Sales by Adding a Truck

If you’re used to selling ice cream in a retail store location, you might be taken aback by the fact that shop owners who take to the streets see an increase in profits. How can this be? Simple. People are getting tired of prepackaged foods that have been sitting around in a freezer for months. Bring them fresh ice cream and they will beat a path to your truck.
 
It’s An American Pastime
 
Ice cream trucks have a rich history in America. They go back to the 1920s’ when Harry Burt decided …

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[16 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]

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[9 Oct 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Deducing the vital financial tips for the twenty-somethings of the nation

As more and more students head back to different campuses within the country, they will now be making a lot of decisions like “What subjects should I take?” to the mundane “Where can I find the best bagels?” And among many decisions, one of them would also be “How many credit cards should I have?” Well, this is not a theoretical question as making the right choice while taking out credit cards can have a positive impact on the student’s finances in the years to come. That’s because a credit …

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[3 Sep 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Buying a Short Sale Home: Tips to Make the Process Flow Seamlessly

Buying a home on a short sale can be an exciting and unsettling time for you and your family. You want to get a good deal on the house, but that’s not always possible. At the same time, you need to be aware of the seller’s special needs and restrictions placed on him by the bank. Here’s how to make sure your next short sale goes off without a hitch.
Make Sure You’re Getting a Good Price
Getting a good deal in this market is a lot harder than it used to …