Maria Wood

A journalist and writer for over 20 years, Maria Wood has reported on such diverse topics as the

nursing profession, commercial real estate, local politics and legal issues in her home state of

New Jersey. In the business realm, she has written extensively about the lodging industry,

annuities, financial/retirement planning, edtech, and marketing.

She served as the editor of Real Estate New Jersey, a magazine focused on the commercial real

estate industry in New Jersey, as well as the managing editor of Retirement Advisor, a

publication for financial planners. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and watching baseball.

She is on LinkedIn and can be followed on Twitter.

Lastest Stories by Maria Wood

As of September, the typical mid-tier home in the U.S. was valued at $308,220, an increase of 18.4% over the past year, according to real estate firm Zillow. The organization further predicts housing...
What makes a great movie? As with any art, greatness is subject to debate. There are the movies you can watch over and over again without ever getting bored — ones that leave you disappointed...
Big cities attract businesses and residents because their large employment bases guarantee plentiful jobs and generally higher wages, and they offer access to entertainment and cultural activities as...
No business — or home — can operate today without internet service. Businesses connect with customers over the internet. And when the pandemic shut down schools last year, families...
“Vegetarianism” and “veganism” may be buzzwords in the culinary world, but are Americans really giving up their love of meat? In percentage terms, not many Americans have cut meat completely...
Alcoholic beverages — originally in the form of beer — have been around since approximately 7000 B.C. Cocktails have a more recent history.  The origin of the term is a bit murky. It was...
Is there a correlation between the state where you live and how lucky you are? It might. It might seem that way. Your chances of dying in a car crash or other accident; your employment and financial...
Compared to the rest of the nation, Florida’s housing market is relatively affordable. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis pegs the median home sale price in the U.S. at $375,900. In Florida, the...
Last summer, protests erupted over police reform after disturbing incidents like the death of George Floyd gripped the headlines and shone a spotlight on racial disparities in the treatment of...
When it comes to baby boy names, Liam can’t be beat. It has taken the top spot on the list of most popular choices for the past four years, and has been in the top 20 since 2011. (Overall, these...
With its stunning mountain vistas and a vibrant major city in Denver, Colorado attracts quite a few newcomers. According to the 2020 census, the state’s population rose 14.4% from 5 million in 2010...
Names, like fashion, change with the times, which explains why ever-shifting social trends and popular culture greatly influence the monikers parents give their children. So it’s not surprising...
2020 was pretty much a wash for Michigan in terms of population growth, according to one study. The 2020 United Van Lines National Movers Study found that Michigan was a balanced state with about the...
Citing 2019 Census Bureau statistics, Cleveland.com estimates that one in three native Ohioans no longer reside in the Buckeye State. That means that 3.7 million former inhabitants now live outside...