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An American family who moved to Nicaragua for a year to live cheaply ended up blowing their $30,000 budget thanks to unexpected costs — but still spent less than life at home in the US

Courtesy of Mark Tew Mark and Amanda Tew and their four children spent a year on a mini-retirement in .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 10th, 2018

Why The American Dream Of Owning A Big Home Is Way Overrated (In One Simple Chart)

Authored by Shawn Langlois via MarketWatch.com, From 1978 through 2015, the median size of the single-family home increased every year until it peaked a.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMay 22nd, 2018

In One Chart: Why the American Dream of owning a big home is way overrated, in one chart

From 1978 through 2015, the median size of the single-family home increased every year until it peaked at 2,467 square feet, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Then, in 2016, that number began to shrink, albeit ever so slightly. Finally......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 22nd, 2018

How companies can support their employees who provide long-term care to family members

With frequent business travel and two young children at home, Scott Kreiling’s life was full. And the president of Regence BlueShield of Idaho was about to get busier.  His father had spent years caring for his mother in their Tucson, Arizona, home as.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 16th, 2018

Thinking of buying or renting near the city? Consider the tax costs

Imagine setting aside 10 percent of your salary every year towards paying property taxes on your home. Well, that is a reality for some homeowners in the tri-state area.  Homeowners in New York... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 17th, 2018

Energy costs are estimated at $67 per year for this award-winning Seattle custom home

The U.S. Department of Energy named a custom Seattle home among the winners of its annual Housing Innovation Awards. The Genesee Park Net Zero home at 3909 43rd Ave. S was constructed by Dwell Development. It was one of 27 homes nationwide recognize.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 15th, 2018

Home Depot Sees Higher Costs As Tight Transport Markets Bite Retailer

Transportation costs were close to $49 million higher in Q2. Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) results took a hit from higher transportation costs, with full-year results also expected to feel an impact due to higher expenses. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaAug 15th, 2018

23 American cities where the typical home will be $1 million by next year

Home prices in the United States are continuing to rise, pushing more and more cities into $1 million territory......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 15th, 2018

Ultra-Wealthy Having Their Brains Frozen So They Can "Come Back To Life" 100s Of Years From Now

Authored by Michael Snyder via The American Dream blog, If you could live forever, would you do it? Throughout history, money has allowed the elite to buy just about anything they want – e.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 15th, 2018

Work-life balance: The working stay-at-home parent survival guide

Balancing work and family is more challenging now than ever. Despite this, working parents have become the rule rath.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 14th, 2018

This 32-year-old makes 6 figures selling other people"s stuff on Amazon and eBay

"By buying and selling items I can live an abundant life," says Mark Meyer......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 14th, 2018

Here is a snapshot of the housing market around Buffalo in July

Once again, inventory was lacking for home buyers in July but there was a bit of good news as new listings climbed by 12.7 percent to 1,803 from a year ago. Overall, however, there continues to be a slowdown of available single-family homes with invento.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 14th, 2018

Turkey"s Erdogan Faces Crossroads in Dispute With U.S.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rejection of U.S. demands to immediately free an American pastor burnish his reputation at home as a strong-willed leader, but the financial costs are already proving to be steep......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 12th, 2018

Family of Sea-Tac Plane Thief, Richard Russell, Says They Are ‘Devastated’

Richard Russell's brazen act ended in a fiery crash that is being characterized as a suicide. Richard Russell, a 29-year-old ground service staffer for Alaska Air subsidiary Horizon Air, has been identi.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 12th, 2018

Single-family home prices on Oahu rise 5% in July

The median price of a single-family home on Oahu rose 5 percent last month on fewer sales, compared to last year, while the number of condominiums sold in July increased 6 percent with modest price gains, according to statistics from the Honolulu B.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 6th, 2018

A family thought their dog was missing for good — until he turned up a year later, 68 miles away from home

Esther Atkins had taken her dog Grace for a walk in Nicholtown, South Carolina, when they were followed by a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 6th, 2018

Why Control4 Corp. Stock Popped 20.6% on Friday

The smart-home products leader ended the first half of the year on a high note. Here's what investors need to know......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 4th, 2018

Catch up with Tampa Bay’s newly relocated companies

When companies relocate to Tampa Bay, it’s news. A check on two recent newcomers shows there’s no regret. Defense optics manufacturing company Meopta USA moved to Trinity last year after the Long Island, New York taxes and costs became prohib.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 3rd, 2018

Inside the life of Waymo"s driverless test family

For the past year, Kyla Jackson has been on.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesAug 1st, 2018

A Florida teacher quit and became a grocery shopper, making $100K a year

Ed Hennessey, 45, spent 20 years of his life teaching students at Oviedo High School, but always had to work extra jobs at Blockbuster, Old Navy, Target and later Uber to support his kids......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 1st, 2018

Oil prices down as API data reportedly show unexpected weekly climb in U.S. crude supply

The American Petroleum Institute reported Tuesday that U.S. crude supplies rose by 5.6 million barrels for the week ended July 27, ac.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 31st, 2018