Q: My husband, daughter and I are planning to combine households with my mother. She is a widow with some new health problems, and no longer wishes to live alone.
The cost of goods across industries is rising, leading to broader concerns about inflation and whether people will struggle to purchase the items they could afford in the past. But there are financial moves consumers can make to hedge against inflation. One of those strategies is to invest in real estate, especially when mortgage rates […]
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Believe it or not, hurricane season is here. Preparing early while you have the time can save you the stress of having to panic when a storm is right around the corner. The need for preparation couldn’ t be clearer in the wake of the gasoline panic buying we’ ve just witnessed after the recent pipeline hack, and who could forget the run on toilet paper at the beginning of...
It’s likely you’re in need of a home revamp. Buzz’s Chloe Hurst has the story!
When thrift shopping it's easy to think everything looks a bit like someone else’s junk, but there are some pretty good gems one can find if y…
Q: I have a question about a letter I received from my county assessor’s office. I live in Maricopa County, Arizona. The form asks how many people live in our home and what we’re doing with the home. The form also states that if we don’t respond, they will fine us.
SmartAsset ranks the 10 North Carolina colleges and universities it considers to be the best values based on price, scholarships and starting salaries for new graduates.
HICKORY — In celebration of Arbor Day, the city of Hickory and the Community Appearance Commission (CAC) will distribute free potted trees at …
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Not only is Bitcoin the first cryptocurrency, but it’s also the best known of the more than 5,000 cryptocurrencies in existence today. Financial media eagerly covers each new dramatic high and stomach churning decline, making Bitcoin an inescapable part of the landscape. While the wild volatility might produce great headlines, it hardly makes Bitcoin the […]
The CRR researchers created a model using household survey data from 2016 that showed 65-year-old single men who had 401(k) savings had a median account value of $106,000 and were eligible for an annual Social Security benefit around $15,400. Women with 401(k) savings had a median account value of $110,000 and were eligible for an annual Social Security payout of around $14,500.
Q: We have a bachelor son and a married daughter. In 2016, we invited our son to move back home with us. He agreed on the condition that we renovate our basement for him to live there.
Demi Moore would tell her younger self she’s “not a mistake”, as she says she used to think there was no "reason" for her to be put on this planet before realising her self worth.
The Hickory City Council and Catawba County Board of Commissioners will conduct a joint meeting on Jan. 20 to hold public hearings on economic…
Tesla CEO Elon Musk edged past Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to grab the title of world's richest person, according to Bloomberg and other sources.
People spent a lot of time indoors this year, which inspired many homeowners to take on a few projects around the house. Buzz60’s Johana Restr…
Also called “Yankee Swaps” or “Swiping Secret Santa,” here’s how this works: The host of the holiday party has an assortment of wrapped gifts of equal value behind them on the call. Determine the order in which people will participate. The first person picks a gift to unwrap, then the next person can either “steal” that gift or choose a new one. The first person to play gets the last pick of the game. Depending on where your team is located, the gifts can then be mailed, or you may arrange for safe pick-up if everyone is local.
“Whether it’s pre-COVID or now, when you’re thinking about a holiday event, my advice is always to come up with an event that’s aligned with your company values,” says Erica Keswin, business consultant and author of “Rituals Roadmap: The Human Way to Transform Everyday Routines Into Workplace Magic.”
The Hickory City Council voted to annex and rezone property along Snow Creek Road for a housing development over the objections of one of the …
False. The truth is there is no magic number. Mileage does play a role in a vehicle’s value, but not as much as you might think. As a general rule, the value of your vehicle will drop slightly with every 10,000 miles you add. But according to Edmunds data, there is no major drop-off at any certain milestone. Even the infamous 100,000-mile mark is not a value-killer as long as the vehicle is in good shape.