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10 Quick and Affordable Projects to Renew Your Home

By the resi financial blog team, 03 February 2014

Affordable renovation projects

It’s the start of ratings season and all the renovation shows are hitting our screens. If you’re anything like I am, you too start seeing your house as a potential renovation project. This can be a good thing, this can be a bad thing. Some of the biggest mistakes you can make start off with the best intentions, mistakes which could end up majorly decreasing the value of your home and costing you a lot of time and money in the future.

But you are still excited, you are still keen, you have a hammer in hand, ready to knock down something, ANYTHING!

Wel ...

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U.S. seen on track for best growth since 2005

By the resi financial blog team, 21 January 2014

American economy grows

Think the disappointing U.S. jobs report for December has dampened the optimism of economists about the new year? Think again.

Most economists think the dismal 74,000 increase in net hiring last month was a fluke caused by poor weather and seasonal-adjustment problems that will soon be revised away or prove to be an aberration.
he way those with a sunnier view see it, the road is clear for the U.S. to produce its fastest spurt of growth since the Great Recession. There’s no big crisis in Washington brewing, U.S. households are b ...

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Royal Canadian Mint set to trial digital currency

By the resi financial blog team, 16 January 2014

Digital currency in Canada

Using loonies and toonies to pay for your double-double could soon be an extinct experience for Canadians.
 
Next week, the Royal Canadian Mint will unveil the latest step in MintChip, their research and development project that’s looking into a digital replacement for pocket change.
 
First announced in spring 2012, MintChip has evolved from an idea into new software built by Ingenico, a company that designs all kinds of payment methods. The software allows mobile devices with MintChip accounts to send sma ...

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