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    Friday, October 13, 2017   /   by Carl Gentile

    Net Worth of Homeowners 44x Greater than Renters

    Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data, covering 2013-2016 was released two weeks ago.
    The study revealed that the 2016 median net worth of homeowners was $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased by 5% ($5,200 today compared to $5,500 in 2013).
    These numbers reveal that the net worth of a homeowner is over 44 times greater than that of a renter.

    Owning a home is a great way to build family wealth
    As we’ve said before, simply put, homeownership is a form of ‘forced savings.’ Every time you pay your mortgage, you are contributing to your net worth by increasing the equity in your home.
    That is why, for the fourth year in a row, Gallup reported that Americans picked real estate as the best long-term investment. This year’s results showe ...

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    Thursday, October 05, 2017   /   by Carl Gentile

    October Events In Palm Beach County

    October is the informal start to season here in Palm Beach County and the weather is finally starting to cool down and outdoor life is plentiful. Pumpkin spice lattes, cozy outfits, fire pits in the backyard and pumpkin beer, it's a great time of year. This month is JAM PACKED with great and exciting events that you do not want to miss. Events that cover a passion from everyone, from animal lovers, to car enthusiasts, to foodies and more. A list below is some of our favorite up and coming events that we hope to see you at.

    Paws in the Park

    Paws in the park is the largest FREE admission pet event to happen in South Florida! Where you and your best friend can enjoy a day of free fun. An array of retail vendors, food vendors, and plenty of entertainment! Your fury four legged friend can enjoy the Splash Dogs (dock jumping event), obstacle courses, treats and more! Do not have a pet yet? Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will be there in full force, full of adoptable animals. You do ...

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    Wednesday, September 20, 2017   /   by Carl Gentile

    Restaurant Week: Flavor of Palm Beach

    A good restaurant is something we are always looking for. Now add a a good restaurant and good value together and you have one of the most magical times of the year. Do not miss out on Flavor of the Palm Beaches 10 year anniversary celebration. This year Flavor of the Palm Beaches is bigger and better than ever, with more restaurants and more mouth watering foodie deals.


    What is Flavor Palm Beach?
    Flavor Palm Beach is a month long dining event established in 2007 to introduce diners to the vast array of restaurants throughout Palm Beach County. Local gastronomes as well as visitors to the Palm Beaches will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specially priced three course meals from some of the area’s best restaurants during this dining event. Whatever your appetite, from Boca to Jupiter and everywhere in between, the Palm Beaches are poised and ready to excite, tantalize and satisfy your every craving. Our area’s gre ...

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    Monday, September 04, 2017   /   by Carl Gentile

    Hurricane Emergency Supplies

    Be Smart, Be Prepared, Be Safe
    Hurricane Emergency Kit Supplies

    With Hurricane Irma potentially touching land here in South Florida, it is never too early to start preparing! It is better to be over prepared than under prepared! Use the tips below when performing your hurricane preparing and creating your hurricane kits. 

    HURRICANE KIT: Assemble this kit before the storm.

    Flash lights and extra bulbs
    A wind up or battery operated clock
    Battery Operated Radio
    NOAA Emergency Wheather Radio
    Extra Batteries
    Toliet Paper
    Plastic Garbage Bags
    Working Fire Extinguisher
    A Clean Change of Clothes, Rain Gear, or Sturdy Swamp Boots
    Fully charged, battery operated lanterns
    Map of the Area
    List of Important Phone Numbers
    Copy of your insurance policy

    FOOD SUPPLIES: Keep enough non-perishable foods for at least two weeks. Keep them in a box and leave them alone.

    Enoug ...

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