Utilizing the Garage Adds More Versatility To Your Maplewood Home

There are over one million households in the greater St. Louis area, making it one of the most populated areas in the Midwest. And with each household owning roughly two cars each, the garage is one of the more important rooms in the home. For most people, this room can turn into a cluttered mess, full of all the odds and ends that have no place inside the actual home itself. Many people fail to realize the potential that a garage can add to the value of the home, and it’s versatility.

Can Tighter Gun Control Reduce Crime in St. Louis?

With the number of mass shootings and gun-related homicides in the U.S. continuing to climb, gun ownership is being debated more than ever before. The shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27, which left 11 people dead, is the latest episode that’s added fuel to the debate over the validity of the Second Amendment. In St. Louis, homicides may be down from last year, but a number of gun-related incidents have raised a significant amount of concern among local residents and law-enforcers alike. Is there a real reason for worry?

With Venture Capital, Mergers and StartUps, St Louis is Open for Business

 St Louis has been named one of the 30 Hottest Cities for New Businesses, and three companies in St Louis and two in Kansas City are currently ranked among the fastest-growing inner city businesses. In June, the former governor, Eric Greitens, signed a bill to reduce the Missouri corporate income tax rate by 2.25 percent, down to just 4 percent, effective January 1, 2020. Add to that a flurry of local commercial enterprises opening, expanding and celebrating many years of trading, and it appears that the state of Missouri, and, in particular, St Louis, is a great place to base your company. Of course, setting up a business is never all plain sailing and being prepared for legal and personnel issues is vital. Investment in Business
Setting up a new company costs money but St Louis isn’t short of investment offers.

The Rise Of Credit Card Debt In St Louis

The state of Missouri continues to battle debt with an average household credit card balance of $6,491. A closer look at cities in the state revealed that credit card debt along with auto debt has been steadily on the increase in St Louis and other local markets. For the first quarter of 2018, household credit card debt rose by 2.7 percent, based on released Equifax Consumer Credit Panel figures. Credit card debt remains the most expensive kind of debt there is, with interest rates hitting 16.71 percent in May. However, there are ways you can be free of it and you do not have to do it alone. Let’s take a look at resources available to St Louis residents to help them get their consumer debt under control.

Missourians Are Riddled with Debt: One Unconventional Way to Get Out of It

41.2% of all households in America carry some sort of credit card debt, with the average credit card debt in Missouri being $6,491 per household. That’s not including the mortgage, student loan and other types of debts that families seem to so easily accrue in today’s difficult market. Despite booming real estate markets and even lowered debt rates in St. Louis and throughout the entire state, there are still situations in which debt can’t be avoided. When it gets too large to manage, there might seem like no way out, but there are actually many ways to get through it and bounce back with an even better credit score than before.

Tackling County Waste Problems Through Sustainable Measures

Saint Louis county and the cities it encompasses is going through a tough time with trash. Despite residents’ concerns that almost 59 city garbage trucks are out of service, representing 75 percent of the total fleet, tax hikes have been maintained. The council has confirmed plans to raise waste management taxes by 1c on the dollar, bringing the yearly spend up to $100. It’s clear the county authority needs more resources, but solving a problem isn’t always a case of throwing money at it. Across the towns of the county, there are innovators and entrepreneurs showing there’s a better way to manage waste.

Make St. Louis Safe for All Road Users

There were 201 fatalities in St. Louis in the period 2014-2016 accounting for 7.78% of the total number of deaths on Missouri’s roads. Serious injuries reached 1,607 in the same period or 11.5% of the state’s overall figure of 13,973. Last Monday’s accident on Manchester Road and S. Big Bend Avenue that claimed the life of a pedestrian showed that there is an urgent need to make the county as safe as possible for motorists and non-motorists. St.

St. Louis Grapples With Rising Divorce Rates

Amidst shifting patterns in the city’s demographics, St. Louis, along with the rest of Missouri, bears witness to a marked increase in divorce rates over the past decade.  In Missouri, divorce rates have spiked recently after a relative decline from 1990 to 2015, a pattern which is consistent with the United States’ rise in divorce rates nationally. The rise in dissolving marriages leave the city of St. Louis to grapple with the implications of divorce for communities, educational institutions, and families. Cost breakdown of divorce in Missouri
As in the rest of the country, a contested divorce is the most expensive form of divorce in St.