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Is Real Estate Investing Right for You?

Is Real Estate Investing Right for You?

If you’re tired of the 9 to 5 grind, investing in real estate could be your path to achieve financial independence and retire early. Most successful investors can spend more time doing the things they love. Instead of worrying about deadlines or a pushy boss, they work a few hours every month. Many investors purchase luxurious vacation homes that can also earn money on VRBO and AirBNB. The first step to unlocking this freedom is getting together enough cash for your first down payment on a new property.

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Is Remote Work Best for Your Lifestyle?

Is Remote Work Best for Your Lifestyle?

While some workers return to the office this year, many others continue to work remotely indefinitely. This seismic shift has changed where people live and work and, increasingly, how they travel. In the first quarter of 2022, nearly 25% of job postings at the 50,000 largest companies in the U.S. and Canada were for permanently remote positions, according to the job listing service Ladders. That’s up from a mere 4% before the pandemic. “It has enabled us to extend trips, leave early and work different hours,” says Kirsten Reckman, a credit risk manager...

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Newport Folk Festival features stage powered by bicycles

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Folk Festival, known for creating electrifying musical moments — the most famous being Bob Dylan’s decision to plug in his guitar in 1965 — this weekend has a small outer stage that is being powered in part by festival-goers on stationary bicycles. The Bike Stage is the brainchild of the band Illiterate Light, an environmentally conscious indie rock duo from Virginia, who has partnered with a company called Rock the Bike to create a pedal-powered sound system, which they have already been using at small club shows....

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Largest pink diamond in 300 years discovered in Angola

By NQOBILE NTSHANGASE JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A big pink diamond of 170 carats has been discovered in Angola and is claimed to be the largest such gemstone found in 300 years. Called the “Lulo Rose,” the diamond was found at the Lulo alluvial diamond mine, the mine’s owner, the Lucapa Diamond Company, announced Wednesday on its website. “Only one in 10,000 diamonds is colored pink. So you’re certainly looking at a very rare article when you find a very large pink diamond,” Lucapa CEO Stephen Wetherall told The Associated Press. The pink gemstone...

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Pulsar & NewsGuard Launch Index Tracking Which Brands Are Most at Risk From Misinformation

Pulsar & NewsGuard Launch Index Tracking Which Brands Are Most at Risk From Misinformation

LOS ANGELES – July 27, 2022 – ( Newswire.com ) Audience intelligence platform Pulsar has partnered with NewsGuard, which rates the trustworthiness of news sources, to launch the Misinformation Risk Index: Brands. The weekly index, available online here, is designed to give brand managers and comms professionals guidance on which brands are seeing the most exposure on news and blogs which NewsGuard deems “untrustworthy”. Building on Pulsar & NewsGuard’s product integration, the Misinformation Risk Index ranks the top 25 most valuable global brands (as measured by Interbrand, 2021) on a relative scale every week. By combining NewsGuard’s...

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The RealReal Expands into Trading Cards and Comics Grading Services with Partnership with Beckett Collectibles

The RealReal Expands into Trading Cards and Comics Grading Services with Partnership with Beckett Collectibles

SAN FRANCISCO, July 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The RealReal (Nasdaq: REAL)—the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, resale luxury goods—today announced its exclusive partnership with Beckett Collectibles to provide expedited grading services exclusively for customers of The RealReal. In 2021, The RealReal expanded its business by launching its Collectibles category, selling items from comic books and trading cards, to figures and skate decks. In 2022 alone, search demand within the collectibles category has more than doubled, with consignments increasing by more than 48% since the start of the year. To meet the...

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Scranton and Harrisburg get new home and business Internet options from Verizon

NEW YORK, July 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Connectivity has never been more critical for consumers and business owners who need reliable Internet to thrive, but who are often limited to only one or two choices in their city. Starting tomorrow, Verizon is bringing new wireless home and business Internet options to Scranton and Harrisburg, PA residents that deliver great performance at an incredible value. Verizon is turning on its wireless home and business internet services, powered by 5G Ultra Wideband, in parts of Scranton and Harrisburg. Verizon Home Internet starts at just $25 per month with...

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Enphase Energy Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2022

Enphase Energy Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2022

FREMONT, Calif., July 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, announced today financial results for the second quarter of 2022, which included the summary below from its President and CEO, Badri Kothandaraman. We reported record quarterly revenue of $530.2 million in the second quarter of 2022, along with 42.2% for non-GAAP gross margin. We shipped 3,348,553 microinverters, or approximately 1,213 megawatts DC, and 132.4 megawatt hours of Enphase® IQ™ Batteries. Financial highlights for the second quarter of 2022 are listed below. Record quarterly revenue...

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Should You Renovate Before Selling Your Home?

Should You Renovate Before Selling Your Home?

Home renovation is costly, so it should never be undertaken without careful forethought and consideration of costs. If you plan to sell your home soon, doing renovations may be a good way to unlock hidden value in your home and get some higher offers when it goes on the market. What Do Home Buyers Want? You’ll generally encounter two main types of buyers: people who want a move-in ready home and people who want to fix or flip the property. Home buyers looking for a move-in ready house (who are buyers who like to see...

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Purchasing Your First Private Jet

When your biggest problem is figuring out what type of private jet to charter for your next trip, you have probably done well in accomplishing your investing and lifestyle goals. If you aren’t sure which jet type is right for you, here is an overview to get you started. Starting from Small Compact Light Jets, sometimes referred to as VLJs, or Very Light Jets, informal classifications range up to what in industry lingo are called Bizliners, essentially the types of planes you might find being flown commercially by regional airlines and even Boeing...

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Is an All Inclusive Resort Worth It?

Is an All Inclusive Resort Worth It?

Whether you’re planning to holiday in Mexico, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica or other parts of Caribbean, your resort will most likely off an all inclusive package. So is the all inclusive option really worth it? Or will you end up paying extra for food and beverages you don’t end up wanting or needing? The Celebrity Treatment Whether all-inclusive vacations are a good value or not depends on what you’re looking to get out of a holiday. Since everything is paid for in one package price, there’s no need to worry about...

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