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Fischer: Real estate not for the faint of heart – or the unprepared

It takes 120 online classroom hours and at least 70% on the exam, the equivalent of a C-minus grade, to get a real estate license. It is no wonder that there are 19,237 of us who have our hands in the air to help you with one of the largest financial decisions that you make in your lifetime. ...

Layin’ It on the Line: 10 ideas for combating social isolation for retirees

Combating social isolation among retirees is crucial for promoting overall well-being and maintaining a fulfilling retirement. Retiree social isolation is a significant concern impacting mental and physical health. Many retirees experience reduced social interactions due to changes in daily ...

Tech Matters: How to get more out of notes on your iPhone

If you use the Notes app on your iPhone, you know how easy it is to jot down ideas, agendas, lists for an upcoming project and more. Notes is included with your phone, it’s free to use and may have more to offer than you know — it’s like having a handy notebook and pen with you at all ...

Fischer: Real estate terms to help you up your Scrabble game

Nearly every profession comes equipped with a unique vocabulary. These are “real” words that likely appear in the dictionary and are recognized as valid by prescriptive grammarians, who follow the rules for formal standard English. This is a term used to describe a type of English ...

Tech Matters: New threat to mobile banking apps demystified

Researchers at ThreatFabric have identified a new strain of Android mobile banking malware called Brokewell that can steal a wide swath of data from a user’s device and take control of these infected devices. The group responsible for the new malware has made no secret of its latest product, ...

Layin’ it on the Line: The importance of finding a purpose in retirement

Retirement marks a significant transition in life, offering a unique opportunity to explore new avenues and discover a renewed sense of purpose. While leaving the workforce can initially seem daunting or uncertain, many retirees find this phase of life to be incredibly fulfilling by identifying ...

Fischer: Property management one way to generate surplus wealth

Last week, I came across a comic strip that displayed a sign in front of a farm, it read; “McWit’s Farm, Auto Repair, Financial Consulting, and Lite Puff Pastries.” The tagline below it had the farmer saying, “The only way to survive in the current economy is to diversify.” I noticed ...