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Self-Driving Technology Could Mean Safer Streets for Seniors

Self-driving vehicles aren’t just science fiction anymore, they’re on the way. While this technology is controversial, it could bring big safety and social benefits – especially for our nation’s senior population.

Nowhere is that population more vital than in the state of Florida.

Florida has the highest…

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Late Baby Boomers Have Held Nearly 12 Jobs on Average

Individuals born in the latter years of the baby boom held 11.9 jobs from ages 18 to 50, a new report from the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

While nearly half of these jobs were held from ages 18 to 24, the overall number is still telling: we…

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You’ll Be So Jealous of Your Dog

There’s a new dog treat on the market that’s so appetizing you may be tempted to eat them yourself. Their called Wild Hare Ears for Dogs.

Of course we’re joking; these things are gross. They look exactly like what they are: ears hacked from the heads of…

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The Early Bird Gets the Legroom

With summer still lingering in the air it’s hard for many of us to imagine booking our November and December holiday travel. Yet, that’ just what eight million Americans have already done, according to a report from Bankrate.

These savvy Americans will enjoy the best pricing on flights and…

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Mortgage Rates are the Lowest they’ve Been All Year

Mortgage rates were at a 2017 low point heading into the holiday weekend, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey.

The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped to 3.97 percent last week, from 4.02 the week before.

This is the first time the 30-year fixed…

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The Unaffordable Apple

New York City (aka The Big Apple) has always been an expensive place to live. However, things have recently gotten completely out of hand.

According to New York City local real estate marketplace StreetEasy, rents have increased twice as fast as wages in the Big Apple since 2010.

In fact…

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Number of Million Neighborhoods on the Rise

The U.S. has gained 346 new $1 million neighborhoods since 2014, as rising home prices push formerly middle-class housing into 7-figure territory, according to new data from online real estate company Zillow.

Nearly one in 20 U.S. residential ZIP codes now meet Zillow’s definition of…

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Are Incomes Going Down? (Not Really).

Personal income decreased $3.5 billion (less than -0.1 percent) in June according to estimates released by the government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Huh?

Disposable personal income (DPI) decreased $4.2 billion (less than -0.1 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $8.1 billion (0.1…

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Labor Day Stats

Labor Day is almost here, so we’ve compiled some fun facts about our nation’s workforce, courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau.

There were 159.8 million people age 16 and over in the nation’s labor force as of…

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Labor Day Is September 4

The first observance of Labor Day was likely on September 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

This parade inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing…

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