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5 Financial Tips for First-Time Parents

So a babe is on the way? Congrats! Along with the chaos of, well, everything that is to come, your finances are about to experience an upheaval, as well. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it will cost upwards of $245,000 to...

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Add Some Light and Life to Your Rooms

Want to brighten up a room but don’t have the time to paint or the budget to add a window? Consider the following easy fixes: Hang a mirror. Hang a mirror (or lean a large one against a wall) to toss light around your room and open it...

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Dual Purpose Plants: Cleansing and Decorating

A good-looking houseplant adds pizzazz to your home. Plus it can also be the next best thing to a live-in housekeeper, says John VanZile, author of Houseplants for A Healthy Home. That’s because a number of houseplants contain propert...

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The Pros of Buying a Home Warranty

For $600 or so a year, plus a service fee of around $75 every time you ask for repair, a home warranty can be an inexpensive way to have peace of mind as a new homeowner. Home warranties cover breakdowns in a home, from HVAC systems to a...

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Signs that Now is the Time to Sell Your Home

There are many reasons why it may be time to sell your home. You may need more space to make room for a growing family or you need to downsize after your kids leave the nest. Whatever your motivations, you want to make sure that you’re timing...

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Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Most homebuyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime. It can either turn out to be a complete f...

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