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14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

2019-11-20T12:00:02-08:00

By Travis Bradberry Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most important, what makes them so successful and productive. "Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them." -Vaibhav Shah Kevin Kruse recently [...]

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day2019-11-20T12:00:02-08:00

Increase Your Credit Score By Consolidating Your Debt

2019-11-19T06:28:45-08:00

By Carissa Abazia Consolidating your debt  can help increase your credit score. Here’s what you need to know. Increase Your Credit Score A new study from TransUnion explored how debt consolidation loans impact consumer credit performance, overall debt load and credit health. TransUnion says that consolidating credit card debt with a personal loan can help [...]

Increase Your Credit Score By Consolidating Your Debt2019-11-19T06:28:45-08:00

Officials spar with senators over plan for mortgage giants

2019-10-04T08:29:29-08:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials on Tuesday defended their plan to Congress for ending government control of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, clashing with Democratic senators on whether the change would raise home borrowing costs and neglect lower-income homeowners. The two finance companies nearly collapsed in the financial crisis 11 years [...]

Officials spar with senators over plan for mortgage giants2019-10-04T08:29:29-08:00

Could mortgage rates stay below 4% through 2020?

2019-10-04T08:31:13-08:00

Written by Erik J. Martin The Mortgage Reports Contributor Mortgage rates have been unbelievably low lately. That’s due to several factors, including the Fed’s recent decision to cut interest rates. But will they remain low for long? According to industry experts, there’s a good chance they will. Freddie Mac — one of the industry’s leading authorities — sees [...]

Could mortgage rates stay below 4% through 2020?2019-10-04T08:31:13-08:00

Down Payment + Loan Costs + Other Costs = Cash-to-Close

2019-10-08T07:56:52-08:00

Written by Carissa Abazia What are closing costs? Closing costs are a combination of lender fees, third-party fees, and fees charged by your state or county for recording or transfer taxes. You will review these fees during the transaction; fees are included in the initial Loan Estimate as well as your Closing Disclosure(s).  Here are [...]

Down Payment + Loan Costs + Other Costs = Cash-to-Close2019-10-08T07:56:52-08:00

To spend, or not to spend, that is the question.

2019-09-12T15:43:20-08:00

Written by Carissa Abazia When we talk about money and building wealth, there’s a lot of chatter about how to cut spending. Many of us believe that if we spend less, the golden key to the land of riches will miraculously fall into our lap. But spending isn’t always bad. Spending can improve your quality [...]

To spend, or not to spend, that is the question.2019-09-12T15:43:20-08:00

Common Mistakes Savvy First-Time Homebuyers Can Avoid

2019-10-08T08:01:19-08:00

Written By Joe Houghton Buying your first home can be a lot of things: exciting, responsible, an investment in the future. It says, “I am a grown-up.” However, the experience can also be frustrating. It will be scary and complicated and, at times, humbling. Accepting the fact that you will probably experience every emotion you [...]

Common Mistakes Savvy First-Time Homebuyers Can Avoid2019-10-08T08:01:19-08:00

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says This 1 Thing Unlocks Employee Greatness. (It’s Why Microsoft Is Winning Again)

2019-08-21T09:22:10-08:00

By Scott Mautz CEOs have an overwhelming amount to worry about and focus on, especially incredibly complex tech companies like Microsoft. That's why I found Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's sit-down interview on July 25th with cheddar.com so intriguing. Nadella was asked for the secret behind Microsoft's resurgence. It passed a trillion-dollar valuation in April, becoming the third company to do so after [...]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says This 1 Thing Unlocks Employee Greatness. (It’s Why Microsoft Is Winning Again)2019-08-21T09:22:10-08:00

Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good

2019-06-09T10:11:59-08:00

By Nellie Bowles Ms. Bowles is a technology reporter for The New York Times. Screens used to be for the elite. Now avoiding them is a status symbol. SAN FRANCISCO — Bill Langlois has a new best friend. She is a cat named Sox. She lives on a tablet, and she makes him so happy [...]

Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good2019-06-09T10:11:59-08:00

Human Connection in Business

2019-06-09T09:58:28-08:00

by Carissa Abazia I’m sure you’ve heard the saying: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” I am a firm believer in this philosophy, as it has only served me well along my journey as a entrepreneur and business woman. All humans have basic needs. Relationships, like food and water, are another “need.” [...]

Human Connection in Business2019-06-09T09:58:28-08:00