When does homeownership tip the scale?

How many years of homeownership are necessary before the advantages of owning tip the scale? Zillow weighs in on this buy vs. rent conundrum with its “breakeven horizon” index. Traditional formulas for figuring the buy vs. rent equation focus on … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 11:42 pm
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Kitchens for Cooks Who’d Rather Not

Not everyone cares to cook, and lets face it – some of us couldn’t if we tried. Unfortunately for this small minority who would rather take out than cook in, it seems kitchens are designed with the assumption that we … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 11:33 pm
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Compost Those Autumn Leaves

Autumn is nigh upon us and as the weather cools and the winds pick up, most lawns will accumulate plenty of leaves. Garden and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith demonstrates how gardening households can make a trash can compost bin to produce … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on September 20, 2014 at 12:16 am
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Mortgage Mess Persists

You may remember In February of 2012 49 states and the federal government agreed to a joint settlement between them and the nation’s largest mortgage bankers: Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo – to the tune of … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 6:42 pm
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Older Americans to Face Housing Crisis in Coming Years

In an infographic originally posted by SeniorHousingNet.com, the upcoming shortage of housing for those 50 year+ is a very real concern. As we age, our earning potential decreases – but the cost of living only goes up, this is illustrated very clearly … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:43 pm
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Getting Ready For Fall And Winter

Summer is closing down and fall is on its way, which means that the time for trapesing about in our shorts tanks and flip flops is all but over. Soon enough the leaves will start changing color – and lemonade … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:14 am
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Brokerage Now Accepts Bit Coin as Payment

By now you have probably heard of bitcoin – a popular form of web currency, that despite it’s tenuous history, and the fact that it’s based on nothing than computer algorithms – seems to be on it’s way to mainstream … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 11:39 pm
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Credit Score Relief

Buying a house or a car? Applying for a line of credit? Pursuing any other significant undertaking that requires the use of other people’s money? Chances are you’ve pored over your credit reports to see what can be done to … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:37 pm
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Cities for Millenials

Where to plant yourself if you are a twenty something – looking for a place to live that offers an engaging community, job opportunities and home prices that are in reach of your salary? Money.cnn.com has put together a few … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm
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Dump Vs. The Fabric Store

We all have stuff around the house that we want to get rid of, but we just can’t seem to part with. Sometimes these things are out of sight, out of mind – other times they are large, in the … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:52 pm
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