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Urban area development: The benefits of skate parks

Sometimes people may be quick to judge on the issue of installing an urban skatepark in their area.  Contrary to popular belief, there are many More...

How Your Wardrobe Can Affect Your Paycheck

It’s probably not a new thing for someone to tell you that “clothes make the man” (or woman, of course),  but this old saying isn’t More...

Government stumped as report shows aboriginal wage gap widening, unemployment growing

The federal government touted a number of initiatives Wednesday for improving First Nations’ well-being but could not explain why a new report showed the prosperity More...

Will Vancouver’s housing bubble burst?

In the book A Short History of Financial Euphoria, the prominent economist John Kenneth Galbraith described the causes and commonalities of speculative financial episodes, from More...

Social Security: The Stuff They Don’t Tell You

Social Security rules and regulations are almost cryptic these days.  The average person has no idea what they would need to do if they needed More...

Infographic: The future of student loan debt in America

Over the past 30 years, college tuition has increased a whopping 500 percent and now more than 37 million Americans owe a total of $1.2 More...

Developing the Intrinsic Value of Memories

One of the first times that many people start thinking about the logistics of death is when their parents start getting older. As adults, there’s More...

CNBC Article about Palm Beach County’s Attractiveness to Financial Services Companies

The pitch for running a hedge fund from Miami or Palm Beach is hard to ignore, especially after another brutal Northeastern winter. Taxes are low, More...

Toronto’s working poor are moving to the suburbs

TORONTO, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ – A new report from the Metcalf Foundation examines the continued upward creep of working poverty in Canada’s wealthiest city. More...

In Kansas City neighborhood, the present and future collide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – To three generations, the neighborhood west of State Line Road at 45th Street was known as Spring Valley. Now the More...

Three Creative Ways to Boost the Value of Your Home

Home ownership offers a plethora of investment opportunities.  Now that the housing market has begun to climb the proverbial economic mountain once more, homeowners are More...

How to Make Community Engagement Work in Your Community

Community engagement is widely accepted as critical for the success of economic development initiatives. Yet, there are often substantial obstacles and barriers to achieving success. More...