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Residential Real Estate and Home Sales: A Tale of Two Markets?

Residential Real Estate and Home Sales: A Tale of Two Markets?

Residential real estate sales seem to be at first blush a tale of two markets. In data released in March, the Census Bureau said new single-family home sales rose 3.5% in February, with housing starts up 5.2%. However, existing home sales fell 7.1%, according to the National Association of Realtors. The deeper story shows that the residential real estate market ...

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Fine Wine: Storage: Check. Now to Grow That Collection
May 6, 2016

Fine Wine: Storage: Check. Now to Grow That Collection

Had a good day trading and want to celebrate? Or looking to add more “liquid” assets to your portfolio? There are different fine wines to do that. In Part 1 of ...

Get the Wine Storage Your Budding Collection Deserves
April 29, 2016

Get the Wine Storage Your Budding Collection Deserves

If you find that your small, six-bottle countertop wine fridge just isn’t cutting it anymore, it may be time to upgrade to something bigger. Luckily, wine storage ...

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Time to Take a Trip? Celebrate Earth Day with Ecotourism
April 22, 2016

Time to Take a Trip? Celebrate Earth Day with Ecotourism

Imagine hiking through Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara National Reserve with local tribe members guiding you through their homeland. Or picture kayaking through ...

Getting It Write—The Allure of Fine Fountain Pens
April 15, 2016

Getting It Write—The Allure of Fine Fountain Pens

Tired of typing? Consider investing in a high-end fountain pen and watch your words flow in a whole new way. Just because we’re firmly in a digital age doesn’t ...

Changes in Life? Volatile Markets? Time to Review Investment Plans
April 13, 2016

Changes in Life? Volatile Markets? Time to Review Investment Plans

Sometimes, life goes as planned. An investor chooses her long-term goals, follows her investing plan, and meets her objectives without having to change ...

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Take Me Out to the (Minor League) Ball Game
April 8, 2016

Take Me Out to the (Minor League) Ball Game

Baseball season is under way, and now’s the perfect time to plan a trip to see the boys of summer play. Although you could go to a Major League Baseball ...

Want a Boat? Or a House? The Importance of Concrete Goals
April 6, 2016

Want a Boat? Or a House? The Importance of Concrete Goals

Many investors set financial goals like trying to accumulate $1 million before retirement. But a financial goal that’s all about the money may not be the best ...

Trader Leisure: Enjoy the Elegance of Classic Board Games
April 1, 2016

Trader Leisure: Enjoy the Elegance of Classic Board Games

Been trading all day? Take time to play. But you don’t need to stare at any more screens. Just as ebooks haven’t replaced paper books, classic physical board ...

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April 15 Tax Return Postmark Deadline? Not This Year
March 23, 2016

April 15 Tax Return Postmark Deadline? Not This Year

Some things seem like they were just meant to go together: peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, peas and carrots. Oil and water—we all know they don’t ...

Spring Migration Is for the Birds—and You
March 18, 2016

Spring Migration Is for the Birds—and You

Imagine standing on a wharf on a balmy spring day, peering through your high-powered binoculars in hopes of sighting a few migrating birds, when suddenly you ...

Top Off Your Look With A High-End, Handmade Hat
March 11, 2016

Top Off Your Look With A High-End, Handmade Hat

Hats for men and women are becoming more popular. Whether it’s because of retro fashion on TV shows like Mad Men and Downton Abbey, or because of style ...

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Health Savings Account: Triple-Whammy Tax Deductions
March 9, 2016

Health Savings Account: Triple-Whammy Tax Deductions

Going to the doctor just got a little cheaper. Well, sort of. Eligible folks covered by a high-deductible health insurance plan (HDHP) can score tax deductions ...

Networking with Nobles: Stay in a Castle and Meet the Gentry
March 4, 2016

Networking with Nobles: Stay in a Castle and Meet the Gentry

Downton Abbey might be wrapping up its TV run, but you can still fulfill that romantic fantasy of being to the manor born. There are plenty of historic houses ...

Ethical Wills: Pass Your Values Down Along with Your Assets
March 2, 2016

Ethical Wills: Pass Your Values Down Along with Your Assets

Property is one thing. Do you also have a message to pass on to your heirs? Ethical wills are a simple but often overlooked opportunity in estate planning. An ethical ...

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Vintage or Custom: Guitars That Sound and Look Beautiful
February 26, 2016

Vintage or Custom: Guitars That Sound and Look Beautiful

Guitars may be one of the most popular musical instruments. Who hasn’t tried playing a few chords? Now the market for guitars is growing ...

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