Month: July 2019

The Home Improvement Research Institute is bullish on 2019, according to its latest findings released last week, and supported by other industry professionals and watchers. According to HIRI’s quarterly Project Sentiment Tracking Survey of 3,000 homeowners, this is what’s ahead for the rest of the year. Kitchens are projected to be among the top spaces
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Here are my Top 5 Favorite Investing Apps in 2019 – and each of their pros and cons. Enjoy! Add me on Instagram: GPStephan Second Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa-ckhlKL98F8YXKQ-BALiw The YouTube Creator Academy: Learn EXACTLY how to get your first 1000 subscribers on YouTube, rank videos on the front page of searches, grow your following, and turn
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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Traders now see a bigger chance of another rate cut by the Federal Reserve in September after it lowered interest rates for the first time since 2008 and hinted at further accommodation. The fed funds futures market now points to
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Leon Cooperman Scott Mlyn | CNBC During Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, many of the Democratic candidates called for ending a favorite tax break of the rich. And now they have some unlikely allies: billionaire, conservative hedge-fund managers. In Wednesday’s Financial Times, hedge-fund manager and longtime Republican supporter Leon Cooperman said that while he opposed
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Minted x Samsung Lyrical by Sarah McInroe Minted In recent years, television technology has rapidly improved. Screens are clearer and larger. Colors are truer and brighter. Units are thinner and designed to be to less obtrusive. But no matter which make and model you choose, whether it is sitting on top of an entertainment center
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Ariel Skelley | DigitalVision | Getty Images The CFP Board of Standards, the group overseeing the Certified Financial Planner credential, will overhaul its practices, making it easier for investors to spot financial advisors with a questionable past. In a Tuesday afternoon phone call, the group announced it would establish an independent task force to review
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Will interest rates really get the chop everyone thinks they will as 2019 rolls into the home stretch? The smart money certainly thinks it knows. Beyond tomorrow’s rate cut (which the pros see as all but in the can), futures traders predict two more chops—in September and December. But here’s something no one will tell
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Retiring as a millionaire may seem like a fantasy rather than a practical financial goal, yet it’s possible with savvy monthly saving. Reaching that milestone, however, takes determination, especially if you don’t start until later in life. Luckily, personal finance site NerdWallet crunched the numbers, broken down by age group, to demonstrate how much you’ll
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Illini Union building on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus Source: UI Public Affairs First there was the college admissions scandal earlier this year, which revealed the elaborate lengths wealthy parents will go to get their children into elite schools, including faking a learning disability and forking over $1.2 million. Now another trend shows
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Weather prediction is getting much better. Now, innovative companies are spinning that increased capability into lucrative new business models. ClimaCell, featured in a July 24 Forbes story, combines data analytics, traditional inputs and the analysis of signals beamed between cellular towers to predict local weather six hours in advance. The dark clouds. The sky in black. Pattern
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