After two sluggish months of Retail Sales, consumers ramped up their spending in April at auto dealers, hardware stores and e-commerce outlets. Retail Sales rose 0.4 percent from March to April, and March Retail Sales were revised upward to 0.1 percent from -0.3 percent originally reported.
According to a Money Magazine poll of married couples over age 25 with household incomes of $50,000 or more, 70 percent of couples argue about money more than other topics. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid common trip wires and help defuse money arguments before they blow up.
The January S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city Home Price Index rose 5.7 percent over the January 2016 reading. Of the nation's 20 largest cities, three reached all-time highs in January: Seattle, Portland and Denver. And 12 cities reported greater price increases in the 12-month period ending January 2017 versus the year ending in December 2016.
Opening up a dialogue at a networking event, and keeping your intentions for business development clear, is easier than it may appear. While the most effective opener is, in fact, saying "hi" and introducing yourself, you may need a conversation boost after that.
Keep things moving in the right direction with these inventive icebreakers:
Here at Finance of America, we pride ourselves on offering the widest arrange of loan products and programs to match your needs as our client specifically. The consistency of our efforts is backed up by the fact that new product offerings hit the market all the time! Our latest roll out is actually a set of three programs aptly titled The Chrome Programs.
A presidential election can be the epitome of an average American’s participation in the democratic process. For mortgage lenders, however, elections can often spell out anxiety with a capitol A.
The Federal Reserve will have a meeting of policymakers this week, which will perhaps shed some light on an economic forecast with arrows pointing in every direction imaginable. Analysts don’t expect the Fed to raise interest rates this month, but their comments could indicate changes in July and future rate hikes.