Social Media – You Can’t Beat It, So Join It

Almost one-third of web users are discovering brands through social media. This demonstrates that it’s a powerful way to engage with your clients and keep them informed about your business. And while you may still be on the fence about engaging in social media, there’s no denying that it’s an extremely important piece of any …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Lowest Paying College Majors

A college education, at first glance, seems to be a no-brainer for everyone. Several years ago a Dallas Federal Reserve study in Texas found a typical Texas college grad ends up making 97 percent more than those without college degrees, on average, over their earnings lifetime. Among young adults today, median earnings for those with …Read more

July Existing Housing Sales Hit Highest Annualized Level of 2014

July 2014 saw existing housing sales post the greatest seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) thus far this year at 5.15 million units according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). Sales increased 2.4 percent sequentially from June (revised), though they were off 4.3 percent from July 2013. Median price increased 4.9 percent from a year …Read more

Median Age by State and Peak Earning Capacity

As we have watched the Little League World Series this week, it struck me how age and correlated development really can make a difference. One game saw an almost 170 pound player playing against a sub-100 pound player. The same is true when it comes to earnings capacity. Those states with a younger median age, …Read more

A Community of Sharing

For more than 120 years, Stewart has been a trusted partner, helping consumers realize their dream of homeownership. Today, our commitment to excellence is pushing us beyond the limits of impossible, and our reputation as a community partner reveals the heart of Stewart, our people, our values in giving back. Serving others, whether donating volunteer …Read more

Don’t Treat Insurance as a Commodity

Insurance professionals often say insurance is not a commodity and shouldn’t be treated as one. Unfortunately, we don’t always see the passion among some insurance brokers and carriers to educate consumers and businesses on the differences between insurance policies.

Ted’s Weekly Tweets

If you want to talk about bang for the buck, the 140 total character, letters, numbers and spaces of a Tweet on Twitter certainly qualifies. Who knew you could say so much in so little. It reminds of Mark Twain who wrote, “I would have written you a shorter letter but I didn’t have the …Read more

Interviewing: Best Practices

Have you ever wished for a crystal ball to predict the future in hiring? All you need to do is read this blog, prepare for your interview, focus on the past and predict success in your future. The impact of a poor interview and the wrong hiring choice can be devastating to you and your …Read more

3 Ways to Respond to Social Media Attacks

Social media is an indispensable tool to market your business and engage with potential customers. But with opportunity comes risk – we’ve all seen businesses encounter customer backlash on their social media accounts. That’s why skillfully handling negative comments is crucial to success. Take advantage of these tips on how to effectively navigate a social …Read more