This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here.Bills and finances Often when people are looking to save, they first think about cutting down on luxuries such as meals out or clothes and accessories, but there are often savings to be made when it comes to household bills. Go through all your regular costs, and look for any payments you're making for services you don't use, or any that you don't understand, then contact the company to clarify or cancel. For example, if your home insurance includes good travel insurance, you don't need a separate travel insurance policy. If you get your bills sent to your home, you might be charged an administrative fee (administrativ avgift) which you could cut out completely by going paperless and checking your bills online. The next step is to see if you can make any smarter choices with regular bills, such as upgrading your home insurance to include travel insurance if that is cheaper than paying … [Read more...] about Members’ guide: How to save money despite living in Sweden
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page December 26, 2018 You never know who you’ll meet at the Marathon starting line. Just ask Dr. Barrett Rollins, chief scientific officer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.Rollins was warming up for the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton nearly 15 years ago when he struck up a conversation with another runner who, like him, was there to raise money for Dana-Farber. That runner turned out to be the telecom executive John Legere. A Fitchburg native, Legere hadn’t quite grown his hair out long or sported clothes in bright magenta color regularly — as he does today as chief executive of T-Mobile US.Barrett and Legere became friends, bonding over their shared love of running and of Dana-Farber. Eventually, Legere joined Dana-Farber’s board. The two executives more recently had been talking about a way for Legere to harness his social media following — 6 … [Read more...] about Executives aim to harness social media to raise money for Dana-Farber
With greater access comes a greater need for in-depth market insight. Richard Sarkis Published 2:00 pm CST, Monday, November 19, 2018 Photo: Boonchai Wedmakawand | Getty Images Photo: Boonchai Wedmakawand | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Boonchai Wedmakawand | Getty Images Crowdfunding Is Lowering Barriers to Commercial Real Estate Investment. Here's How to Get the Most From It. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Prior to the 1980s, commercial real estate (CRE) assets were rarely prioritized by institutional investors -- entities that hire financial professionals to manage pooled investment funds. CRE did become slightly more popular during the '80s and '90s, but … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding Is Lowering Barriers to Commercial Real Estate Investment. Here’s How to Get the Most From It.
PUBLISHED: 10:53 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:53 17 July 2018 David Vincent Suffolk businessman John Howard, at Ipswich Waterfront, with his new self-help book containing advice for buying and selling property Archant Suffolk-based property developer John Howard is revealing his tips on how to make a fortune buying and selling property in a new book. Scaffolding on The Winerack at Ipswich Waterfront, when development is now under way John Howard, with more than 35 years experience in the property business - and the man behind the £25m Winerack tower block re-birth in Ipswich Waterfront - has been making money from property since he was a teenager in Felixstowe. Now his business empire includes estate agency - including a new agency Exquisite Home which is to be franchised nationally. He is also a director and shareholder of Auction House UK, the number one property auction business in the country, with its more than 40 branches. Now he has written a “how to do … [Read more...] about How to make money in property
If there was a way you could save $3,500 with 30 minutes worth of effort, would you do it? While it might sound too good to be true, that’s exactly what Oakland, California, homeowners Earl Davis and Tarita Whittingham did last year when they applied to have the Alameda County Tax Assessor reassess their home. “It took me a half hour, total,â€ Davis says. “Four months later, [the county] reassessed the house from the $645,000 we paid to $463,000, and sent us a refund check of $1,773. They automatically carried over the lower value to the next tax year, so we’ve already saved that much again.â€ Davis and Whittingham are two of the large majority of American homeowners who still have their jobs and are current on their mortgage payments but have watched the value of their home fall over the last couple of years. Nationwide, actual home values declined about 33%, on average, from the peak of the housing bubble in fall 2006 to the trough of the … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Property Taxes Lowered