With massive winter storm cells affecting much of the country, including the Northeast recently, we may see more weather extremes before winter is over. As homeowners, it is essential we take extra care this year to winterize our homes to protect them from the damaging effects of the cold. Here are some tips for preparing your home for the cold New England weather: [Read more…]
Appearing in another top ten best cities list, Providence is now ranked as the fifth best city to retire in. The New York Times in coordination with Bankrate assessed cities across the United States and found that Providence has a variety of great benefits for retirees. They took into account a variety of factors that directly impact retirees and found that Providence is a great city to spend your golden years. [Read more…]
Millennials make up a significant segment of the workforce and the buying public today. Their large numbers mean that when they all agree on something, trends will form. And one thing that they might agree with is where to live. This is why so many cities in the country are trying to take steps to attract them.
Growth in most areas occur in waves. Think of the population booms in cities like Seattle during the early and mid-nineties or Austin during the early and mid-2000s, and you’ll see that when a community takes the time to create a lifestyle that will attract younger residents, its entire population demographic can shift. [Read more…]
Rhode Island’s economy continues to diversify into a range of industries. One of the best sectors to work in this state is nursing. A recent study from WalletHub ranked Rhode Island as the 19th best state for nurses. The findings were determined by comparing opportunity, competition, and work environment across all fifty states and Rhode Island ranked very high for being such a small state. [Read more…]
Good news from the Governor’s office about the unemployment rates in Rhode Island. Since 2011, there have been 14,700 new jobs added in the state of Rhode Island and this month alone 2,200 more jobs will be added. The job growth marks a welcomed turnaround for the state economy, which was hampered by ongoing pension liabilities, slow economic growth, and public sector malfeasance. Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of state leadership, Rhode Island’s economy is now on the upswing and growing at a sustainable pace. The unemployment rate has fallen below the national average now at 4.5%. [Read more…]