July 17, 2024

Cineversary podcast celebrates 60th birthday of A Hard Day's Night with Ken Womack

In Cineversary podcast episode #72, host Erik Martin is joined by guest Ken Womack—author of several books on the Fab Four including The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles and Living the Beatles Legend: The Untold Story of Mal Evans—as they celebrate the 60th birthday of A Hard Day’s Night, directed by Richard Lester. Together, they rediscover the euphoria of of Beatlemania, examine this film’s widespread influence, and explain why the movie still matters.
Ken Womack

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July 9, 2024

Flexible furnishings

From sofas to sectionals, loveseats to loungers, and beds to boudoir pieces, Lifestyle Solutions makes it easy to relax in virtually every room in your home. For 33 years, it’s been providing quality upholstered furnishings and setting industry standards for comfort, style, and value that customers in 10 countries across the globe appreciate.

Read my profile on this innovative company, published in this month's Costco Connection magazine, here.

July 2, 2024

Buy, refi, or repair using a government home loan

Finding it tricky to qualify for a conventional mortgage loan? Uncle Sam can lend a helping hand in the form of government home loans if you qualify, including FHA, VA, and USDA purchase loans, refinance loans, and repair/construction loans.

Learn more about how each government loan works, their pros and cons, and how to get financing to buy, refi, or fix up a property using one of these loans by checking out my newest story for Quicken Loans, available here.

June 25, 2024

Understanding the appeal of multigenerational housing

They say what goes around comes around. That’s certainly true of households and families, particularly homes where several generations coalesce and live together under one roof. This is the definition of multi-generational housing. And it’s more popular today than years ago.

Ponder that, between 1971 and 2021, the population residing in multigenerational family homes, often spanning three to four generations, surged to nearly 60 million individuals, marking a fourfold increase. According to Pew Research Center, the proportion of the American populace inhabiting such households more than doubled, reaching 18%.

Buying or creating multi-generational homes is a trend many Americans are considering nowadays. Learn more about what constitutes a multi-generational home, the benefits and drawbacks of living in a multi-generational home, how to convert your home for multi-generational living, and financing options to pursue if you are determined to own one by reading my newest story for The Mortgage Reports, available here.

June 18, 2024

Is buying a home still a worthy investment?

There are many ways to make your money grow and increase your wealth over time. You can invest in the stock market. You could put your money into bonds or high-yield savings accounts. Or you can put the money to work for you via real estate by purchasing a home, either to live in or to rent out.

But is buying a house a good investment? That depends on many different factors, including your short- and long-term goals. Learn more by checking out my latest article for Yahoo Finance, available here.

June 12, 2024

Cineversary podcast welcomes back TCM's Eddie Muller to celebrate 50th birthday of Chinatown

In Cineversary podcast episode #71, host Erik Martin is joined again by Eddie Muller, host of TCM’s Noir Alley and founder/president of the Film Noir Foundation, to mark the golden anniversary of Chinatown (1974), directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson. Together, they investigate what makes this movie tick like precision clockwork 50 years later, why it still matters, crucial themes, and more.
Eddie Muller
To listen to this episode, click here or click the "play" button on the embedded streaming player below. Or, you can stream, download, or subscribe to Cineversary wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, PodBean, RadioPublic, and Overcast.

Learn more about the Cineversary podcast at www.cineversary.com and email show comments or suggestions to cineversarypodcast@gmail.com.