Category Archives: News and Economy

5 Indicators That the Real Estate Market Is Recovering

Slump.  Recession.  Downturn.  These seem to be the only words we’ve been hearing for the past few years when talking about the real estate market.  Are you as tired of hearing them as I am?  Good.  It’s time to look at the bright side and discuss some indicators that the real estate market is recovering. 

Dealing with Job Unemployment

Job unemployment has become an unfortunately common reality for many people today.  As of June 2009, the unemployment rate is sitting at 9.5%, with reports of 4.4 million people being unemployed for 27 weeks or more, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  If you are one of these people, you’re obviously not alone, but

Beware: Scammers Phishing With SMS

I’m not sure if I’ve been out of it for a while and this is old news or if this is something new, but I just had an unusual experience that I can’t believe I almost got trapped with. You know how scammers send “phishing” emails to try to get your personal information, right? They

The Bright Side of the Economic Recession

News of the economic recession is unavoidable. Job losses, home foreclosures, increasing debt for individuals as well as businesses. But there are a lot of positive things I’ve seen developing from the downturn in the economy. Maybe it’s the holiday season, but people seem to be more empathetic. Everyone in some way is touched by