1. Downtown Tucson has grown up over the past 8 years. Thanks to extensive development, the city is now unrecognizable compared to how it looked in the mid-2000s. And while it’s clear that the city has transformed visually, it’s also important to note the economic impact of this revitalization—because when our communities thrive, we all thrive. […]
  2. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum became the craze of 2017. The value of Bitcoin grew by more than 1,200% last year, while lesser-known cryptocurrencies like Ripple jumped by 35,000% in 2017. Yes, you’re reading those numbers right. According to Reuters, this means if you invested $100 in Ripple at the beginning of 2017, your investment […]
    Jan 29, 2018
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  3. Each January-February, people from across the globe flock to the Old Pueblo for the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase—the largest event of its kind in the world. It runs for two and a half weeks and serves as one of the most significant driving forces of economic growth in Tucson, with around 4,000 trade […]
  4. There is a stack of bills in your email and on the corner of your table…sitting…waiting. You need a checking account for a convenient and quick way to pay them all. However, there is no one-size-fits-all checking account. Use this guide to help find the perfect one for you. How do you intend to use […]
    Jan 24, 2018
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  5. Over the past decade, the U.S. experienced a steady increase in the number of Americans living in multigenerational homes, defined as having three generations living under one roof. The trend represents a return to an earlier time, when families regularly lived together. The Growth of Multigenerational Living In 1940, multigenerational homes were the preferred style […]
    Jan 21, 2018
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  6. American writer and socialite Alice Roosevelt Longworth was well-known for many quotes, the most notorious being the one she had embroidered on a pillow adorning her sofa, “If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anyone, come and sit here by me.”  Alice, the eldest child of Theodore Roosevelt, might have made a name […]
    Jan 19, 2018
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  7. In Arizona, snowbirds are as common as cacti and gorgeous sunsets. But becoming a snowbird is more complicated than just buying a second home and spending your winters sunbathing by the pool. The two-household lifestyle demands some compromises. Here are some of the issues and costs to explore if you’re thinking about making the switch […]
    Jan 17, 2018
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