Nowadays, we're faced with a number of retirement challenges, with only a select demographic of elderly people able to retire comfortably, solvent, and never having to work again. The standards of living, the economic realities of business, and stagnant working-class wages mean that many workers may never get to retire. Retirement Challenges Over 40% of all people who expect to
We live at a turning point in human history. Future historians will likely look back at the current era as a crucial chapter in human history. Just as the agricultural revolution and industrial revolution changed human society for good. So too has the digital revolution. The digital revolution has changed our lives and our culture in countless ways. These ways
A company's brand is extremely important. A business could have the best product or greatest service in the world, but if they have a negative image associated with their brand, they could end up having serious financial trouble. Branding doesn't just impact organizations, however. Individuals need to have positive brands associated with themselves, as well. Unfortunately, you don't have the
The traditional picture of new home construction is turned into a modern one when the real estate agent is taken out completely and a computer screen replaces the blueprints, design swatches, and spreadsheets. A new digital platform known as Edgewise is doing just this, by making the buyer-to-builder home construction model an easy and affordable possibility. The platform allows buyers to purchase brand new or in-progress properties online. Users can take care of the bulk of their business with the builder online, including reserving lots, making and negotiating offers, uploading financial documents, and paying deposits. To cater to the 41% of Americans who prefer a newly-built home over an existing one, Edgewise has programmed a “Design Studio” into their online platform. This feature allows buyers to make their own design choices and upgrades in their property. In turn, builders can send updates of the home’s construction progress through photos and videos.
The story of Netflix is one of hardship, perseverance, and incredible success, all thanks to a brilliant original idea. In short, Netflix is one of the ultimate success stories of our time – and as such, it has a lot to deal aspiring entrepreneurs on how to deal with opportunities and blunders. Embrace Change Netflix has become our go-to entertainment
How to Fix Your Credit Report Many people never check their credit reports and find out at the worst possible time that they contain errors – for example, when they are applying for a mortgage. These mistakes could be caused by anything from a typographic error to an incorrect account posting to attempted identity theft. No matter what the cause, these
Investing in stocks is a fantastic way to grow your wealth and set yourself up for a fantastic future. The question for most people is "How do I get started?" Thanks to the growth of the online world, the stock market is now more accessible than ever. In fact, you don't even need to use a broker if you don't
Many homeowners underestimate the costs of general maintenance and repairs. But the fact is, the average homeowner will spend between 1% and 4% of a home’s value on maintenance and repairs annually, costs which tend to increase as the house ages. For a $200,000 home, that’s at least $10,000 in repairs every five years. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to save money during the renovation and maintenance process, both by cutting initial costs as well as investing in future savings based on sustainability. With that goal in mind, here are a few ways you can save money with your fall home renovations.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for welders, cutters, brazers, and solderers is projected to reach 412,300 by 2024. Despite these labor increases, a shortage of welders will remain — but women welders can help fill the gap.
New Study Shows More Retirees Unable to Stay Solvent Bankruptcy is a painful process at any point in life, but it’s especially excruciating when you are at or near retirement age. There’s no time to recover and build retirement income.