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Get an A+ in Back to School Shopping

By Lee Sherrock, Executive Admin It’s just about that time of year again–time to gather pens, pencils, and notebooks and prepare to go back to school! With so many stores currently having sales on supplies, it’s worth taking a bit of time to compare prices and shop around, especially if you’re looking at bigger ticket tech items like computers. Also taking a few minutes to check if you have any supplies left over from the previous year may put a few dollars back in your pocket. While you may find supply lists for your school in-store, you might want to...
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How Escrow Deposits Work

Today mortgage expert Kristin Jamieson joins me to clarify how an escrow deposit works and why they’re critical for homebuyers to understand. Ultimately, buyers must make an escrow deposit to the title company within a certain amount of time after the house goes under contract. After the house is under contract, it becomes an exciting time for people, especially those who fought through a bidding war to get to that point. However, in their excitement, they don’t always think about the next steps they should take. Wherever the funds for the deposit come from, lenders are required to document their...
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What Can You Find Inside the Citrus Tower?

Today we’re visiting the Citrus Tower, one of Florida’s first tourist attractions, and speaking with its new managing operator Scott Homan about what’s been happening lately with this famous building.  Since taking over in January, things have been pretty hectic for Scott and his wife. During the first month, they looked at bringing in a coffee shop and explored some other options, but then a rush of ideal businesses they were looking for entered the fray, including Happy Troll Games, a board game store, and Tower Arcade and Lounge.  What they’re really excited for, though, is the addition of Mountaineer...
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Tips for the Non-Traveling World Traveler

By Brandie Mathison-Klein, CEO My husband and I recently had the opportunity to visit Rome, Italy which has been on our bucket list for many years. What an amazing experience! If you have ever been to New York City, you can kind of get a feel for the traffic and bustle of people that Rome has. We thankfully took the advice from a few friends who had traveled there, which made our experience much better. Here are the top 3 travel tips that I would have to give to you if you are planning a trip to Rome any time...
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