Industrial Production Shoots Up – Market Update

I don’t know about you, but Turkey Day can’t get here soon enough. My Detroit Lions have a big divisional game against the Minnesota Vikings. It should be fun because a family friend who’s originally from Minnesota will be joining us for Thanksgiving dinner. A little friendly rivalry will be good. Last week was a feast of economic data, and …

Three Plays Women Can Make to Up Their Retirement Game

According to the 16th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey, only 12% of women are very confident in their ability to retire comfortably versus 16% of men. Not only that, but women who contribute to work-sponsored 401(k) plans save 7% of their annual salary, but on average men save 8%. The survey also showed that 46% of women are not too confident …

Holiday Investments: Give the Gift of Growing Dividends

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Please check out our disclosure policy for more details.  Trying to figure out what to give your loved ones for the holidays this year? Skip the scarves and bath sets. (These are the kinds of things …

The 2017 Gift Guide for Fashion and Beauty Lovers on Your List

The holiday season is an exciting time of year – with sparkling, twinkling, gilded everything – and this year’s fashion and beauty finds are no exception. If you have a fashionista or makeup aficionado on your list, it may seem a bit intimidating to find the perfect gift that they’ll truly appreciate and don’t already own. From cozy accessories to …

A 2017 Gift Guide for ‘Everyone Else’ on Your List

In addition to your closest friends and family, a variety of other people likely hold a special or important place in your life. From your child’s favorite school teacher or babysitter to your office coworker or local mail carrier, we often choose the holiday season as a time to show appreciation for those individuals we encounter in our day-to-day lives. …

2017 Gift Guide for Every Child on Your List (Even the High Schoolers)

Precious few appreciate the holidays quite like children. They get so excited and honestly, watching them get excited about Santa and his reindeer or making Christmas cookies helps put me in the holiday spirit, too. If there are some little ones (or older kids) on your holiday shopping list, these gifts are sure to bring a smile to their faces. …

Holiday Tech Gift Guide 2017

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Please check out our disclosure policy for more details.  Halloween is over and it’s time to think about the holiday season already. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, I get it. I’m not ready for the music or …

Quicken Loans, Detroit Lions Team up to Salute Veterans

When Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate caught a bubble screen pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford and took it 40 yards to the end zone, it helped put the icing on the cake in a 38-24 victory over the Cleveland Browns Nov. 12. The moment was certainly a thrill for the capacity crowd, but the players on the gridiron weren’t …

Quicken Loans Data Shows Homeowner Estimates Within 1% of Appraisal Values

Appraisers and homeowners continue to come closer to consensus on home values, according to newly released data from Quicken Loans. In October, appraisal values were just 0.99% lower than homeowner estimates. There was also good news in terms of the values themselves. Home values were up 0.71% in October and have risen 4.76% on the year. If you’re looking to …