• Are you having a baby? Here’s a handy, downloadable PDF with a list of 50 essential items you’ll need for your new baby. Whether you’re sorting through your baby shower gifts or drafting your shopping list, these tips may help you figure out what you need most.

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  • Although vacationing during the cold winter months is exciting, it’s important to take care of all the mundane details before leaving your home for a significant amount of time. Nobody wants to worry about the safety of their home while vacationing, and you won’t have to if you take these steps.

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  • Characterized by bright colors, woven fabrics and handcrafted pieces, southwestern-style decorating takes influences from Native American, Spanish and Mexican art. Whether you live out west and want your home to reflect your surroundings, or you simply want to incorporate colorful or handmade items into your existing decor, here are some tips to help you...

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Market Update – U.S. Expected to Lose Jobs For Second Consecutive Month

Market Update – U.S. Expected to Lose Jobs For Second Consecutive Month

This morning’s jobs report was highly anticipated since rumors are that the FOMC is considering new easing moves due to a sputtering recovery. Today’s non-farm payrolls report was expected to show the U.S. lost jobs for the second consecutive month. Specifically, July payrolls were expected to show a -65k decline overall, adding to the -125k decline in June. The actual number show a -131k decline. Also, the expectations for next month’s numbers were revised downward. This is causing mortgage bonds to rally this morning.

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Quicken Loans Announces Sister Company Quizzle to Relocate to Detroit

Quicken Loans Announces Sister Company Quizzle to Relocate to Detroit

Fast growing financial website has more than 500,000 users – Detroit, Mich. – Aug. 04,2010 – Quicken Loans Inc. Chairman and Founder Dan Gilbert today announced that Quizzle LLC will be joining Quicken Loans when it moves to Detroit’s Compuware building later this month. Quizzle (www.quizzle.com), which has more than 500,000 registered users, is a free online tool that helps consumers better manage their personal finances. “Quizzle will be a great addition to our core group of companies making the move to Detroit,” Gilbert said. “I am hopeful that other companies are noting the positive momentum taking place in the city, and are considering becoming part of the new Detroit and its exciting revitalization.” Quizzle, who will join Quicken Loans, Fathead, In-House Realty and One Reverse Mortgage in Detroit, offers consumers access to a number of financial planning tools, including a completely free, no-strings-attached copy of their credit report and score. “We are a young, energetic, new-economy growth company looking forward to benefitting from what Detroit has to offer us, and also contributing to the very exciting future of our downtown,” said Todd Albery, Quizzle CEO. “We are thrilled to be among the high-tech, internet-based companies lined up along the new ‘WEBward Avenue.’ “ Originally part of Quicken Loans, and spun-off in 2008, Quizzle has seen rapid growth, offering consumers the ability to examine their home, money and credit, all in one place, without any obligation. The site also allows consumers to opt-in to several affordable value-added services, including a…

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