Have I Been Pwned?

There’s not a day that goes by without hearing news about a security breach or incident involving large companies like Equifax and Marriot; but what about incidents that are rarely publicized but just as damaging? Wouldn’t you like to know if an incompetent vendor lost your email or other personal information? I would, and I …Read more

Brokers, iBuyers, Hackers, and more

Interest rates are dropping while temperatures are rising and that likely means a strong homebuying season coming our way. Along with the recent increase in real estate sales activity, we’re also seeing more activity on the business and technology fronts. Here’s the latest: Keller Williams becomes an iBuyer starting in the Dallas/Fort Worth markets. The …Read more

Extortion Email Attacks

  If you’ve ever received an extortion email attack, it may have left you wondering: How do criminals get my email address? Let me explain how it works. There are some services, both legal and illegal, that collect valid business email addresses to use for their own purposes. Those that are collected legally are usually …Read more

State Employment Performance — March 2019

Job growth at the state level churned along with only one state, Rhode Island, posting a decline, dropping a minimal 0.20 percent in the 12-months ending March 2019.  The table below shows all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Respective ranks of job growth among the 50 states and the District of Columbia as …Read more

GDP Growth by State — 2017 to 2018 and Q3 2018 to Q4 2018

While I live by the mantra and Axiom (truth) that Jobs are Everything, what those jobs pay are also critical in driving the purchase of goods and services ultimately fueling the economy.   Given the blurring of varying inflation over time, income and growth need to be adjusted and expressed in Real terms (inflation adjusted) rather …Read more