To Thine Own Self Be True

Know your limits as an investor
It was Polonius in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet who spoke the words, “To thine own self be true.” There has been some scholarly debate about the meaning of the phrase.  Polonius’ children spoof him in pantomime as he speaks the words. Was it meant to be a joke? Some people tattoo the words on their arms. It seems to have become a credo for people who feel they need to take care of themselves...

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How Does Artwork Affect Real Estate Prices?

Murals are increasing real estate values
  Sixty-four thousand years ago, Neanderthals began carving and painting images on cave walls. Paintings and statues are found in every home and public building today. But, how does artwork affect real estate prices? The Math is Tricky When you ask, “How does artwork affect real estate prices?” It is hard to find specifics. However, real estate agents and developers agree that art improves...

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Examples of Fraudulent Real Estate Practices

Fraudulent Real Estate Practices
Are you aware of fraudulent real estate practices? Have you ever found yourself ignoring a nagging feeling that you’re being scammed? The situation that is being presented to you may be just too good to be true. Or, the facilitator presenting the deal is just a little too politely aggressive, which they ostensibly claim is for your sake. Many of us have gone through these motions right before becoming...

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Keep Your Financial Cool Despite The Heat

No matter how you slice it, summer is expensive. In our dreams, it’s because we spent all of our extra cash on two first-class tickets to a far-off beach resort, but in reality, our summertime expenses are never so exciting. Little things — a repair here, a purchase there — eat away at the savings we manage to put aside until there’s nothing left. Just because the tank is at empty doesn’t...

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