Renovating? Why Building Codes are Critical

We’ve all heard horror stories about the remodeling project that needs to be torn down or redone because it didn’t live up to code. While many believe that investigating building codes is too confusing, time consuming and costly, the consequences of not getting the necessary … [Read more...]

Possibilities for the Future–interesting stuff

Auto repair shops go away.  A gasoline engine has 20,000 individual parts.  An electrical engine has 20.  Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are only repaired by dealers.  It will take only 10 minutes to remove and replace an electric … [Read more...]

Backyard Bounty: The Case for Your Own Vegetable Garden

(BPT)—For most kids, “eat your vegetables” sounds about as much fun as homework on a Friday—but as adults know, vegetables are a necessary component of a healthy lifestyle. Want to get your children excited about veggies? Grow your own with them!   Studies show that … [Read more...]

Rebuilding Your Credit Score One Piece At A Time

A credit score is mainly based on your history of managing debts, such as whether you tend to make payments on time. They play a significant role in your everyday life because the next time you apply for a loan or a credit card — or perhaps a new apartment or insurance — … [Read more...]

Take Charge of Your Financial Health

Stress over financial matters can affect both your health and your family's well-being. To ease stress, take charge of your financial health with the following tips. Gather your documents and store them safely. Over time, you accumulate all sorts of important papers from … [Read more...]

8 Cheap and Easy Kitchen Facelifts

If there’s not enough money in the budget to remodel your kitchen, Lowe’s home designers suggest you browse the aisles of your home store for ideas and give the room a whole new look with a few cheap and easy makeover options. Paint the walls – Paint covers a multitude … [Read more...]

Going Once, Going Twice…Sold! Put Together an Offer the Seller Won’t Refuse

Submitting an offer on a home and waiting to hear back is one of the most stressful parts of the home-buying process. Since there is always room to negotiate when it comes to price, you want to be sure to put in an offer that the seller can’t refuse or you risk losing your … [Read more...]

5 Simple Tips to Combat Digital Eye Strain

According to The Vision Council, more than 70 percent of Americans don’t know about or don’t believe they are at risk for digital eye strain; however, anyone who spends time in front of a digital screen—whether it’s a computer, phone or tablet—is vulnerable. Dr. Richard Hom, … [Read more...]

6 Real Estate Scams to Avoid

Most people, by and large, are decent and honest. But it only takes one or two cheaters, scammers, or liars to make us all skeptical. As long as there’s been land to buy and property to own, there have been scammers. The old joke about selling swampland in Florida was, in … [Read more...]

What Renovations Should You Tackle This Year?

If you’ve lived in your home for a while, chances are good there are a few things that need doing, inside and out. Add in a plan to sell your home in the next 12 months, and those projects hold a lot more importance. While your personal budget makes a big difference in what … [Read more...]