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Rent-to-own often means paying twice the sticker price. So why does anyone use it?

Rent-to-own often means paying twice the sticker price. So why does anyone use it? | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
People who use rent-to-own stores often end up paying twice the retail price -- or more -- for anything they buy.
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Even the higher credit card interest rate option is less expensive.
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Is Shared-Equity Housing the Wave of the Future?

Is Shared-Equity Housing the Wave of the Future? | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
In the new June/July/August issue of the Washington Monthly, freelance journalist Jordan Fraade has a piece on something you may not be familiar with yet. Driven by below normal home…
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Sharia mortgages and millennial homeowners

Sharia mortgages and millennial homeowners | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
As the share of first-time homebuyers drops to its lowest level in 30 years, innovations from Islamic finance - such as "lease to own" and "co-ownership" - might be a promising way to help overcome the cash and credit crunch faced by millennial...
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The Internet of Things Gets Real

The Internet of Things Gets Real | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
Navigating the rapidly emerging Internet of things is no simple task, and while the IoT introduces enormous opportunities, it also tosses out huge challenges.
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How the Internet of Things, will Revolutionize Your Business? - Konstant Info

How the Internet of Things, will Revolutionize Your Business? - Konstant Info | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
An increasing number of devices are now becoming interconnected with time and technology. Find out how this innovative change will impact your business.

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Venture funds raise $29.8 billion as tech draws eager investors

Venture funds raise $29.8 billion as tech draws eager investors | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
The lucrative tech boom is drawing investors from all ends of the globe, who are eagerly writing checks to venture capital firms in an effort to get a toehold in the startup scene that is creating newly minted millionaires and billionaires almost weekly.

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IBM Smarter PlanetVoice: The Internet Of Things Will Transform Retail As We Know It

IBM Smarter PlanetVoice: The Internet Of Things Will Transform Retail As We Know It | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
The number of smart devices in your home, on your body and around your office is increasing everyday. By 2020, there could be as many as 30 billion devices hooked up to the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Intel unveils Curie, a tiny hardware module that let anyone create a smart wearable

Intel unveils Curie, a tiny hardware module that let anyone create a smart wearable | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015), Intel announced a tiny button-size product called Intel Curie which can basically allow anyone to create a smart wearable product.

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The button-sized computer will go into different types of wearables, even tiny coin battery devices that typically run for days and months, said Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel. “This product—they can deliver wearables in a range of form factors,” Krzanich said.
It could go into rings, pendants, bags and “yes, even buttons on our jackets,” The module includes the Intel Quark chip, Bluetooth low-energy radio, sensors and battery charging. The sensors included are a 6-axis combo sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope and an pattern-matching accelerator (which is useful for gesture recognition). 

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How to Plan for the Internet of Things Data Deluge

How to Plan for the Internet of Things Data Deluge | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
The Internet has had a profound impact on the Global Networked Economy during the last year, with more changes still to come -- as applications expand and evolve.

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Looking ahead at the Internet of Things.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 30, 2014 2:17 PM

Looking ahead at the Internet of Things.

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Conveyance by Title-Holding Land Trust

Conveyance by Title-Holding Land Trust | Personal Finance | Scoop.it

"Income property for virtually nothing down and nothing per-month: with no management, maintenance, vacancies or negative cash flow! One need merely become a co-beneficiary in a land trust, while another co-beneficiary lives in the property, takes care of it, and covers all of its costs, in exchange for tax write-off and perhaps a portion of its appreciation potential (say, 50%) and mortgage principal reduction."

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5 Money-Making Investments You've Never Thought Of - CNBC.com

5 Money-Making Investments You've Never Thought Of - CNBC.com | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
5 Money-Making Investments You've Never Thought OfCNBC.comFurther evidence is that new multi-family housing construction is slow by historical standards because it's so difficult to get financing, according to the National Association of Home...
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How to Offer Seller Financing on Your Home

How to Offer Seller Financing on Your Home | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
You can provide seller financing on your home in a number of ways.
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Investors Raising Cash to Buy Government Foreclosures

Investors Raising Cash to Buy Government Foreclosures | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
What's weighing on confidence are still-falling home prices, and what's pushing those home prices down are foreclosures. That's why the Obama Administration is pushing a potential plant to auction off foreclosed properties in bulk to investors.
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4 Benefits of a Debt Consolidation Loan

4 Benefits of a Debt Consolidation Loan | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
Benefits of debt consolidation include making fewer payments each months at lower rates and keeping your credit score from dropping.
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Renter's Equity program started in Cleveland - The-News-Leader

Renter's Equity program started in Cleveland - The-News-Leader | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
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Is Shared-Equity Housing the Wave of the Future?

FreeRepublic: Is Shared-Equity Housing the Wave of the Future? http://t.co/gzfqM9MClj #tcot
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$117 Billion Market For Internet of Things In Healthcare By 2020 - Forbes

$117 Billion Market For Internet of Things In Healthcare By 2020 - Forbes | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
According to a new report from MarketResearch.com, the healthcare Internet of Things market segment is poised to hit $117 billion by 2020.
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What the Internet of things means for business app developers

What the Internet of things means for business app developers | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
IoT is gaining steam as it moves from what has been a consumer focus to business adoption in 2015. And this crossover will radically change application developers should be thinking about IoT.

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Weaved and Gemtek partner to disrupt the Internet of things supply chain - VentureBeat

Weaved and Gemtek partner to disrupt the Internet of things supply chain - VentureBeat | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
Weaved wants hardware startups to be able to field Internet of Things apps in a matter of weeks.
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The 'Internet of Things' Will Be The World's Most Massive Device Market And Save Companies Billions Of Dollars

The 'Internet of Things' Will Be The World's Most Massive Device Market And Save Companies Billions Of Dollars | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things industry will soon encompass the largest device market in the world.
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AT&T builds on Internet of Things offerings with cloud-based data store

AT&T builds on Internet of Things offerings with cloud-based data store | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
AT&T unveiled new design tools and a managed service for enterprise-based developers to use in building Internet of Things apps and services.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Top Ten Big Data Trends in Finance

Check out how big data is proving invaluable to finance. Here is the top 10 big data trends in finance. Big data place a vital role in analysing the feeds, Pre…
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Stress-Free Real Estate - Forbes

Stress-Free Real Estate - Forbes | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
ForbesStress-Free Real EstateForbesWP Carey (WPC, 40) diverges from others in that it prefers to work with non-investment-grade firms, essentially providing financing for tenants that don't have access to unsecured credit.
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Realty Times - Ins, Outs Of Equity Sharing

Realty Times - Ins, Outs Of Equity Sharing | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
Real Estate News And Advice - Ins, Outs Of Equity Sharing...
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Owner Financing- Is it Right For You?

Owner Financing- Is it Right For You? | Personal Finance | Scoop.it
With mortgage lending guidelines tightening, is homeowner financing the right option for you?
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