Having a pool in your own backyard is a major plus of any property for most homeowners or renters. However, having a pool in your backyard can also be a huge safety hazard. Everyone loves to be able to jump in pool full of beautiful cool blue water on a hot summer day, but no […]Read more "5 Pool Fence Ideas For Your Backyard"
When I was in college, I lived in a unicorn of a house with four roommates. It was close to public transportation, it had copious storage space, and it possessed every appliance a college gal could ask for (deep fryer included). Figuring out how to split rent can be challenging, but there are solutions available to help […]Read more "What’s The Best Way to Split Rent?"
Buying a house is an exciting process – after all, you are getting ready to move to a new home. When the seller accepts your offer and your loan is approved, and you have conducted your inspections, the buying process is not over. You have one final step – the walk-through. This is when you verify that […]Read more "Buying a Home: Everything You Need to Know About the Final Walk-Through"
Parental wisdom is easy to ignore until you’re left scratching your head over simple adult responsibilities like paying taxes and budgeting. (We all have to make our own mistakes, right?). But even if you were listening to your parents, there are some important credit tips they likely didn’t mention. When it comes to improving your […]Read more "Important Credit Lessons Your Parents Didn’t Teach You"
Stopping to smell the roses — or gardenias or basil or chamomile — seems like an almost impossible feat when phones are pinging, dogs are barking and there’s a hurricane of activity in the morning to get everyone out the door with matching shoes. However, unplugging from the hectic pace of daily life is essential […]Read more "Scents and Sensibility: The Aromatherapy Garden"
Across all demographics, American home ownership is at 63 percent — the lowest rate in more than five decades. Among millennials, the largest generation since the baby boomers, the rate is only a bit more than half that figure, at 34 percent. Again, it’s a record low. Naturally, a lull in the economy forces business creation or reinvention […]Read more "3 Trends Driving the Millennial Own vs. Rent Debate"
Without a good system for managing your mail, a paper pileup can often result. Most mail items — other than the obvious junk mail, which can be discarded — require a decision or a response, and that means they are opportunities for procrastination. The good news is that managing your mail can be much less […]Read more "Tips to Managing Your Daily Mail"