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WalletHub: R.I. 14th best in nation for working from home

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the 14th-best state in the nation for working from home for the second straight year, according to a study...

WalletHub: R.I. ranks 13th-highest in nation for property taxes

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s property tax rate was found to be the 13th-highest in the nation for the second straight year, according to a...
VESTED INTEREST: Gina Lalli, senior loan officer at Shamrock Home Loans, hopes interest-rate cuts will come in 2024 to spur some home sales activity. New mortgage applications in November were 20% lower than they were a year earlier.
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Real estate industry ready for some rate cuts

While many real ­estate agents are dream sellers, Gina Lalli, senior loan officer at Shamrock Home Loans in Newport, often has to give buyers...
SAVING EARLY: Frank Giorgio, vice president of investments and business development at Lax & Co. LLC in Warwick, advises clients to enroll in 401(k) and 403(b) plans when available. Under the Secure 2.0 Act, most companies will have to auto-enroll new employees into these plans. 
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Secure 2.0 Act could help workers save for retirement

For around half of Americans, retirement isn’t as restful as its moniker implies – if they can achieve retirement at all. “We do deal with...

Child poverty in the U.S. jumped and income declined in 2022...

Child poverty in the United States more than doubled and median household income declined last year when coronavirus pandemic-era government benefits expired and inflation...
RHODE ISLAND has the fourth-lowest share of households in the United States that use brick-and-mortar bank branches, according to a report by Upgraded Points LLC. Pictured is a Centreville Bank branch built in Warwick in 2020. / COURTESY CENTREVILLE BANK

Report: R.I. has 4th-lowest share of households in U.S. that use...

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 80% of Rhode Island residents still use brick-and-mortar banks, according to a recent report by Upgraded Points LLC. Upgraded Points provides information...

Brown’s new performing arts center name sparks outrage among Cambodian Rhode...

PROVIDENCE – A 101,000-square foot building on Angell Street is set to be a jewel in the crown of Brown University’s multibillion-dollar real estate...

Study: Family caregivers in R.I. sixth-least burned out in United States

PROVIDENCE – A new study by the website Seniorly.com says family caregivers in Rhode Island are the No. 6 least burned out in the...

U.S. News: Providence metro area 86th-best place to live in nation

PROVIDENCE – The capital city ranks No. 86 on U.S. News and World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Places to Live list released on Tuesday.  The report...
Christopher ­­Decker

Fed policy may be paying off, but pain to come

The latest jobs report shows that the Federal Reserve’s policy on inflation appears to be working. That’s the good news. The bad news is...
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