1. We all know that saving money is the best way to gain financial independence. But knowing what’s good for us doesn’t always mean that we’ll follow, as recent data on Americans’ savings habits shows. According to a 2017 GoBanking Rates survey, 57% of Americans had less than $1,000 in a savings account, while 39% had no […]
  2. Vantage West member Tony Terry Jr.—founder of the Gaslight Theatre and its family of sister companies—built an efficient operation designed for family fun. Here’s how he grew his business and why he still loves every second of it. Most people wouldn’t move to a remote Alaskan town to establish a live theater company. But Tony […]
  3. Over the past few years, shopping local has become a rallying cry for those looking to bolster their own communities. People have discovered that when spending remains in the community, more money is circulated throughout the local economy, creating more businesses, more jobs, and more prosperity. Even though the “shop local” trend has caught on with […]
    Apr 14, 2018
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  4. Within nine years, the majority of workers in the U.S. are expected to earn money as independent contractors. Freelance work is a trend that won’t stop anytime soon. Freelancing by the numbers 57 million Americans already earn money online and elsewhere as freelancers, according to Edelman Intelligence, a research firm commissioned by Upwork and Freelancers Union. Nearly 20 million […]
  5. Spring has arrived and with that comes peak home buying season. It’s the busiest time for homebuyers, as people come out of their winter hibernation and start exploring what’s available on the market. Prices are climbing, inventory is moving quickly Since spring is such a magnet for interested homebuyers, competition is fierce. Inventory, or the […]