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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


To Go Solar or Not? That Is the Question!

I spend a lot of time monitoring the home solar industry and passing new information on whenever it develops. As more companies emerge to help homeowners with solar energy projects, and the price of related equipment continues to drop, more and more ...


Real Estate Q&A: Loan Status Depends on What Deed Says

(MCT)—QUESTION: Years ago I bought a house with my girlfriend, and it was titled in just her name, as was the mortgage loan. Several years later, we deeded the property into both of our names, even though we never got married. She ...


Social Media Training: 5 Legal Topics to Cover With Your Staff

Social media training is essential for any employer who wants his or her staff to help a business' online presence to thrive. ...


Diggin’ In: Landscapes Need Renovating Just Like Homes

Your landscape is very much like your home’s interior décor. ...


Your Place: Soot on Walls Likely from Radiator Burning Dust

(MCT)—Question: I have a question about electric heat. ...


5 Things You Shouldn’t Keep in Your Car

For many people, a car is like a traveling storage bin. But there are some things you shouldn't keep in your car -- unless you want potential thieves to purloin your personal information. ...


Tips for Surviving When Kids Come Home after College

(MCT)—Do you have advice for parents of “boomerang” kids who have moved home after college graduation? ...


The Time Has Come for Workplace Flexibility

(MCT)—Last week, President Barack Obama officially called workplace flexibility a basic need, lamenting employer policies that don’t allow it. ...


While Emailing, Make it Snappy

(MCT)—When it comes to email, Ben Carpenter wishes more people would follow Shakespeare’s advice that brevity is the soul of wit. Carpenter, an author with a long career in finance, doesn’t see much of it — brevity, that is — these days. ...


Many Factors Impact Retirement-Savings Risk Decisions

(MCT)—A basic tenet of retirement planning instructs investors to tilt their sails to more conservative shores as their retirement beachhead nears. ...


Living Smart: Tips to Weigh Before Closing in on a Fence

(MCT)—Top-rated fencing pros tell our team that, based on the average price for material type, and a typical fence length of 200 linear feet, here’s what you could spend: ...


The Power to Admit Your Workplace Goofs

(MCT)—Hillary Clinton recently told Diane Sawyer of ABC News that when she and her husband left the White House in 2001, they were “dead broke.” ...


15 Ways to Cut Costs (and Add Joy) to Your Summer Trip

The expensive vacations your family typically takes rarely leave you feeling as happy as you’d hoped, and they put a terrible squeeze on your bank account. For the sake of your fulfillment and your finances, you’re willing to try to cut expenses ...


Getting Started: Reasons to Consider a Roth while Young

(MCT)—Saving for retirement when you’re young is a prudent financial step. ...


The Truth Behind College Cost Myths

(MCT)—Whenever we write about how much it costs to go to college, we hear from a lot of readers. ...


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