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Heat Wave: Saving Money on Warming Your Home

It’s cold, cloudy, and downright dreary outside your windows. On the horizon, the sky is the color of snow. You shiver. Not because of the cold outside. Rather, it’s due to how cold it is inside your home. You need some heat!Continue Reading

Cleaning Day: Cheap and Natural Cleaning Solutions

Cleaning the house where you and your young family reside isn’t cheap. Detergent, bleach, wipes for kitchen and floor, product to clean toilets and bathtubs, powder to disinfect carpets … all of these items can total $30 to $40 depending on the brands you purchase and where you buy them. In addition, many of these items aren’t the safest to have around a home with children, let alone adults. Do you really want to purchase a cleaning solution where you may nee to visit the emergency room if it accidentally gets on your skin?Continue Reading

How to Determine if a Tiny House is in Your Future

The Tiny House movement is in full swing. From numerous books on the subject, to the documentary TINY: A Story About Living Small, to the new series Tiny House Nation, individuals and young families are rethinking their living requirements. Why do they need to reside in a large apartment or home when they could live and flourish in an area 500 square feet or smaller? There are definitely benefits to owning a tiny home. First, they save monthly mortgage payments since most tiny houses are paid for ahead of time. Second, depending on the height of the tiny house, it can be transported across the country like a recreational vehicle, allowing the owner to avoid items like utility bills and property taxes.Continue Reading

Furnishing Your Space: Inexpensive Ways to Make A Homey House

You’ve decided to move your young family from the cramped two-bedroom apartment you occupy to a more spacious home in the suburbs. Unlike your apartment, the home has a few more bedrooms, extra sitting space and more square footage overall. You sign the papers, get the key and walk into an empty and spacious home.Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Flood Insurance

There are many types of insurance to obtain for you and your family during a lifetime. There are policies for your vehicles, your property, and your life. There’s even insurance to take care of you when you become disabled later in life and fire insurance if you live in an area prone to wildfires. But what about flood insurance?Continue Reading

The ABCs of Home Ownership

You’ve decided to move the family out of your one-bedroom, walk-up apartment into a home in the suburbs. First off, congratulations – you’re taking a step many Americans still have yet to achieve. Second, you may be unfamiliar with some of the terms encountered in the course of your home purchase. Here to help you along are a few basic terms to get familiar with.Continue Reading

Did You Buy a Home Too Early?

My wife and I are getting really excited about moving in the next year. As a result of starting to plan for our move, we’ve started to think about buying a condo instead of renting. When we compare mortgage payments for condos that we would want to buy and the cost to rent a place, both options are about the same price. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that if you are going to pay the same in rent, it is better to buy your own place and build equity than to rent forever.Continue Reading