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Rodrigo Sermeño

The Kiplinger Letter

Rodrigo Sermeño covers financial services, housing, small business, and franchising industries for The Kiplinger Letter. He previously covered Congress for PJ Media. Before switching to journalism, he worked for several think tanks and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C., including the New America Foundation, the Streit Council, and the Arca Foundation. Rodrigo graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor's degree in international affairs. He also holds a master's in public policy from George Mason University's School of Public Policy.

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Economic Forecasts
December 2017

Housing Price Growth to Cool Off Later This Year

Kiplinger's latest forecast on housing starts and home sales

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October 2016

11 Sources of Funding for Your Small Business

When you’ve got a big new idea that you want to get off the ground or an existing operation that requires an influx of capital to keep charging ahead, you want money fast. And that puts you at risk of ...

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Practical Economics
September 2016

A Housing Shortage Looms: Builders Can’t Keep Up

Starter homes especially are becoming scarce.

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Practical Economics
March 2016

Improving Prospects for Most Small Businesses

Firms in the housing and tourism sectors can prosper as home sales surge and low gas prices encourage more travel.

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Practical Economics
February 2016

2016: A Second Good Year for Housing

The housing market picked up last year in many areas of the U.S. Look for it to grow as well or better this year.

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Practical Economics
July 2015

Where the Housing Market Is Headed in Late 2015

First-time home buyers will be a big driver of this market's recovery.

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Practical Economics
March 2015

Housing Market Gets Stronger in 2015

An improving economy and attractive home features will draw first-time and move-up buyers.

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Practical Economics
January 2015

Small Business Revving Up in 2015

Many firms with fewer than 50 workers have plans to expand, venture into new markets and add to payrolls.

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