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When Taking Vows, Vow to Spend Less

Written by Jeffrey Steele - Leave a Comment

Talk to anyone 19 to 90, and they’re likely to have very clear memories of their first experience going steady. Mine came at the decidedly ancient age of 17, and I can recall that star-crossed life chapter like it happened last week.
My perky, mahogany-haired, 16-year-old inamorata and I didn’t have much in common other than [...]

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Published on October 22nd, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Family & Life, Frugality, House & Home
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Homeownership

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This post comes from Sean T. Johnston at our partner site Zing!
Being a renter has its advantages. For the most part, you don’t need to concern yourself with costly indoor or outdoor maintenance. When your lease is up, you can just leave. You don’t have to worry about selling the property.
But as convenient as renting is, [...]

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Published on September 12th, 2014
Modified on September 23rd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: House & Home
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Moving ASAP? Follow These Steps!

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This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Zing!
Is there anything worse than moving? Before you call me lazy, I’m not talking about moving from the couch to the refrigerator for a beverage. I’m talking about moving from one home to another. It’s a pain, right? Not only do you have to find a new [...]

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Published on August 29th, 2014
Modified on August 8th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, House & Home, Planning, Real Estate, Working
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A Home Warranty Can Be a Great Safety Net for First-Time Home Buyers

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This post comes from Mike Nickele at our partner site Zing!
First-time home buyers have enough to worry about, like finding the right house for the right price, coming up with a sensible down payment and securing a mortgage. After putting down a hefty sum for the purchase, many first-timers may not have the extra cash on [...]

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Published on August 22nd, 2014
Modified on August 8th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, House & Home
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Burglary Explained by Burglars

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This guest post from our partner site Zing! was written by Tim Krebs, corporate communications manager for Protect America Home Security. Tim regularly contributes to the Protect America Home and Life Blog and covers a variety of homeowner-related topics. Protect America recently released its “Interview with a Burglar” eBook, which visualizes some of the data found [...]

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Published on August 15th, 2014
Modified on August 8th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: House & Home, Identity Theft, Travel
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Do You Know About This Movement?

Written by William Cowie - 5 Comments

Is there a new movement happening in your backyard that you are unaware of? A new reality television series has probably never been the impetus behind a major change in how we live, but could this one be different? The show in question is called “Tiny House Nation,” and it kicked off earlier this month [...]

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Published on July 28th, 2014
Modified on July 25th, 2014 - 5 Comments
Filed under: House & Home
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The Cost of More

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

We have become a nation of “more is better.” We want more of everything — more toys for our kids, more cars in the driveway, more shoes in the closet, and more bathrooms in the house. Our houses, garages, dumpsters and lives are filled with Stuff. With a toddler around, I’m very tempted to fill the [...]

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Published on July 14th, 2014
Modified on July 12th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: House & Home
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5 Creative Backyard Summer Activities for Kids

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This post comes from Rachel Beger at our partner site Zing!
School’s just about out for the summer, and that can only mean one thing: “Mom, I’m bored!” Ideas run out fast, especially when you’re not looking to leave the house every day, and you have a budget to abide by. These five backyard activities will be [...]

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Published on July 11th, 2014
Modified on June 26th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: House & Home
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10 tips most first-time home buyers don’t consider

Written by Suba Iyer - 3 Comments

It’s been exactly one year since my husband and I purchased our first home. As one might expect, we’ve learned a number of valuable lessons this past year. There are plenty of articles full of useful tips for first-time home buyers. I am not going to repeat them. Instead, I will list the lessons I personally [...]

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Published on June 16th, 2014
Modified on June 13th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: House & Home, Planning
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Should Utilities Be Added to Credit Scores?

Written by FCN Staff - 3 Comments

This post comes from Miranda Marquit at our partner site Quizzle.com.
One of the biggest complaints that many have about the credit reporting industry is the fact that consumers have little choice but to engage in activities that can result in high interest debt if they want a good credit score.
While it’s true that the point [...]

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Published on January 10th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: House & Home
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