• Brand Report: September Home Sales Post Highest Year-Over-Year Gain in Nearly 3 Years

    23 days ago - By RIS Media

    While signaling the end of 2019's peak selling season, September home sales rose 8.1 percent year-over-year-the largest year-over-year increase since November 2016, according to the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report. Home purchases increased in 47 of the report's 54 markets, forcing already tight inventory totals to drop 6.1 percent year-over-year for the biggest decline in over a year.
    The year-over-year increase in September 2019 sales was the largest September increase since 2013. This was accompanied by an August-to-September decline of 17.0 percent, which-while larger than...
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  • The 3 steps I take to save money and earn more than 100,000 points each year shopping online

    The 3 steps I take to save money and earn more than 100,000 points each year shopping online

    23 days ago - By Business Insider

    Across all my loyalty program accounts, I've earned more than 1 million points and miles.
    While I've earned many of these rewards by traveling and opening rewards credit cards like the Platinum Card® from American Express and earning their sign-up bonuses , I've also amassed plenty of points and miles through online shopping portals - more than 100,000 this year alone.
    Shopping portals are online gateways to retailer websites that earn you bonus rewards. When you click through a shopping portal, you'll earn extra points, miles, or cash back for each dollar you spend.
    You could even...
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  • I bought my car in cash thanks to a savings strategy that took full advantage of my high-yield savings account

    I bought my car in cash thanks to a savings strategy that took full advantage of my high-yield savings account

    23 days ago - By Business Insider

    After I totaled my first car, I bought a 14-year-old Honda Civic with 144,000 miles for about $5,200.
    I could have taken out a loan to buy a nicer or newer car, but instead I made do with the Civic while making a "car payment" into a high-yield savings account for the next three years.
    By the time the Civic died, I'd made about $360 and saved about $11,000 for my next car, a Honda Fit.
    Over the life of a car loan, I'd have paid more than $500 in interest to buy that same Honda Fit. Instead, I earned over $350 towards that car by saving ahead in a high-yield savings account instead of...
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  • The world's top-earning YouTube star is an 8-year-old boy who made $22 million in a single year reviewing toys

    The world's top-earning YouTube star is an 8-year-old boy who made $22 million in a single year reviewing toys

    23 days ago - By Business Insider

    The 8-year-old Ryan Kaji of YouTube's Ryan ToysReview generated $22 million in revenue in a single year from his YouTube fame, according to Forbes in its most recent report on YouTuber earnings.
    The internet star is profiting in a big way off his digital brand and has a massive following of 22 million subscribers on YouTube.
    With the help of kids-entertainment company Pocket.Watch, Ryan's brand is a multimillion-dollar franchise, with his face on the shelves of Walmart, on toothbrushes, and on TV.
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