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Many of us have one room in the house that doesn’t really have a job. Maybe we set it up with an air bed once in awhile for guests, or shove out-of-season clothing boxes in there, or use it as a holding zone for stuff we’re not sure what to do with.
It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three to six months’ worth of living expenses — should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA or another investment account?
Generally, you feel better – more confident – when you’re sporting a new look. Sometimes, even the smallest changes can make a big difference in your attitude. Doesn’t your investment plan deserve the same kind of attention? After all, someday it’s going to be taking care of you! Perhaps your portfolio is overweighted in stocks. Maybe you’d like to spice up your portfolio with commodities. Whatever you have in mind, it’s always a good move to regularly review your investments and make decisions about your financial strategies.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Arizona announced the expansion of its operations with the addition of 120 independent sales associates from ZipRealty, Inc.’s offices in Phoenix. This local growth comes as a result of the acquisition of ZipRealty’s national operations by Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s ultimate parent company.
When East Valley residents are looking for a brief getaway to decompress and escape the sweltering summer heat, they usually turn their eyes northward to the cooler climes of Prescott, Flagstaff or the Mogollon Rim. However, they’re doing themselves a disservice if they chose to ignore our neighbor to the south.
On Sept. 1, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile endeavor in life requires significant effort — and that’s certainly the case with investing. The harder you work at it, the more likely you are to make progress toward your goals.
On Sept. 8, we observe National Grandparents Day. If you have grandchildren, they will hopefully mark this occasion by sending a card, making a call or, best of all, paying a visit. But however your grandchildren express their feelings for you, you undoubtedly have a very big place in your heart for them. In fact, you may well be planning on including your grandchildren in your estate plan. If that’s the case, you’ll want to do the best you can to preserve the size of your estate — without sacrificing the ability to enjoy life during your retirement years.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, the parking lot of ReThinc Advertising will be filled with clean canines during the agency’s fifth annual Rescue Rinse. Valley residents are invited to bring their pups in from 9 a.m. to noon to get squeaky clean and showered with affection for charity. This year’s beneficiary will be Lucky Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization base in Scottsdale.
Seton Catholic Preparatory High School recently added a high-tech alert system that furthers communication between first responders and school administration in the event of a crisis
With the start of football season just around the corner, parents are shopping for the best safety equipment to ensure that their children are as protected and comfortable as possible. One of the most important tasks of the offseason is selecting the right mouth guard to protect a player’s teeth, mouth and jaw.
Keith Baker was put in a position he never expected at this stage in Grand Canyon’s move into the Division I classification.
The same man has been to our house twice. He stated up front he was representing Pulte. He asked if I had a stand on the Pulte development. I told him that I am aware of the situation and, based on principle, I am against the development because of the way it has been handled from the get go. He said the buyer, Gee, has received a lot of negative reaction for letting the golf course deteriorate. I said, unfortunately, so has Pulte just by association. When asked what I would like to see, I responded that I would like to see more options, i.e., the community garden, riparians, walking paths, just other options. He said that he would put me down as an “undecided.” I called him back and said, I have decided, I will not endorse the development as currently proposed. I don’t care if the mud hole/moon crater stands for awhile.
I’ve been watching The Lakes golf course issue for awhile, hoping I could vote. Unfortunately, I do not live in the Lakes area and, therefore, I can’t vote. Even though I don’t live in the direct area, it still impacts me and many others in Ahwatukee. Please educate yourself on what is happening.
Question: Is it true that Facebook is now selling my browsing data to advertisers?
More than a century ago Leo Tolstoy wrote about a greedy farmer in his tale, “How Much Land Does a Man Need?” This farmer was discontent with his life because he never seemed to have enough. He moved town to town looking for greener pastures and greater opportunity. On his journeys he heard rumors of a far-away place where a distant tribe possessed more land than anyone could walk over in a year; and it was all there for the taking. He went to investigate and found the rumors to be true. The farmer met with the tribal chief who informed him that he could in fact have all the land he wanted.
“Lucy” is a completely inconsequential movie. You watch it, shrug your shoulders with a “meh,” walk away, and forget about it the next day. That’d be all well and good if “Lucy” was simply aspiring to be another run-of-the-mill blockbuster. The film actually seems to have greater ambitions, though, trying hard to tackle a number of complex ideas and theories. On one hand, the film’s ambition at least makes it more admirable than mindless entertainment. On the other hand, the fact that the film can’t deliver on its ambition ultimately makes it more disappointing.
When it’s time to start stocking the school backpack, it’s easy to just grab a stack of plain, boring notebooks.
I'm a sucker for a film that shoots for infinity but barely scrapes into the atmosphere. I appreciate the effort and the willingness to do something a little different in order to bring a modicum of ingenuity and interest into a medium that thrives and lives on repetitiveness and creature comfort.
If you’re in a marriage that’s ending, you’ll need to gather certain financial documents to help you evaluate your assets and understand the financial position you’re in. Some of the information may be at your fingertips, but some might require sleuthing.
Here’s an interesting statistic: over the past three decades, the centenarian population in the United States has grown about 66 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To enjoy this time to the fullest — and to help prevent the possibility of outliving your financial resources — you will need to invest for income and growth throughout your retirement years.
Corporate deals helped lift stocks in afternoon trading Monday, steering the market on course for its second consecutive gain. Investors cheered Citigroup’s latest earnings as well as acquisitions such as generic drug developer Mylan’s $5.3 billion bid for Abbott Laboratories.
What an insult! I received in the mail a glossy, full-color invitation from Pulte Homes to change our CC&R’s. Not once in the entire circular did Pulte fully acknowledge that there is a choice to be made. Not once did Pulte even attempt to rebut any of the substantial arguments and objections which have been raised, such as loss of open space, increased burdens on traffic, schools and other infrastructure, or expectations of the neighboring homeowners that their houses would border a golf course, just like when they bought them.
The group behind a vetoed religious freedom law intends to study Monday's Supreme Court ruling as a chance to revamp it and try again next year.
The state of Arizona is giving away free gas caps.