Question of the Day: What percent of consumers read online reviews before buying a product?

How many people do you think rely on the experience of others before making a purchase online? Answer: 98% Questions: Why do you think that so many people want to look at reviews before making a purchase?  Do you check online reviews prior to purchasing products? How do you know if reviews are credible?  Do … Read more

QoD: What percent of high school students are interested in pursuing a career in a trade?

It is important for our students to know all of their options after high school graduation. How many students are interested in getting to work in the trades? Answer: 47%   Questions: Have you ever considered taking a CTE (career and technical education) or occupational education class? Why or why not?  Demand for skilled trade … Read more

Why Is 2 Percent The Federal Reserve’s Magic Number For Inflation?

Transcript Santul Nerkar: Inflation in America is high. You’ve probably noticed when you’ve gone to the grocery store or gas station. But ordinary Americans aren’t the only ones unhappy with our current 6 percent inflation rate. The Federal Reserve isn’t thrilled, either. The number that the Fed would like to see — its target inflation … Read more

Bayhorse Silver Surges 63 Percent

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index (INDEXTSI:JX) lost ground this past week, dropping 6.65 points to close at 530.85. The decline came as other major indexes gained after the final US Federal Reserve meeting of the year. In a post-meeting statement, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the Federal Open Market Committee is pleased with the overall … Read more

Question of the Day: What percent of employers use LinkedIn when evaluating a candidate for a job?

Get LinkedIn, or get left out. How many employers are looking for this social media profile to see if you’re the one? Answer: 87% Questions: What kind of information do you feel is important to include in a LinkedIn profile? How does the role of LinkedIn in job searching compare to other social media platforms? … Read more

Question of the Day: What percent of college graduates earn associate degrees?

Millions of college degrees are earned every year. What percent of those are associate degrees? Answer: 24.9%   Questions: What pros and cons of pursuing an associate degree do you already know of? Why types of careers are typically accessible with an associate degree? How do you think cost factors into a person’s decision on … Read more

How Low Can They Go? Mortgage Rates Back Under 7 Percent

The verdict is in — the old way of doing business is over. Join us at Inman Connect New York Jan. 23-25, when together we’ll conquer today’s market challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s opportunities. Defy the market and bet big on your future. Mortgage rates continue to retreat from 2023 highs, but homebuyer demand for … Read more