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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Getting Started: Considering Moving Money from a 401(k)? Here’s What to Know

(MCT)—It was a silly oversight. Back in high school, I had worked for my town’s library and accumulated a tiny retirement savings account. ...


Your Place: What to Do If You Smell Gas in Your Home

(MCT)—Art is imitating life here. ...


Remembering Joan Rivers: 5 Lessons for Business Owners

With the death of comic and pop-culture stalwart Joan Rivers, many are mourning the loss of her quick wit and fearless comedic style. ...


Making Home Construction Less of a Disruption

(MCT)--Did you know that remodeling your home can be as stressful as moving into a new one? You may have decided to remodel the old kitchen, or perhaps you’re adding on to your home so that mom or dad can live with ...


Living Smart: Keep Care of Kitchen Appliances on Front Burner

(MCT)--Next time you use your fridge, dishwasher or stove, be careful that you’re not unknowingly making it vulnerable to an early breakdown. ...


Finding the Right Mortgage Takes Time, Effort

(MCT)—Most home buyers who need a mortgage place themselves in the hands of a loan officer or mortgage broker referred to them by their real estate agent, or by a friend, relative or business associate. This is the easy way, and I ...


Your Place: Breathe Easier, It’s Mold Awareness Month

(MCT)—It’s rare that I catch one of these “specialty” months while it's still ongoing, but today I’m right on top of September as Mold Awareness Month. ...


Public Speaking in Business: Fear and Fact

Larry’s boss was so pleased with his work performance that he asked Larry to give a 15-minute presentation to the entire department of 25 people. Larry felt confident about his work, but not about standing up and talking about it. In fact, ...


Retirement-Saving Changes You Should Keep an Eye On

(MCT)—Retirement savers will have a few new wrinkles to contend with this fall as new policies take effect and Congress continues to battle budget woes. ...


Your Place: Get Home Prepared Well before Hurricane Strikes

(MCT)—Three years ago, my family and I drove overnight from Maine to New Jersey, trying to get home ahead of Hurricane Irene. ...


Business Blogs That Work: Eight Tips for Building a Successful One

These days, it seems business blogs are everywhere. And why not? They’re simple to set up, and they’re a great way to promote your products and services. But here’s the real question: Do they get results? ...


Tips to Make a Smooth Back-to-School Transition

(MCT)—Gearing up to go back to school can be hectic. It can take some time for families to feel comfortable with their new schedule. Starting the new routine before school begins can help families ease back into the school year. These simple ...


Apply a Little Art – And Science – to Market Your Home

No seller wants to take less than their home is worth, but they don't want their property languishing on the market for an extended time because of the price tag. That’s why it’s important to do a little research before fixing your ...


Beware, Mortgage Scammers on the Rise Again

(MCT)—For years, it was “the Wild West” of real estate scams. ...


Your Place: Before End-of-Summer Vacation, Get House Ready

(MCT)—Despite years of financial crisis, Europeans still leave town in August. ...


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