Category Archives: Investing

Are more people landing jobs or are they simply dropping out of York County’s labor force?

The state of the local job market depends on who you ask. Some people will look at the current numbers and, with no real analysis, claim that the days of high unemployment are behind us. A quick look at those … Continue reading

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No, that’s not the government spying on you. It’s an Amazon drone.

Jeff Bezos’ vision of the future involves Amazon drones taking off from company fulfillment centers and landing at your doorstep less than 30 minutes later. York County is home to one of those centers in Fairview Township. In the drone’s … Continue reading

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Worried about retirement? PNC Bank shares some helpful tips

I started saving for retirement a few years ago when I started at the York Daily Record. At the time, it seemed pretty pointless. “Wouldn’t that money be better spent on things I need NOW, like utilities, rent, groceries, sushi, … Continue reading

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Update on the Blueberry Girls

The girls are still working toward their goal, but making significant progress.

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Facebook friends could sink your credit score

. When I bought my car two years ago, I expected the finance guy at the dealership to run my credit score. I knew he would be looking if had paid my bills on time and if I had a … Continue reading

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Would you eat at a restaurant that failed its health inspection?

Last week, a food sanitarian temporarily closed the Glen Grille, a restaurant at Regents’ Glen Country Club in Spring Garden Township. The state cleared the restaurant to open the next day after an exterminator treated the eatery. Like any other … Continue reading

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Is now the best time to sell your house in York County?

When I bought my house nearly nine years ago, my mortgage broker practically screamed that 2004 was the best year to buy house. He assured us that mortgage rates had hit rock bottom and that if we didn’t buy a … Continue reading

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Do you pay for grocery bags?

Last week, my family and I visited relatives in California and discovered that residents have spurned the traditional plastic grocery bag. Instead, shoppers are expected to supply their own bags as a way of being good stewards of the environment. … Continue reading

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Google should Google what it means to own something

When I buy something, I never check with the company that made the product to make sure it’s OK to sell or loan out my new toy. That would be ridiculous – unless the company is Google. Recently, Google sold … Continue reading

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The house can be yours, as long as you’re willing to move it

Scott Hartman is clear when he speaks about the vacant stone farm house that neighbors the Rutter’s Farm Store on Main Street in Spring Grove. “If someone wants to come and move it, we would gladly give it to them, … Continue reading

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