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5 Financial Planning Steps for LGBTQ+ Couples
Building a life together is the most exciting part of entering a committed relationship, but it can also be the most challenging financially. Combining finances, focusing on joint goals and even just figuring out the paperwork can feel daunting — and that can be especially true for LGBTQ+ couples.
While LGBTQ+ couples have many of the same needs as all couples, when it comes to financial planning, there are some real differences worth considering. Here are five financial planning steps for LG...
Ending the Back Office Paper Chase:
In 2020, HR leaders were challenged with rapidly implementing new digital processes for remote work environments. As physical offices reopen, organizations will need to adjust their processes to manage a hybrid model of remote in-office work while ensuring teams can seamlessly connect with one another.
In this playbook, you’ll learn about processes that help streamline and accelerate an organization’s workflow across the back office - from HR to IT, legal and beyond. Key areas of focus includ...
‘Should I Sell or Rent My House?’ How to Weigh the Pros and Cons
Renting out a house can be an option when you’ve got to move but you aren’t quite sure if it’s time to sell. Sure, many homeowners who need to move decide to sell their current home so they can have plenty of cash to buy their next digs.
Owning rental property, after all, brings in predictable, long-term income. But make no mistake, backing into a landlord role comes with some hefty responsibilities—and no small amount of headaches.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you decide w...
Why is College So Expensive? 8 Hidden College Expenses That Can Derail Your Budget
“Why is college so expensive" is a common complaint among students and families as they assess the costs of a traditional four-year college education. There's no question that college is expensive: According to the College Board, published in-state tuition and fees at public four-year schools averaged $10,740 during the 2021-2022 school year, while average out-of-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions rose to $27,560. And tuition at private schools can be even higher.1
15 Tips to Save on Electric Bills During the Winter
If you've noticed a spike in your energy bill recently, you're not alone. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, electric bills are set to rise, with the U.S. residential price of electricity averaging 14.9 cents per kilowatt hour in 2022— up 8% from 2021.1 With the rest of your bills likely also affected by inflation, you're probably wondering how to save on your electric bill. We've got you covered with these 15 room-by-room tips.
1. Use the right appliance for the right t...
Why You Should Save Money at Any Age & Tips to Get Started
You may have heard that it's never too early to start investing. That's true—but it's also never too late to start saving. And if you're like most Americans, you probably have room to improve. In fact, after the savings highs achieved during the pandemic, our saving rate is on a decline.1
Fortunately, wherever you are on your life (and savings!) journey, it's always the right time to boost your bottom line. Here, we offer tips for how and why to save over the decades. Your reward? Improved pe...
How to Make Money In Real Estate: A Beginner’s Guide to Investing
Curious to learn more about how to make money in real estate? Are you itching to invest? We don’t blame you—real estate can be a solid investment as part of an overall portfolio, and a great way to ramp up cash flow.
But what’s the best way to invest in real estate—without too much risk? There are two main real estate investing strategies: Fix and flip, or buy and lease out your real estate purchases.
Real estate can be an exciting avenue to significant dividends. Hopeful landlords, though, s...
What Will 2023 Hold for the Palm Beach Real Estate Market?
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Home Selling Checklist: 12 Things to Do Before Selling Your House
Getting ready to sell your house? Then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work because there are tons of things to do before listing your home!
Selling a home, after all, entails a whole lot more than just planting a “For Sale” sign on your front lawn or uploading a few random photos of your place—especially if you’re angling for the most cash. (And, honestly, who isn’t?) That’s why we put together the ultimate checklist for selling a house.
Things to do before selling your house
Thinking Outside the Office Box: Nuveen’s Innovative Sector Investing Leads to Success
While the majority of corporate America struggles to entice workers back to the workplace, Nuveen Real Estate sees an incredible opportunity in the alternative workplace sector, which includes medical office, life science, technology R&D, studio production space, and mixed-use.
As early adopters—Nuveen Real Estate first invested in life sciences in 2015 and was one of the largest buyers of medical offices in 2021—the firm has built a strong portfolio in the space and believes it will be a hig...
4 reasons communication skills are key to students’ success in the workforce
Higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to develop individuals who will improve society with their abilities to think critically and solve complex problems. And while their overarching missions vary, most institutions would agree a key role is to help prepare graduates for professional success by ensuring they have the essential competencies they need to flourish. Setting students up for success in the workforce goes beyond conferring a degree, certificate, or other academic cre...
Five ways a reliable connection can boost your retail staff’s productivity.
Staffing has become a nationwide crisis. Ask any retail executive what their No. 1 stress point is today, and they will tell you finding the right people to fill key positions is a serious concern. In fact, a recent study from Deloitte indicates 70% of retail executives worry labor deficits will hinder their growth, with nearly three-quarters saying they expect the main staff shortage to be in customer-facing positions.
By embracing digital solutions supported by fast connectivity and signifi...
6 Times It Makes Sense to Revisit Your Financial Plan
If you have a personalized financial plan, congratulations — you’re already working toward your goals.
But just like many things in life, your financial plan isn’t set in stone. That’s why the best plans include a range of financial options that give you the financial flexibility to pivot as your life evolves.
So when does it make sense to revisit your financial plan? What kinds of events in your life might spark a conversation with an advisor? Here are a few examples of when you may need to ...
6 Financial Factors to Consider Before Accepting a Remote Job
Before 2020, remote work situations were hardly common, with 57 percent of working Americans saying they rarely or never worked from home prior to the pandemic. Two years later, as many companies have begun to nail down their return-to-office plans, the majority of employees (58 percent) have found that they prefer a full-time remote position.
Whether you’re hoping to negotiate a permanent work-from-home situation with your current employer or intend to find a new role that’s fully remote, th...
New York is Back: Marcus & Millichap Sees Multi-Family Market Rebound as Strongest in NYC History
Welcome back, New York. Simply put, people want to be in New York City. Just ask Marcus & Millichap – This past year, the brokerage firm has seen an unprecedented increase in NYC transactions from both the buy-side and sell-side, and does not expect the activity to cool off anytime soon.
“The period of time we just went through and are coming out of, the transition from the first quarter to the second quarter especially, drove a large number of buyers back into the market after being dormant ...