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September 20, 2017

Which States Are Raising Their Minimum Wage in 2018?

The Economic Policy Institute has great facts and figures on the US minimum wage, currently $7.25, which has not been raised since 2009. Various states have raised minimum wages for their workers, and some are planning to further increase minimum wage in 2018.

We don’t suggest you move for an extra few dollars or cents, but when you’re looking to buy a home, every penny counts! Currently, Washington, D.C. boasts the highest minimum wage at $12.50, with Washington state and Massachusetts coming in tied at $11.00/hr.

In the District of Columbia, someone earning minimum wage would have to work for 30 years (that’s pre-tax) to afford the average cost of a [...]

 
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September 15, 2017

Living in a Tourist Haven: How to Make a Home in Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach, Virginia isn't a sleepy beach town. See what living in Virginia Beach, VA is really like, and learn how to make your house a home.
 
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September 13, 2017

5 Things You Have to Learn Before Moving to Honolulu’s Best Neighborhoods

If you're moving to Honolulu, Hawaii, then this guide will help you find out what you need to now before moving to Honolulu's best neighborhoods.
 
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September 11, 2017

4 Things You Need to Know Before Selling Your Home in Cleveland, OH

Are you planning on selling your home in Cleveland, Ohio? Here are four things you need to know before you put your house on the market.
 
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September 8, 2017

How Homeowners Insurance Has Evolved Over Time

The homeowners insurance industry has a rich history that is continuously evolving. From the time the first policy came about in the 1730s until now, the market has greatly changed, becoming increasingly detailed and more focused on data and risk mitigation.

The Beginning of Homeowners Insurance

The initial homeowner insurance policies created were simple and protected against the most basic of elements: fire.

In the 1730s, the first fire insurance policy was underwritten in the United States. Twenty years later, Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia Contributionship was the first insurer to underwrite fire protection for its customers. The initial government [...]

 
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September 8, 2017

Why We Moved to Brooklyn, NY for its Ice Cream (Among Other Things)

From art galleries to thrift shops, Brooklyn has it all, including ice cream. These ice cream shops will have you hopping on a train and moving to Brooklyn in no time.
 
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September 4, 2017

Why Retirees Should Consider Moving to Providence, RI

Are you nearing your retirement and thinking about moving? Find out why retirees should consider moving to Providence, Rhode Island today.
 
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August 31, 2017

Five Expert Tips for Handling Homeowner’s Insurance Claims After a Disaster

As the last of Hurricane Harvey’s rains pelt an already waterlogged Houston and its surrounding communities, homeowners are no doubt taking the first steps in filing insurance claims on their damaged homes and property. Exactly how homeowners should navigate this claims process is information that’s more pertinent now than ever, so we’ve reached out to experts to find out five solid tips you should keep in mind as you begin the claims process.

Your Insurance Agent Should Be Your First Call

Lisa Lindsay has been in the insurance industry for more than three decades and she’s the executive director of Private Risk Management Association, a collaborative [...]

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