Source: An Open Letter To Tiny House Hunters « terribleminds: chuck wendig
“Which one did they pick?”
“You fell asleep again, didn’t you?”
This post is for all of the spouses out there subjected to the nightly ritual of watching some version of a house hunting show on HGTV.
Read. Laugh. Repeat. (don’t skip the reader comments cuz they are priceless).
Experts and women who’ve been there share everything you need to know to live under the same roof (again)
Source: Moving Back in With Your Parents Guide – Motto
At first, I thought this was an article from The Onion.
Sadly, it is not.
We analyzed the cost of living and median income levels in 74 U.S. cities to find out where you can still obtain the American Dream across the country.
Source: Decline of the American Dream
Nice set of info-graphics if you’re into that method of data comprehension.
Did I mention I live and work in Oklahoma? Check out The Housing Trilemma from an earlier post.
Economists want to know why prime-age workers, people 25-54, aren’t working. Mary Louise Kelly talks to David Wessel of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.
Source: Why Are Prime-Age Workers Disappearing From The Job Market? : NPR
Every city wants to have a strong local economy, high quality of life and housing affordability for its residents. Unfortunately these three dimensions represent the Housing Trilemma. A city can achieve success on two but not all three at the same time.
Source: The Housing Trilemma | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis
Check out the graphic above courtesy of the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis. I may have been biased about life in the middle but never had the facts to back up my opinions. But after reading this article I now have facts. This analysis demonstrates a city can have success on two fronts, but rarely on all three.
I started life in New York and grew up in New Jersey. A sizeable amount of time was also spent in Dallas. For over a decade I’ve held the belief that my family could not replicate our lifestyle and quality of life anywhere else in the country. Well, I admit to being wrong. We could probably do as well in Cincinnati, Omaha, or Des Moines.
If you can stand the weather, OKC is not a bad place to live in.
HT – Calculated Risk.
Uneducated white Americans are living sicker and dying younger. Here’s why.
Source: The Despair Death of the Middle-Aged American – The Atlantic
MedPage Today link below.
Source: Mortality Rate Spikes for Middle-Aged Whites