What We’re Reading: May 28 – June 3

Homeownership is still part of the American Dream

A poll to be released next week shows support for homeownership remains across all political lines. Charlie Cook, writing in the National Journal, says the survey, conducted on behalf of the NAHB, found that 75 percent of voters believe “that owning a home is the best long-term investment they can make and is worth the risk of ups and downs in the housing market.”

Fred Mann of the Wichita Eagle give advice about safety procedures during a tornado.  Basic guideline include stay away from all windows, move to the lowest level or a center hallway, stay in your car with your seatbelt on if you are on the road and much more.

If you’ve traveled in Europe in the last few years, you might have noticed your credit card doesn’t always work. Europe (and most of the rest of the world) have moved to a ‘chip and PIN‘ system for credit cards while the US still relies on that magnetic strip on the back. NPR reports on how this aging technology is resulting in rising credit card fraud.

Travel + Leisure reveals the best cities for burgers. While I’m happy Chicago made the list (at #6), even mentioning the Billy Goat Tavern in a list of the “ultimate American comfort food” should be a crime.


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  1. Interesting post David! Thanks! Would truly agree that owning a home is still the most stable investment every American can ever have – whether situations in the housing market are promising or not.