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Living in a New Environment? How to Establish Your Roots in a New Community

If you have recently moved to a new community or are planning to move there in the near future, there are some effective ways to establish roots and feel more at home in your new setting. The sooner you establish roots, the likelier you are to be happy in your community and...

The Price of Vices: 4 Under-the-Radar Addictions That Can Ruin Your Family Life

Addictions may seem like simple pleasures at first. Unfortunately, that’s the trap with any addiction. It starts out at a pleasurable interest. Gradually, it can turn into something that’s life-altering and all-consuming. Not only can it alter your own life, it can...

How to Know When It’s Appropriate to Use Your Home’s Equity

Getting a home equity loan is generally a quick task, and it is fast way to get cash the homeowner believes they need at a fairly reasonable interest rate. They are the riskiest kind of loan to get, especially if someone is using the home equity loan because they are broke. In...

Adult Decisions: Are You Really Prepared to Buy Your First Home?

Somewhere between the mid-twenties and thirties, a lot of young adults begin buying homes. While some people do it sooner and others do it later, it’s not uncommon for many people to buy homes during these ages. As you progress, you’ll probably get tired of renting....

Best 5 Investments You Should Make After Age 25

Once you reach the age of 25, it is important to begin thinking about your financial future. When looking to plan it all out, it will be important to invest your money so that you will be in position to establish financial security. Fortunately, for many people, there are plenty...

Best Finance Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Depending on where you live, buying a home can actually be less expensive than renting a home or apartment. However, there are many financial issues you need to consider before you decide to actually make that purchase. What are some good financial tips for those looking to buy...

What All Newlywed Couples Should Know before Jumping into a Mortgage

Getting married is a significant event in any person’s life, and getting a mortgage may be just as, if not more, significant in the short-term. If you and your new spouse are thinking about buying a home together, there are few things you should know before applying for financing...

Apartment Life Hacks: 6 Apartment Fixes You Don’t Have to Call a Landlord For

Millions of renters every year spend countless hours arguing with their landlords about the smallest of issues: a leaky faucet here, a loud radiator there. Most of the complaints renters have come from a small range of issues. But what most apartment renters don’t realize...

Famous Pads: Most Daring Home Designs of 2015

Famous Pads: Most Daring Home Designs of 2015 In 2015, there were several celebrity home designs that shocked, delighted, and amazed us. Whether it was Kylie Jenner’s 4,000 square foot starter home in Calabasas, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s $45 million mega-mansion in Los Angeles, or the...

How to Give Your Disastrous Dining Area a Dramatic Makeover

The dining room should be one of the most hospitable and elegantly decorated rooms in your home. It is the place most often seen and used during a variety of get-togethers, family functions, and holiday celebrations. In some modern households, the dining room becomes the catchall...

New Neighborhood: How to Help Your Family Adjust to a New Place

Adjusting to a new neighborhood will take some time for your family, especially if you have small kids. Moving to an unfamiliar area tends to be a bit disorienting for everyone. Not only will your family have to get used to all the different street names, but all their favorite...

6 Tips for Keeping Your Cooling Bills Under Control This Summer

Summer often incites a variety of additional expenses families have to take on each year. Sometimes food gets more expensive because the children are home from school, and fuel costs are higher since families tend to go on trips and rides when the sun is out. Another expense that...
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