House and Home

75 Frugal Hacks for Your Home

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 […]

10 Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

10 Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

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 […]

How to Reduce Paper Clutter

How to Reduce Paper Clutter

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 […]

Should You Choose an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

Should You Choose an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

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 […]

5 Ways to Green Your Home and Save Money

5 Ways to Green Your Home and Save Money

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 […]

What is a Second Mortgage? Advantages and Disadvantages

What is a Second Mortgage? Advantages and Disadvantages

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 […]

When is the Right Time to Refinance Your Home?

When is the Right Time to Refinance Your Home?

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 […]

Buying a Home? How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate

Buying a Home? How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate

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 […]

Why Tenants Need to Buy Renter’s Insurance

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 […]

How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates and Refinancing Options

How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates and Refinancing Options

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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