FACT AirBNB History

Most of us have probably heard about AIRBNB’s…but do you know their origins? The enterprise began in October 2007 by two roommates, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, who, at the time, were having trouble affording the rent on their loft apartment in San Francisco. They came up with the idea of placing an air mattress…

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Vicki's View

I’m a teacher … that is to say, I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education many years ago. I’m a nurse … I’ve raised two kids (and a husband) for the past 31 years. I’m a chef, a crisis negotiator, a bank president, a therapist, a personal assistant to three, a party…

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Should You Buy or Lease a Car

Most experts agree that buying a car outright is the best choice financially; however, there are questions you need to answer before making a decision to buy or lease a car. While paying for a car with cash may save the most money in the long run, do you have the funds to purchase a car without…

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2019 Social Security Changes

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) changes this year include increasing the maximum taxable earnings for employees and employers, the full retirement age, the benefits in payments and the earning limits for recipients who work. The maximum taxable earnings for workers increased to $132,900 a year in 2019 from $128,400 in 2018. Employees…

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