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Is it Time to Buy or Time to build in the Self Storage Industry?

by John Stevens April 12, 2011 2:23 PM
There are all kinds of sayings when it comes to money, spending money, and making money. A penny saved is a penny earned; time is money; money is the root of all evil; money can’t buy happiness (but it can buy a better class of enemy); a fool and his money are easily parted; money can’t buy love; money makes the world go round; and so many more. [More]

Insight into Interest Rates Focus of Upcoming Webinar for Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens March 22, 2011 8:30 AM
Interest rates change as the clock ticks. And while interest rates are presently at an all-time low, that may not last. As interest rates rise up and dip down, it’s crucial to have an understanding of what drives these movements. The US Federal Reserve last week kept interest rates at their record low of near 0 percent, rejecting fears of higher inflation. Investors, buyers and owners watch the market carefully and are always open to advice when it comes to insights into the vagaries of rates. [More]

Don’t Plan on Financing Your Move with a Payday Loan

by Tony Gonzalez July 27, 2010 2:03 PM
Moving can be expensive, when you factor in the cost of movers, taking time off work, and, if you are downsizing or trying to sell a house, putting some possessions into self storage. Despite the expense, if you have to go into debt to pay for all your moving expenses, it is better to find a way to do so without taking out a payday loan. Payday lenders tend to charge exorbitant interest rates. Even a credit card will charge a lower -- MUCH lower -- interest rate than a payday loan will. A better way to finance the self storage side of your move is to go to a self storage company that offers the first month free. Or, if you are a student, are retired, or are a veteran or an active member of the military, try going to a self storage company that offers discounts to students, retirees, veterans, or military families. You may be able to find movers that will offer discounts, as well. [More]