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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This post comes from Aaron Brandt at our partner site Quizzle.com
It’s time to face facts. It is now December. It is going to snow. And you need to be prepared to dig your way out of whatever icy mayhem this winter offers. Sure, you can toil away in the elements with a shovel, or you can [...]
This article comes from Anthony Fontana from the Quicken Loans Zing! blog.
For some of us, the end of 2013 just signals the beginning of 2014. Not a whole lot changes aside from writing 2014 at the end of a date. However, the end of this year is different. Why, you ask? Because [...]
This post comes from Amanda Pallay at our partner site Quizzle.com.
Most veterans say that some of the more confusing aspects of qualifying for a VA loan are the occupancy requirements. This usually stems from when a service member gets their PCS orders and has to move. Will they be able to rent the house? Will they be [...]
There are two categories of tasks that keep the financial machine running smoothly — essential tasks and beneficial tasks. Most people recognize the essential tasks as something they should do at least once a year: Open or review your retirement account, re-balance your portfolio, review your insurance needs, etc.
But somehow the beneficial tasks don’t seem to get the [...]
This article is by staff writer Jeffrey Steele.
Personal finance gurus have long warned that we Americans have a nasty problem. We spend too much and save too little. Not only do we not look for the best savings accounts, or check on savings account rates, or seek high interest savings accounts, many of us don’t [...]
This article is by staff writer Richard Barrington.
They say real estate is all about location, location, location, but I think it may be even more specific than that. The condition of the real estate market can vary from house to house.
The backdrop for this topic is a series of stories about the recovery of the [...]
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