Brendan

Brendan

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Stories by Brendan

How to Save Time and Money on Your Atlanta Commute

Jul 24, 2014

The average Atlanta resident spends nearly one hour commuting on workdays, according to a study conducted by the Center for Transportation and the Environment on behalf of the Georgia Department of Transportation. That’s nearly 240 hours — or 30 workdays — spent on the road each year, the study says. Then there’s the cost. If […]

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Houston Moves to Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians

Jul 24, 2014

Houston, one of the country’s most dangerous cities for pedestrians, is ramping up efforts to improve the walkability of the fourth-largest city in the nation, according to David Crossley, president of Houston Tomorrow, a non-profit that explores urban issues and growth in the Houston region. The Houston metro area ranks seventh out of the top 10 […]

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Denver Parking Violations You May Not Know About

Jul 24, 2014

Denver parking officials wrote $30.5 million worth of parking citations and penalties in 2013, up 53 percent since 2009, The Denver Post reports. While most of the hundreds of thousands of tickets issued each year are for ignoring posted restrictions – like parking in street-sweeping or resident parking zones – an estimated 400 to 500 […]

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ATVs: Before You Grab the Keys, Think Safety

Jul 24, 2014

We accept that we need to take classes, pass the required tests and earn our licenses before we can drive a car or motorcycle on public roadways. We understand that accidents with these vehicles can be harmful, so we’re willing to take precautions. In short, we think about safety. Yet we don’t always give the same […]

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How Teens Can Get a Driver’s License in Vegas

Jul 17, 2014

If you’re a teenager and you live in Las Vegas, there are several steps to complete before getting your drivers license, according to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Here’s a snapshot from the Nevada DMV of what you need to know before you can legally drive on your own. Step 1: Driver’s Education When you […]

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Why Houston Is a Great Place to Buy a Car

Jul 10, 2014

Houston is a car buyer’s dream, boasting hundreds of dealerships in the 10-county region, with many offering extra features and attractive interest rates due to the competition, says Steve McDowell, president of InfoNation, a Houston-based company that publishes TexAuto Facts, a provider of data on the Texas auto industry. Shoppers should start by doing research […]

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Las Vegas Monorail: Traveling the Strip in Style

Jul 10, 2014

Whether you’re a tourist or longtime resident, driving on the Las Vegas Strip can be a traffic nightmare. Instead, try the underused and two-decades-old Las Vegas Monorail, which travels the length of the Strip and offers an air-conditioned and uncrowded view of the city. Passengers can enjoy a clear view of various attractions along Las […]

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Maximize Space on Your RV

Jul 10, 2014

Owning an RV means getting out and exploring the country. It also means learning to live in tight quarters — sometimes in a space that’s a mere 12 feet long.  For many, the benefits of exploring open land outweigh the challenges posed by space constraints. The number of RVs on the road has increased in the U.S. over […]

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Landlord Toolkit: How to Use Digital Marketing to Attract the Right Tenant

Jul 08, 2014

Being a landlord comes with many benefits, especially when you have responsible tenants. It is ideal to lease to someone who consistently pays rent on-time, takes care of the property and follows the rules of the neighborhood. But, how do you find this person? While traditional advertising methods, such as placing an ad in the newspaper, […]

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Landlord Toolkit: How to Fund Your Retirement with Rental Income

Jul 08, 2014

The retirement age seems to be getting older every year, and for many, it’s not by choice. Many people dream of the day when they can leave the workplace for good and devote their time to family, a little “R & R” or their favorite hobby. In fact, according to Transamerica Center’s 15th Annual Retirement Survey, 78 percent […]

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