Category Archives: Lifestyle

How can people ever get into their first home? Here’s How.

I was thinking in the shower this morning, as I do, about all of the people who feel that they will never be able to buy their first home. It’s just too expensive.   House prices are the highest they … Continue reading

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Traffic Jams, Telecommuting and Real Estate

Who likes traffic jams? If you do let me know on Twitter. I’m @BluesBro, I’m assuming you work for an oil company or are selling hybrid or electric cars. I was reading an article from Qaultrics yesterday about why Utah … Continue reading

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Paying Too Much For a House

I noticed a story in The Australian about people in Australia being worried about paying too much for the property, but unfortunately it was hidden behind a paywall. It’s a bit of a shame really. I research internationally and with … Continue reading

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Finding a Mortgage Calculator AND Why You Need to Borrow More Than You Thought

I think the common denominator is that banks can’t afford for you to fail financially when you are buying a house. Sure they want your business, but they want your successful business, because they know that if you buy a house and can make the repayments. Sometime in the future you will sell it and buy a more expensive home and borrow even more money from them. That’s how they make money, not by you saving money. Continue reading

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Telecommuting produces gains in productivity

A month or so ago on a Friday, the starter motor on my car decided to stop working. I ended up having to have a tow truck pick it up and take it to the garage where they had to … Continue reading

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This map shows how Americans in each state would spend $1 million

What most Americans would do if $1 million magically appeared for them to spend — but the usual suspects (house, car, and debt) weren’t options. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.marketwatch.com This doesn’t bring so many surprises. Those in low socioeconomic … Continue reading

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Revealed, the death maps of Europe

Pensioners in northern Spain, north eastern Italy, and in southern and western France survived up to age 94 thanks mainly to their Mediterranean diet, a study by the University of Porto found. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk As I head … Continue reading

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