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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Your Place: A Little Fresh Paint Can Help Woo A Homebuyer

(TNS)—I know I talked about painting in a recent column, but that was just about my plans for the exterior of the house this year. ...


Welcome Home, Mutants: The X-Men Mansion Storms the Market

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Add Value to Your Home with This Essential Spring Clean-up Guide

Spring has sprung, which means it’s the perfect time to get the outside of your home in top shape before the summer months. A little sprucing up can go a long way. In fact, a property’s outdoor appeal can help determine peoples’ home buying decisions. While it’s not always necessary ...


How Solar Water Heaters Can Save Your Household Money

A solar home: for most people, this idea conjures images of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels steadily yielding electricity to power their computer, their TV or maybe even an electric car. Though were you aware that there is another type of solar that can ...


5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Today

(TNS)—A great credit score is the key to getting the financing you need. Whether it’s a car loan or a mortgage — the higher your score, the more likely it is that you will qualify for favorable terms on your next loan. ...


There Goes the Neighborhood: Do You Trust the Folks Next Door?

Every now and then, we call on our neighbors for favors. That’s what they’re there for, right? ...


How to Fix Mistakes on Your Tax Return

(TNS)—Although electronic filing has drastically cut down the number of errors when filing tax returns, mistakes can still happen. Whether you e-file or mail your taxes in, it’s not hard to imagine that you might botch your tax return — and not realize ...


10 Tips for Taking Care of Wood Furniture

Quality wood furniture can last a lifetime and is often a treasured heirloom, passed down through multiple generations. Still, even the highest quality wood is susceptible to scratches and abrasions if not properly cared for. ...


How to Choose the Right Vertical Blinds for Your Home

After making the decision to use vertical window blinds in their homes, many people are surprised to learn that the decisions don’t end there. There are plenty of different options to choose from and choosing the right ones for your home is imperative. ...


Commit to Living a Greener, More Sustainable Life this Earth Day

With more than 1 billion people participating in Earth Day activities each year, it’s hard to fathom what we all did on April 22 prior to 1970—the year Senator Gaylord Nelson put into motion a movement that continues to motivate ...


U.S. Extends Limited Reduction of Mortgage Principal for Stressed Homeowners

(TNS)—A top federal regulator on Thursday announced a long-awaited initiative to allow some homeowners facing foreclosure to reduce the principal on their mortgages. ...


Rethinking Your Landscape: Lush Lawns Offer More than Just a Pretty Face

With summer quickly approaching, homeowners and renters alike are doing everything they can to prepare their lawns for family-friendly soccer games, neighborhood cookouts, evenings gathered around the fire pit roasting marshmallows and nights spent sleeping under the stars. ...


Consumer Prices Inch Up for First Time in Four Months

(TNS)--Consumer prices inched up in March for the first time in four months, largely driven by higher gas costs, the Labor Department said Thursday. ...


5 Immediate Steps to Start Planning for Retirement in Your 40s

(TNS)--Did you know that 80 percent of 40-years-olds are behind on their retirement savings? This is according to GOBankingRates.com’s recent retirement savings survey. ...


The Gender Pay Gap: 3 Reasons Women Earn Less than Men

(TNS)--Tuesday was Equal Pay Day, which was invented by an activist group two decades ago to draw attention to the wage divide between men and women. ...


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