Jake Michaels

A former Department of Labor analyst, Jake is a freelance writer who talks about economics and other news about the job market and how it affects the present and future workforce.

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Renter’s Insurance 101: What It Covers and What It Doesn’t

According to Nationwide Insurance’s 2014 survey, 56% of young adult renters don’t have renter’s insurance. These renters are putting their homes and belongings at risk. 75% of people without renter’s insurance don’t even know that they can get coverage for as little as $15 per month. With that said, let’s take a look at what Amistad Insurance Services says renter’s insurance covers …

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How to Run a Construction Project Effectively

A building project is usually an expensive and physically-draining undertaking. Many project managers complain about it but just shrug their shoulders in resignation. They are unaware that such projects don’t have to be so expensive that you break your budget. There are many tricks and hacks to utilize to make your construction project way cheaper than what …

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4 Reasons You Need to Use Stainless Steel Press Fittings

For most trade professionals, it is highly critical that pipe connections are secure. During the past years, mechanical designers, engineers and the like have commonly used the traditional method of installing pipe systems — welding, soldering or complete brazing connections, for example. However, a better way of installing a more secure pipe system is through …

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Make Your New Franchise Wildly Successful with 3 Smart Moves

Thanks to a growing population of workers who have busy schedules, the fast food restaurant industry is on an upswing. People need a place where they can stop for a quick bite as they rush to keep their busy schedule. Such developments make the sector a great investment destination for anyone looking to break into …

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Things to Consider When Purchasing MIG Welding Wires

Metal inert gas (MIG) welding wires come in several thickness types. If you are welding heavier gauge metals, you need the thicker wires or wire electrodes. However, there are other welding wires available on the market, and this may overwhelm you. If you are bent in buying MIG wires, make sure that you go straight …

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How Much is the Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate in Utah for 2018?

If you plan to take out a home loan in Salt Lake City, American Loans and other experts remind that the average rate for a 30-year mortgage in Utah is 4.90% for this year. The actual rates will depend on several factors for different borrowers, but these may range between 4.50% and 5.50%. Those who want lower …

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