Month: September 2018

Floods are the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster. Yet, standard homeowners and renters insurance policies specifically don’t cover that. “Your homeowners policy will cover water damage if water came from above,” said Jason Hargraves, managing editor of insuranceQuotes.com. “If your house is damaged from water that comes from the ground up, you’ll need
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Courtesy of Sara Zeff Geber With her recent book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A retirement and aging roadmap for single and childless adults, Sara Zeff Geber brought the term “solo agers” into the national vocabulary. By Geber’s definition, a solo ager (sometimes called an “elder orphan”) is a boomer without children and/or grandchildren.
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Three months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in 2017, the island declared itself open for tourism. Under the leadership of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, a governmental organization, they embarked on a campaign to encourage vacationers. Three months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island declared itself open for tourism, using vacation spend to fund economic
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Recently, there’s a listing of a second-floor apartment at 778 Park Avenue that piqued my interest. Aside from the massive price tag ($9.995 million), another notable feature is the New York property has “good bones.” In real estate, the term “good bones” is often presented when a house (or apartment) needs some TLC before move-in. While these homes have a lot going on—great floor
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The ball pit at New York’s Color FactoryHeather Moore for Color Factory The subscription economy has given way to a parallel phenomenon responsible for the waves of Instagrammable exhibits and experiential retail shops undulating your news feed–the pop up economy. With consumers increasingly adverse to own things or commit their dollars in the long term,
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“What are you doing here?” a young engineering student asked Vipin Mayar, the head of artificial intelligence initiatives at Fidelity Investments, at a MIT conference in San Francisco. As Mayar recalled, “They were all just… surprised.” Fidelity executives are getting used to the confused looks and double-takes their company booth draws at Silicon Valley job
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financial advisor putting a coin in her savings piggy bank Recently, I “discovered” a new type of REIT that caught my attention. It occupies a sub-, sub-, sub-sector, thought as lost as Atlantis, elusive as unicorns, merely mythological, a tale spun late into night, ‘round the flickering REIT campfire. But seriously and without hesitation, I’m
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Fall in Boston along the Charles River Forget spring, fall is a good time to buy and sell. Historically the real estate buying season begins in early spring. Recent data from HomeLight, a San-Francisco-based real estate referral firm reveals fall can be even a better time for both sellers and buyers in markets around the
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