According to a Caring.com survey, only 42% of U.S. adults currently have estate planning documents such as a living trust or will -- those percentages are even higher for younger adults, as well. In fact, 64% of Generation Xers (ages 37 to 52) and 78% of millennials (ages 18 to 36) do not have a will. Though young people shouldn't
Buying a home is an exceptionally exciting experience. Of course, when you're budget house hunting, you have to be extra careful to find a house that fits more than your financial needs. Usually accompanying a major life change or shift toward maturity and independence, finding the perfect place to spend the rest of your days can seem daunting but is
For small business owners, bringing in new customers can be a struggle. Advertisement can be fairly expensive. Knowing just what audience to target can be tricky to pin down. Besides, with all the larger businesses out there, competition can be rough. However, there are a few simple tips and tricks you can use to draw in new customers that
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.