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Cheapskate Challenge: Money-Saving Ideas You Wish You Thought Of
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Cheapskate Challenge: Money-Saving Ideas You Wish You Thought Of

Everyone is looking for ways to save money. These remodelers came up with some... Read more

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Harvard Joint Center Releases 'U.S. Housing Stock: Ready for Renewal' Report

The report examines renewal of housing stock and improvement activity by location, demographic changes, and the affect the downturn has had both on the actual housing stock and on contractors. Read more

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A Yearly Meeting is a Commitment to Improve

Blogger and consultant Paul Winans talks about the importance of continuing to have an annual meeting even if your schedule is full. Read more

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Moving On? ESOP Ownership Transition Moving On? ESOP Ownership Transition

IRIS HARRELL: For Harrell Remodeling, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan made sense for ensuring that the company could continue after owner Iris Harrell began to ease out of the business. Read more

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Stock up on Form 1099s: Changes to the Tax Code Mean More Forms for Remodelers

Come January 2012 you'll be facing more paperwork due to a change to the tax code section that governs when a business must issue a Form 1099 to a worker or service provider. Read more

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The Upsides of Downsizing Can Include Better Replacement Staff

Layoffs can be unavoidable in the remodeling recession, but they can also be a valuable impetus for rewriting job descriptions and coming out stronger. Read more

Question on Sharing Company Stock
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Question on Sharing Company Stock

What happens to the shares of stock allocated to an employee in a company with an... Read more

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The Future of Investing in the Housing Market

The U.S. housing market has an estimated $20 trillion in assets. The combined value of all the companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange was $13.9 trillion as of January 2006. Last month's launch of a housing futures market, therefore, is probably long overdue. Read more

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Early Recovery

An economic recovery may be coming earlier than expected. Ten indicators make up the Index: average weekly initial claims for unemployment insurance, interest rate spread, money supply, average weekly manufacturing hours, index of consumer expectations, building permits, stock prices, vendor performance, and manufacturers' new orders both for non-defense capital goods and for consumer goods and materials.Consumer Confidence Still Climbing Further support for an economic recovery comes from the rise in the Consumer Confidence Index in January. The Expectations Index, which measures consumers' outlook for the economy six months from now, is at 96.9, 27 points higher than in October. Read more

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