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Financial Technology and How It's Changing the Way We Bank

October 12, 2017

Not surprisingly, many people do all or most of their banking online. But many others still prefer to have access to the local bank branch near their home, school, or place of work. In the past, services like mortgages, check cashing and personal loans were only available at a bank... Continue Reading →

The “Downfall” of the Mall: What it Really Means to Consumers and Communities

September 13, 2017

Numerous sources (many of them reliable) say that the U.S. consumer should expect a decline in the number of shopping malls nationally. According to a report by Credit Suisse, 20% to 25% of America’s malls will likely close in the coming five years. In addition, the rate of new mall... Continue Reading →

How to Earn More Money: Why Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Matter

August 03, 2017

John was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1924, the middle child in a house of 10 kids. After the eighth grade, John dropped out of school to help his father with their small farm and do side jobs to support the family. Later, after serving in World War II,... Continue Reading →

Affordable Housing: A Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry Where Investment Property Serves A Community Purpose

March 28, 2017

The shortage of affordable apartments and homes is a challenge for people of all income levels in the U.S. With so many people spending 50% or more of their income on housing, it is no wonder that people from all walks of life are looking for relief. This unwavering demand... Continue Reading →

Global Economics and the American Middle Class

March 15, 2016

In his book, "The Post-American World," Fareed Zakaria assures his readers that today's problems are not the result of an American decline; rather, he believes that they are the result of the rise of other global economies. In this new world, Zakaria says that he feels certain that the United... Continue Reading →