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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...

Preparing for Spring Power Outages

Winter ice and snow aren’t the only things that knock out residential power. Now that the weather is beginning to get warmer there are more More...

The Economic Value of Parenting

As you know, spending grows the economy. While buying a new home, a new car or possibly even a boat may fuel the economy, so More...

4 Reasons Drug Use Rises During A Recession

During the recession of 2008-2009, researchers had an ideal opportunity to study the effects of a recession on people’s use of drugs and alcohol. This More...

Drawing the line on cultural development in Toronto

In the frenzied world of Toronto property development, there’s only one place left to go: up. City planning has put a premium on increased density More...