• Retirement is something you try to prepare for as best you can, but with so much uncertainty in the market and your personal future in general, planning can be tricky. How do you know when it’s time? We’ll find out.

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  • Purchasing a home is a life-changing event. Suddenly you’re responsible for a number of things you may not have been responsible for in the past. However, you’re also eligible for a number of tax deductions, too. Take a look at our list to make sure you’re taking advantage of all that you can!

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  • Why is my little house such a heat miser? Is it because it’s actually a sauna? Is it because I have too much insulation? Turns out, the lack of proper ventilation in my attic is to blame. Come with me on a journey to learn more about why attic ventilation, although controversial, is important.

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The Wienermobile Tour Hits Detroit!

The Wienermobile Tour Hits Detroit!

Today was a very exciting day in Detroit. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile made a stop on the Detroit Riverwalk! Of course, several Quicken Loans team members had to go down to grab a free hot dog with fancy toppings provided by Detroit BBQ sensation, Slows BBQ. I enjoyed the free hot dog, as I am known to enjoy both hot dogs and free food of any kind - so putting them together really made my Tuesday. But what I was more impressed by was the really cool way that Oscar Mayer is promoting their dogs. Every year, Oscar Mayer selects a new group of Hotdoggers. This rag-tag bunch of hot dog lovin' kids travel the country in their 27 foot long hot dog car, bringing joy and satisfaction to the hoards of people that await the giant mobile. Not a bad way to spend the summer. We met our very own Hotdogger who took our picture in front of the Wienermobile. His name tag said Dylan but he asked us to call him by his Hotdogger name, which was Delicious. He said he just graduated from Hot Dog School, where he didn't learn how to cook hot dogs, but he learned everything there was to know about them and probably how to drive the Wienermobile. Honestly, I was really into my hot dog with chorizo & cheese sauce so I may have drifted in and out of the conversation (sorry, Delicious! The hot dog was THAT good!). Thanks to Oscar…

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FOMC Meeting Begins on Tuesday – Market Update

FOMC Meeting Begins on Tuesday – Market Update

Treasuries and mortgage-backed security prices are opening higher this morning after the EU failed to agree on terms of additional aid to Greece to help them avoid defaulting on their debt. Some of the key economic reports this week include May new home sales and the May durable goods report. The headline report for the week will be the FOMC meeting that begins on Tuesday and the resulting policy statement and press conference on Wednesday.

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