Decorating and maintaining a home is expensive, but there are things you can do to cut the cost. Lately it seems that every time I turn on the news, there’s a story about the mortgage crisis […]
Today, if the weather cooperates, my kids and I will be starting our Square Foot Garden. We have a lot of work to do, as the boxes aren’t even on the ground yet. In fact, we […]
It started so innocently. I’d come home from shopping, and I’d throw a receipt in my “inbox.” I needed the receipt to start the price book that I was determined to start this year. And then […]
When it comes to fixed rate and adjustable rate (ARM) mortgages the standard personal finance advice is to always get a fixed rate mortgage. Most people opt for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, but a 15-year […]
Many of us are looking for ways to save money, as well as be greener in our habits. Luckily, more sustainable living and saving money often go hand in hand. Indeed, many of the things that […]
A second mortgage is an additional loan on your home subordinate to the primary mortgage on the property. Homeowners take out a second mortgage for a number of reasons, such as to improve their home, to […]
With the Federal Reserve doing everything it can to keep interest rates low in the United States, mortgage rates have reached historic lows week after week. If you are a current homeowner the dropping rates could […]
With home prices still fairly low in many markets, it is little surprise that some think that now is a great time to buy. Buying a house is a big commitment, and it’s a big expense. The […]
Tenants often forgo renters insurance under the assumption that either they will be covered under the landlords insurance, or that it’s really not a big deal. But even though you don’t own the building, you still […]
Whenever you are trying to improve your debt situation, whether you are trying to pay down credit cards or refinance your home, it can help to have a solid idea of where you stand. Being able […]
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