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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Mending Fences, Tending Neighbors

(MCT)—I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise? ...


Your Place: Odors from the Air Conditioner

(MCT)—Question: Over the last month, after running the air conditioner in my son’s room, we noticed that it smelled like an ashtray. ...


Timing Is Key when Selling a Business

(MCT)—Sometimes the owner of a business has no choice but to sell a thriving enterprise, such as in a divorce, the splitting of a partnership or the death of a major shareholder. ...


3 Legal Tips If Your Business Is Flooded

If your business is flooded, you need to get on top of your legal to-dos, or you'll be financially underwater. ...


Living Smart: House Cleaning Means the Exterior, Too

(MCT)—House cleaning isn’t just an inside job. Your siding, driveway and garage floor get dirty, too. And just as a freshly cleaned car seems to drive better, a spic-and-span exterior feels great to come home to. ...


For Your Client: Mold Prevention and Control

Mold is a common occurrence in homes, but it can potentially cause health problems as well as damage to structures and surfaces if it is not controlled. Mold begins growing indoors when spores come in contact with wet surfaces or substances. Once ...


Vacationers Should Watch out for Potential Scams

(MCT)—Vacation. It’s supposed to be a time to kick back and relax, but if you’re traveling, there can be a lot of stress, from finding the best deal when making the hotel reservations, to getting to and waiting at the airport and ...


Seven Is the New Eight when It Comes to Sleep

(MCT)—Suddenly we’re all talking about sleep—how little we get, how badly we do it. When did something so natural, a simple act we usually take for granted, become such a problem? ...


All Families Need to Have the Financial ‘Talk’

(MCT)—It’s the conversation that many families put off. And then put off some more. ...


Living Smart: How Landscaping Can Deter Intruders, Pests

(MCT)—Done right, landscaping can do much more than attract compliments and boost your property value. It can help you repel intruders, both human and natural. ...


Reasons to Use (Or Not Use) Home Equity

(MCT)—Homeowners who have equity might be tempted to extract some of that wealth and use it for other immediate needs or wants. ...


Is Kickstarter or Crowdfunding Money Taxable Income?

Small businesses may be very successful raising funds through Kickstarter, but those who receive those funds shouldn't forget the potential tax implications of crowdfunding. ...


Picking Your Ideal Retirement Spot

(MCT)—When you think about retiring—really retiring, no longer working—where do you ultimately want to settle down? ...


Diggin’ In: Rain Barrels Fill Many Needs for Home, Garden

(MCT)--Gardens are typically blessed with spring rains that bring summer flowers—and then the hot, dry months of July and August take their toll. ...


How to Live Green as a Preservationist

Despite the environment being a hot-button topic in global conversation, eco-consciousness has found its way into our everyday lives. More and more individuals are realizing that they, too, can have a positive impact on their surroundings.


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