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Jonathan Slappey

Jonathan has a passion for journalism, sports, and cashmere sweaters. He lists playing basketball as a higher priority than eating food, and rumor has it he even sleeps with his basketball. When he’s not reading up on world news, and writing about politics or personal finance, Jonathan can be found cheering on the Lions at Ford Field or attempting to convince Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert to add him to the active roster.

Peak Periods and Places for Appliance Shopping

If you’re in the market for an appliance or simply wondering when and where to look for deals, here are the peak periods and places for appliance shopping.

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Federal Reserve Announces Monthly $40B MBS Buying Plan – Market Update

The Federal Reserve announced their plans to purchase $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities per month yesterday leading to a rally of MBS prices, even after the re-price. Also, the 10-year yield is up to 1.81% this morning.

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5 Green Upgrades For an Environmentally-Friendly Home

As Americans become more environmentally aware, green initiatives have spread to various sectors of society including homes. Here are five green upgrades that can help transform your house into an environmentally friendly home.

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Federal Reserve Expected To Announce Plans Regarding QE3 Today – Market Update

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to reveal whether or not the Fed will roll out a third session of quantitive easing (QE3) today at 12:30 p.m. All investors will surely be tuned in for any new discoveries as news of a QE3 will definitely be a market mover.

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Property Boundary Problems: Tactful Tips to Solve Disputes - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Property Boundary Problems: Tactful Tips to Solve Disputes

Before your stomp across your lawn and blitz your neighbor for a property line encroachment even Ndamukong Suh would be proud of, here are some tactful tips to help you bound your property lines.

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IKEAHackers – An Alternative to Tossing Out Old Furniture!

Assembling furniture for your home can also build a sense of attachment when it’s time to replace or upgrade that specific piece of furniture. Read on to discover how some innovative IKEA consumers repurpose and reuse their old furniture.

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Mortgage-Backed Securities Down – Market Update

Mortgage-backed securities are down this morning as U.S. stocks surge on news that a German court dismissed claims on the legality of the European Stability Mechanism (bailout plan).

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Refinancing Your Home Right Now Has Benefits

Today, as current Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke ponders a third session of quantitative easing, mortgage rates have become the benefactor making 2012 a great year to refinance into a home loan with a better interest rate. Read on for more details.

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MBS Prices Down Before Today’s Auction of $32 Billion in Three-Year-Debt – Market Update

Mortgage-backed securities are down this morning before today’s auction of $32 billion in three-year debt. Also, Germany’s top court will begin a two day meeting to determine their role in the european union bailout plan.

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Mortgage-Backed Securities Down – Market Update

Mortgage-backed securities are down this morning as the Consumer Credit report is scheduled to be released later this afternoon. Also, the S&P 500 closed at its highest level since 2008.

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