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What is the Difference Between an Employee and a Contracted Worker?

What is the Difference Between an Employee and a Contracted Worker?

Outsourced services are on the rise, which means that many business owners are facing the decision of hiring a contractor or employee when work needs to be completed. It is essential that you understand the classifications of a worker and an employee…

3 Things Every Business Should Do With Their Computers

3 Things Every Business Should Do With Their Computers

Like most small business owners, you might not picture your business getting hacked. That type of thing only happens to huge corporations like Target or Home Depot, right? Actually, no. About half of all small businesses have experienced a cyber attack, or…

Why Professional Services are Needed for Garage Door Spring Repair

Why Professional Services are Needed for Garage Door Spring Repair

There are many times when a DIY repair is a good option if you are looking for ways to save money. Maintenance and repairs are inevitable when you own a home, but these costs don’t need to drive up your family budget….

Will the Fed Interest Rate Increase Affect Mortgage Interest Rates?

Will the Fed Interest Rate Increase Affect Mortgage Interest Rates?

If you own a home or you are preparing to buy a real estate property, then you are probably watching the interest rate trends and how these changes are affecting the industry. The Fed had a meeting this week, and the announcement…

Why an Integrative Approach is Best for Pest Control Services

Why an Integrative Approach is Best for Pest Control Services

It is common for homeowners to feel like they are on the defense with their pest control efforts. Are you choosing pest control treatments based on the critters that you are finding in and around your home? While it is important to…

The Easiest Way to Get Started with Solar Power

The Easiest Way to Get Started with Solar Power

If you have been scouring the internet to find information about solar power installation, then you might feel overwhelmed by all of the information that is online. Many homeowners take the wrong approach by looking for DIY solutions for the installation. They…

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Summer Safety Tips for Your Elderly Parents
Summer Safety Tips for Your Elderly Parents

Now that summer has arrived, most people are joyously planning vacations, cookouts, and fun times with family or friends. Summer is just as much fun for the elderly population, but we should all remember that our parents and grandparents require a bit…

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Fight the Drought With Low-Water Landscaping
Fight the Drought With Low-Water Landscaping

Everyone has heard the news by now: We are experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record in California. Our crops are suffering, and many towns are in danger of running out of water. That sounds like bad news. But the…

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6 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Carpet Cleaner for Your Home
6 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Carpet Cleaner for Your Home

If you’re thinking of hiring a carpet cleaning company, you might be tempted to pick up the phone and dial the first number that appears in your Google search results. But since services can vary considerably from one cleaning company to another,…

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Freddie Mac Releases Mortgage Rate Forecast for 2016
Freddie Mac Releases Mortgage Rate Forecast for 2016

Government-owned Freddie Mac recently issued its mortgage rate forecast for 2016. This forecast comes from Freddie Mac’s broader report titled, “May 2015 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook.” The report explains that according to Freddie Mac’s estimation, the average rate for a…

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What to Do if Your Email is Blacklisted
What to Do if Your Email is Blacklisted

These days, most small businesses rely on email to contact their clients. And yet, from time to time you may find that your email has been blacklisted. This means that your email address has been (whether wrongfully or not) identified as a…

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Detect Common Problems in Your Air Conditioning Unit
Detect Common Problems in Your Air Conditioning Unit

Summer is quickly approaching, and we have already endured some heat spells. Since the last thing you need during the summer is a broken air conditioner, watch out for these signs of trouble. You decide it’s time to turn on your air…

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Why Should You Hire a Financial Advisor?
Why Should You Hire a Financial Advisor?

Once you’ve saved up your nest egg and retired from a fulfilling career, you might be tempted to handle the money yourself. After all, you didn’t get this far in life by making bad financial decisions! But the truth is, most people…

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Solar Energy Panels Are More Affordable Than Ever
Solar Energy Panels Are More Affordable Than Ever

Now that word is spreading about solar panels, homeowners all over the country hope to make the switch. Solar energy is clean, renewable, and it’s easier than ever to access. We’ve honed the technology to the point that solar panels are durable,…

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