San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California, is the most expensive metro area in the US. San Jose is the bona fide capital of Silicon Valley. About one-quarter of households earn over $US200,000 a year, but that still may not be enough to buy a median-priced home. Meanwhile, an affordable housing shortage has left thousands of working San Jose residents homeless. Outsiders may consider San Francisco synonymous with Silicon Valley, but locals know the epicentre of tech culture is San Jose. The metro area defined by the US Census as San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is the proverbial heart of Silicon Valley – and the most expensive place to live in the US. Goods and services are about 27% more expensive than the national average in San Jose, and the median home sale price is over $US1 million. But San Jose isn’t all engineers and programmers flush with cash (or stock options). A dire affordable housing shortage has left teachers, landscapers, security officers, and … [Read more...] about What life is really like in the most expensive place in the US, where the typical home costs $1 million and it feels like everyone works in tech
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Resort-style outdoor pools with cabanas. Yoga studios with on-demand classes. Bicycle repair stations and dog spas. Movie theaters and game rooms. Amenities like these have all but come to be expected when a new apartment building opens in Denver. Since 2014, three of every five apartments built in metro Denver came with rents that put them in the top one-third of the rental market, according to a 2016 analysis by Zillow. And there’s little reason to believe that will change this year as Denver’s apartment construction boom reaches what many industry analysts expect to be its peak. Some real estate experts warn that developers are creating a glut of luxury properties. But there is a silver lining to this scenario: For deeper-pocketed renters, at least, it could mean more incentives and eventually lower lease rates. The Mile High City and its suburbs are on pace to add 13,370 new apartment units by the end of the year, according to RealPage, a national real estate … [Read more...] about How many luxury apartments can Denverites fill? Experts say market is topping out.
By: David Prosser 01/02/2019 The accounting software market is competitive, says David Prosser – there’ll be an option for youFor many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the new year has begun with an accounting headache. On top of tax returns, if your business is registered for VAT (any business with sales of more than £85,000 this year should be), you will probably have had a reminder from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that you must comply with the Making Tax Digital (MTD) rules from 1 April. These rules require businesses to keep records digitally and to submit their VAT returns using specialist software. Either way, businesses operating without some form of accounting software are finding life increasingly difficult. If you haven’t previously invested in such a package – or reviewed your options recently – now may be the time to do so. The good news is that competition in this marketplace is fierce, with newer … [Read more...] about Crunching the numbers: accounting software for small businesses
Hiveage Invoicing can save the average small business dozens of hours per month. Entrepreneur Store Published 8:30 am CST, Saturday, January 26, 2019 Photo: Entrepreneur Store Photo: Entrepreneur Store Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Entrepreneur Store Take the Stress Out of Invoicing with This Cloud-Based Software 1 / 1 Back to Gallery No one tells you what a pain invoicing can be when you're in school. Nope, you're left to discover that gem of corporate life once you're already knee-deep in your career. Welcome to adulthood; hope you like paperwork and losing sleep over crunched numbers. Sure, managing invoices is an evil, but it's a necessary one — … [Read more...] about Take the Stress Out of Invoicing with This Cloud-Based Software
Kyle Schurman, provided by Published 9:52 am CST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 TheInsider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Gone are the days when you had to go to a tax preparer to ensure that you filed your taxes correctly. Now, you can do your taxes at home with tax software online. Of all the tax preparing services we've tried, TurboTax Deluxe is the best with its easy-to-use software and helpful explanations. The old saying goes: Nothing is certain except for death and taxes. These days, you can add one more to the list. It’s certain that you’re going to be bombarded with advertisements for tax preparation software and services from New Year’s Day through April 15, 2019 when the deadline to file 2018 taxes hits. Tax prep software is a big business, and you may hesitate to pay for help with something you could do … [Read more...] about The best tax software you can use to file your taxes online — TurboTax, H&R Block, and TaxAct