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9 Areas of Your Home That Need Winter Preparation

I know it just seems like we just Autumn-proofed our homes, right? Yet while you may not have as many problems as your aunt in Billings, Montana, as the temperature drops, you definitely need to get ready for old man winter… Here are 9 areas of your home that need ...


Your Guide to Christmas Lights Safety

Nothing quite says ‘Happy Holidays’ like hanging roughly 25,000 lights on your house, by your house, in your house, in your trees, on your shrubs, on your lawn… Holiday lighting is a fun, festive way to celebrate.  I don’t know about you, but I love to drive around town and ...

Housing trend returns: Multi-generation homes

Housing trend returns: Multi-generation homes

A new study shows that home buyers are once again looking for homes that can fit multiple generations under one roof.


How To Outsource the Financially Savvy Way

One of the things I love most about people who believe in living frugally: their dedication to DIY. The do-it-yourself mentality goes hand-in-hand with living well on less and saving money. Frugal folks know they can save big by handling their own errands, chores, and projects. I appreciate that people ...


When Does a HELOC Make Sense in Your Life?

For the first time since the real estate bubble, your ability to borrow against the value of your home is returning. This is significant because over the last 8 years, there was almost no home equity line of credit (HELOC) activity and almost no second mortgage activity. But now we ...


Why a Second Fridge Is a Bad Choice for Your Home

There could be a monster sitting in your basement eating money out of your wallet while you think it's saving you money. Nearly 1 in 3 of us have a second refrigerator in our homes, according to The Washington Post. When we buy a new fridge, we often take the ...


Will LED Christmas Lights Really Save You Money?

I stopped by my local hardware store a few weeks ago to pick up some Christmas lights to hang around my house this season. The first thing I noticed was that consumers now have a choice when it comes to Christmas lights between old fashioned incandescent bulbs and modern energy ...


How To Handle Home Maintenance on a Budget

As a single mother of three, I decided it would be best to use the FHA loan program to purchase a drastically reduced foreclosure and get instant equity, plus a mortgage payment less than my former rent. That left a little wiggle room for maintenance and the potential to renovate ...

Protect against foreclosure deficiency claims

Protect against foreclosure deficiency claims

Have you been foreclosed on in the last 7 years? Bill collectors may be seeking what's called "deficiency." Here's what you need to know to protect yourself.

Georgia Natural Gas Guide

  Ready for a blast of winter, Georgia? It's still fall, but it's feeling like winter and natural gas rates are on everyone's mind. Which company has the best rate for you? My monthly update on natural gas rates in Georgia can help you decide... Here are the low-cost leaders ...

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