Economy

How Hard Is It To Sock Away a Six-Month Emergency Fund in Dallas?

By Candy's Dirt / May 18, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports It takes more than two years to sock away enough money to address a six-month emergency fund in the Dallas metro area, a new Bankrate.com report revealed. The area ranks 15th hardest of the top 50 metros when it comes to building a six-month emergency savings fund. That fund would be able […]

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Want To Start a Business? DFW Is Not a Bad Place to Start

By Candy's Dirt / May 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

From staff reports Thanks to the Internet, you can start a business just about anywhere, but 20 cities are better for budding entrepreneurs — and Dallas-Fort Worth appears there, WalletHub said this week. Fort Worth ranked 11th on the list of 100, while Dallas and Irving were 15th and 17th, respectively. Three more North Texas […]

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Housing Affordability Continues to Lag in Dallas

By Candy's Dirt / March 17, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports Although housing affordability is at an all-time low in Dallas, home price appreciation has decelerated recently, the latest report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas revealed. The report, released March 14, also revealed that Dallas-Fort Worth employment grew by 2.5 percent in 2018.

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This Is What It’s Like for Women with Construction Careers

By Shelby Skrhak / January 10, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Carla Gallardo never thought she’d love a job in construction. She wanted to be an architect until her engineer father swayed her to civil engineering. Besides, no one in her family ever worked in construction, so Carla was coming into the industry blind. Sort of. In 2008, a construction internship caught her eye while still […]

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Health Insurance Impacts Timely Rent, Mortgage Payments, Report Says

By Bethany Erickson / December 15, 2018 / 0 Comments
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It’s not unusual to see GoFundMe or other crowdfunding efforts for someone who, facing a catastrophic health crisis, can’t afford to pay their rent or mortgage. But until now, those incidents remained anecdotal. But a study released this year by Emily A. Gallagher, Radhakrishnan Gopalan, and Michal Grinstein-Weis, professors and researchers at the University of […]

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Freelance? Study Indicates You Can Get a Shorter Work Week in North Texas

By Candy's Dirt / December 9, 2018 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports The gig economy means that more and more people are taking the plunge and working for themselves — often in a freelance capacity. The freedom of choosing projects, being your own boss, and working from home can be attractive to many. But how much do you need to work to be able […]

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