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Home Values Higher Around Trader Joe's

The three rules of real estate are location, location and location. Good schools, close to work and shopping are desirable and according to one study, living near a Trader Joe’s can give your property a major boost in value and a return on your investment. ATTOM Data Solutions compared the impact...
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Is July A Dangerous Month To Be In A Hospital?

Here's some news you didn't want to hear! Hospitals are more dangerous for your health in July than any other month of the year! While you'd think it's because of the increase in summer traveling or excessive "hold my beer and watch this" accidents due to long, hot days, the " July effect " is true...
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Rental Agreements Beginning In Summer Months Generally Cost More

Think the rent is too high? Then you’ll want to avoid signing a new lease during the summer. A new report from Zillow Group finds that renting at the peak can cost consumers more than $100 a month! Job growth, school schedules and even the weather can influence the amount of demand in the rental...
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More Americans Under 40 Are Having Heart Attacks

Some sobering news this morning as heart attack rates of people under 40 is rising. In fact, the proportion of heart-attack patients under age 40 has been climbing 2% every year for the last 10 years, according to findings presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific session...
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Most Of Us Grossly Underestimate Our Subscription Service Costs

A world of limitless entertainment and convenience has made out lives easier, but this convenience is costly as a new survey finds that 84% of Americans grossly underestimate their monthly subscription-based spending. The survey found we guess that our monthly subscription services, such as Netflix...
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Treating A Jellyfish Sting

Besides mosquitoes, love bugs and gators, more than 1,200 people were stung by moon jellyfish in Volusia County last week including over 100 last Saturday alone! Thanks to winds and ocean currents, a higher than normal number of ocean swimmers were stung by these floating invertebrate. Beach...
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Couple Keeps Receiving Phantom Amazon Packages

There are times when you shop online and forget about a delivery. The item was backordered and it just arrived or perhaps you decided to shop after a few glasses of wine and after a couple days you find out what you ordered. Mike and Kelly Gallivan said they received a delivered package from Amazon...
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Early Retirement Shown To Shorten Your Life

Apparently working yourself to death is the exact opposite of what happens. Data collected by the U.S. Census found that people who choose early retirement had a 20% higher mortality risk than those who stay in the workforce longer. Those who retired at 62 appeared to shorten their life expectancy...
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Christmas Trees Are Expected To Cost More This Year

As if it wasn't an already stressful year, now comes word of an upcoming Christmas tree shortage. Pine tree growers in Oregon and North Carolina are warning consumers it will cost upwards of at least 10% or more this year for that perfect Christmas tree. The reason has nothing to do with drought,...
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Millennials Are Saving More Money Than Other Generations

Apparently all that advice about saving money is being heed. A new survey from Bankrate found 60% of millennials reported they are limiting their spending in some way to save money for the future. That particular reason beat out others like cutting spending in order to pay off debt or concern about...
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