Ode to The Betamax Guy

Ode to The Betamax Guy

If you’re old enough you probably remember the Betamax guy. During the great age of VHS tape (roughly from the late 1970s through the mid-2000s), he was the guy in the neighborhood that stuck with Sony’s Betamax format until the bitter end – always insisting that it...
Car Prices: Something Funny Is Going On

Car Prices: Something Funny Is Going On

People are paying way too much for new vehicles these days, with average transaction way out of whack with average household incomes. According to Kelley Blue Book, the estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $33,261 in...
Wealth Gaps

Wealth Gaps

We hear a lot of talk about the wealth and income gap(s) in the U.S., but these discussions often lack specifics. Fortunately, the U.S. Census Bureau bureau has put together some clear data on the subject. The latest data is only from 2013, but it illustrates many of...
Thank Your Dad for the Ice Cream

Thank Your Dad for the Ice Cream

Dads are nearly 75% more likely to incentivize (er, bribe) children with ice cream than moms are, according to the ice cream experts at Baskin-Robbins. This means that many, many children have happy memories of getting ice cream from their dad. Baskin-Robbins found...
Regrets, Had a Few

Regrets, Had a Few

Most U.S. adults have financial regrets, and most common is not saving for retirement early enough, a new survey from Bankrate finds. This is followed by not saving enough for emergency expenses and taking on too much credit card debt. The good news is that two of...
Taking Care of Lower Back Pain

Taking Care of Lower Back Pain

A new study finds that treating lower back pain with physical therapy as a first step can save big on healthcare costs while improving outcomes for patients. The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) looked at the cost of treatments for lower...
Metro Home Prices Keep Rising in 2017, NAR Reports

Metro Home Prices Keep Rising in 2017, NAR Reports

The National Association of Realtors reports that metro home prices set their strongest quarterly sales pace in exactly a decade during the first three months of 2017. And they should know. According to the NAR, metro home prices have now accelerated for three...
Will More Autonomous Vehicles Mean Fewer Accidents?

Will More Autonomous Vehicles Mean Fewer Accidents?

Autonomous vehicles are coming, and the result may be fewer “fender bender” accidents on the road, according to a new report from professional services firm KPMG U.S. KPMG found that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will see a substantial, 48%, dent in their...