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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Home Seller Tips: Focus Perceptions by Enhancing Your Visual Thinking

A homebuyer’s gut reaction never goes away. That’s why a home seller should critique each area of their home, or recruit a judgmental friend who can help answer questions like these in each room of their home: ...


5 Ways to Go from Millennial to Millionaire

(TNS)--With record student loan balances and rampant underemployment among their ranks, millennials have become widely known as the recession generation. Despite this, a 2014 report from The Shullman Research Center shows a ...


3 Mistakes You’re Making before a Big Purchase

(TNS)—You might have kicked yourself a few times for making a bad purchase or buying something that later went on sale, but if you didn’t pay a lot to begin with, you probably didn’t lose sleep over it. But making a mistake with ...


5 Tips for Financing Investment Property

(TNS)--Home prices have been on a steady climb from the depths of the housing crash, leaving many wondering if it is still a good time to invest in the residential real estate market. ...


7 Simple Tips for Superior Deck Design and Safety

Decks are great outdoor entertainment and relaxation areas, especially in the summertime, but they also need regular maintenance and checkups to stay in shape. Here are some tips to keep your deck looking its best: ...


Millennials Lacking Adequate Info on Financial Risk of Student Loans

A recent report shows 56 percent of millennials with current or past student loans have delayed major life events because of their debt, compared with 43 percent of older adults, according to a new Bankrate.com study. Buying a home is the ...


Top 10 Cleaning Tips from Hotel Housekeepers

Nobody knows how to clean faster and more thoroughly than a hotel maid. To cut down on the time you spend cleaning, take these tips from Radisson Housekeeping Manager Maria Stickney: ...


Pet Peeves of Highly Successful People

(TNS)—With more than 25 million copies sold worldwide in more than 40 languages, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is one of the most popular self-help books of all time. In this book, author Stephen R. Covey ignored psychology fads ...


Homebuying: Beware of Foundation Problems

When buying a new home, chances are you spend a lot of time inspecting various aspects of the property. Before making an offer, be sure to take a closer look at one hidden area of the home: its foundation. Foundation problems can ...


Hispanic Population Rises but Homeownership Remains Stagnant

(TNS)—They make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, yet Hispanics are increasingly locked out of homeownership because of tighter lending standards that rely on outdated measures of creditworthiness. ...


You Don’t Need a Farm or Estate to Justify a Hobby Greenhouse

As many more of us begin gardening to supply our own home-grown fresh food and decorative plants or flowers, the tendency to want to garden year-round, especially in cold or cooler climates is increasing. For ideas, I turned to a recently published ...


8 Cheap and Easy Kitchen Facelifts

If there’s not enough money in the budget to remodel your kitchen, Lowe’s home designers suggest you browse the aisles of your home store for ideas and give the room a whole new look with a few cheap and easy makeover options. ...


Ways to Ease the Burden of College Expenses

(TNS)—College is a large financial undertaking, but with the economy on the rebound more families are willing to shoulder the cost. ...


Living Smart: Ideas to Organize your Pantry Cabinet

(TNS)—The key to a decluttered kitchen starts with pantry organization — but tackling shelf upon shelf of cans, boxes and bags of food can be daunting. ...


Money Tips for Those Expecting

(TNS)—Deciding to have children is one of the most life-altering choices you’ll ever make. Joy, stress, excitement, exhaustion, hundreds of books on how to not screw up, and thousands of bucks to prepare your little one: Your plate is now loaded. Here are ...


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