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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


An Entrepreneurial Remedy for Continuing Foreclosure Crisis

Despite the recovering economy, home foreclosures have not abated—in fact, they surged in January. ...


Sorting through Sea of Documents at Closing

(MCT)—QUESTION: I recently read that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is going to make the mortgage closing process more consumer-friendly. Do you think it can? ...


How-To: Spring-Clean your Small Business

(MCT)—Professional organizer Jennifer Burnham tackles everything from hoarders’ homes to estate sales, corporate headquarters to home-based offices. ...


House Flippers Are Back in New Reality TV Series

(MCT)—In an era of rising home prices, making money flipping a house seems like a slam-dunk. ...


5 Keys to Developing Personal Power

Personal power is a core leadership competency that everyone needs to develop before they can lead others. It has to do with being able to lead yourself. ...


Family Travel: Five Great Places to Hit the Hot Springs

(MCT)—After winter’s chill, a dip in the hot springs could be just what the family ordered. Here are five to consider: ...


Diggin’ In: Creating a Rain Garden

(MCT)—Rain is a natural resource for your yard. ...


Living Smart: Spring Cleaning for Your Home Exterior

(MCT)—Don’t let dirty windows obscure your view of nature in full spring glory. Whether you do the job yourself or hire an experienced pro, few home investments are as immediately satisfying as clean, sparkling windows. ...


The Mortgage Professor: Do You Have a Simple Interest Mortgage?

(MCT)—QUESTION: I recently discovered that the second mortgage I have had for nine years was simple interest, which explains why I have made barely a dent in paying down the balance. ...


The Thrifty Traveler: Certain Travel Luxuries are Worth the Splurge

(MCT)—It’s a rare traveler who doesn’t strive to save money, but choosing certain expenditures in place of others can sometimes mean the difference between the vacation memory of a lifetime and an afternoon of complete and total aggravation. Waiting in line to ...


Can Cyber Insurance Pay Off for Your Business?

Cyber insurance shouldn't be foreign to small business owners, and it can potentially keep your homefront secure. ...


5 Signs That You’re Ready to Buy a First Home

(MCT)—Buying your first home takes stamina, desire and commitment not only to navigate the complicated and time-consuming purchase process, but also to learn the ropes of being a responsible homeowner. ...


Getting Started: The Key to Building Wealth? Start Slowly, Author Says

(MCT)—What’s the best way for young investors to build wealth for retirement? Ignore your human instincts, says a new e-book targeted at 20- and 30-somethings. ...


Decorating 101: Where to Splurge, Scrimp

(MCT)—When it comes to decorating our homes, our choices are many. ...


5 Legal Tips If You’re Fighting over an Estate

Even if there's a will in place, families may still end up fighting over an estate after a loved one passes. ...


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