8 Financial Lessons to Learn before You’re 40

By the time you reach age 40, you are likely settled in a job or career and hopefully have begun to save money for a retirement that seems eons away. But economists advise there are specific life/money lessons everyone reaching 40 should consider. From credit.com, here are...

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How to Prune Winter Weakened Trees

Heavy snow and ice, as well as frozen soil conditions, can damage cherished trees and shrubs in residential landscapes. Even areas without major snowfall like Texas, experience high winds and huge fluctuations in temperatures during winter. But homeowners can lessen the adverse effects of winter...

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Nation’s Average Home Prices End with a Slight Increase

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows the nation’s average home prices ended in 2014 with a slight increase after a three-month decline. Based on recorded sales of non-distressed properties (existing and new homes) in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, the index bounced back...

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Prepare Financially before Taking the Home Buying Leap

Buying a home is a major life decision. You’ll want to do everything in your power to make sure you’re financially secure enough to tackle the investment. If you’re planning to buy a home in the near future, organization is key. “Buying your first home can...

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Tips to Find New Uses for Everyday Items

Ever think of using your hairdryer to dust behind the sofa? Enterprising Woman’s Day Magazine readers shared surprising new uses for everyday items found in nearly every home: Dust hard-to-reach places with a hairdryer – Aside from clearing out dust behind the sofa, set the hairdryer...

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Rent Spring DIY Tools to Save Time and Money

You've been dreaming about digging in your garden, changing your landscaping or improving your house all winter long. Finally the weather is nice, your yard is clear and dry, and it's time for you to get your hands dirty.  With the right tools and equipment,...

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Use this One Simple Step to Avoid Tax Penalties

For many small businesses, tax form filing season can be one of the most dreaded times of the year. But there is one simple step that can save you and your business headache, heartache (and money): double-check all reporting documents and deadlines. While checking these easy-to-find...

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Understanding Title Insurance

Purchasing a home is the single largest investment most consumers make in their lifetime. Soon the spring homebuying season will begin and the American Land Title Association (ALTA) reminds consumers of the three most important things to consider when shopping for a title company. The cost...

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