Year: 2015

The Best Cities for Millennial Entrepreneurs

We’ve shared the best cities for female business owners, advised senior-preneurs on how to start a business in retirement and shed some light on which states are the easiest to get a business up and running. When it comes to entrepreneurship, we can’t forget Millennials. Right now, 24.7 percent of entrepreneurs are between 20 and 34 years old.  And according to the U.S. Chamber of... Read Article

Putting a Price on the 12 Days of Christmas

Ever wonder what the actual cost is for some of the unique gifts in the classic “12 Days of Christmas” carol? Seriously, how much could a partridge in a pear tree really cost? Well, this year, it's $214.99. And those seven swans? Yeah, um, that’ll set you back $13,125, according to the PNC Christmas Price Index®. Every year, PNC Financial Services Group calculates each of... Read Article

Auto Safety Technology Shown to Save Lives

Auto safety technology like automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and more has come a long way over the past few years. And that’s a good thing, because recent research by the Boston Consulting Group shows that driver-assist systems have the potential to reduce U.S. road fatalities by 10,000 each year. Yet the vast majority of American drivers don’t have cars with these life-saving technologies in... Read Article

9 Reasons to Quit Hating on Renting

Raise your hand if you’ve heard this before: “Why would you rent? That’s like throwing money into a black hole!” I’m not here to argue the value in building equity through home ownership – that’s a no-brainer. But let’s be honest: Considering the price of a down payment, a home inspection and closing costs – the up-front costs of purchasing a home can be cost-prohibitive... Read Article

Planning Tips for the Perfect Holiday Season

For those of us who love family get-togethers, parties and events, this is a favorite time of year. Get started on your planning early so you have a safe and special holiday. At C. F. O'Connell & Sons Insurance, we have gathered together some great planning tips that will help you make your holiday fun and safe. Holiday Decorating Making your home festive is a... Read Article

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