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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


How to Slow Down Your Life and Enjoy the Ride, Right Now

It’s finally Friday night, the beginning of a weekend of freedom, which also happens to include your birthday. Your family, friends and spouse all have celebratory plans for you. ...


Will Drones Play a Role in Marketing Your Home This Year?

In the coming months as new, fresh crops of homes begin going on the market, the buzzing sounds of landscaping equipment on the ground may be joined by a new buzz - up over your head. ...


Nine States with No Income Tax

(TNS)—There are only seven states in the U.S. that impose no income tax on their residents, and two more that don’t tax personal income, but do tax capital gains, interest or dividends. Residents of these nine states save hundreds to thousands of dollars ...


5 Lessons for Startups

(TNS)—I started my firm on a leap of faith six years ago. Knowing nothing about running a business when I began, I learned plenty of lessons along the way. I hope my been-there-done-that advice is helpful when ...


A Survival Guide for Business Travel

Let’s be honest, being strapped into a tiny seat in a cramped airplane—along with dozens of strangers—35,000 feet above sea level, is nobody’s idea of fun. The Internet is filled with stories of air rage, reclining seat standoffs, and articles with ...


Person to Person: Workers Treated Well Work out Well

(TNS)—If you’re an employer, you have a lot of power to improve the lives of your workers. Investing in the emotional and physical well-being of employees can affect families and communities for years to come. ...


Taking a Pulse Check on Your Attitude

Hard times that sap your energy and leave you frustrated are an inevitable part of life. ...


Donald Trump Most Popular Choice for Super Bowl Real Estate Ad

In our January Reader Rewards contest, we asked our readers which celebrity they’d like to cast in a Super Bowl ad for their real estate business. We had an overwhelming response and an abundance of great answers making ...


Is Striving for a Perfect Credit Score Worth It?

(TNS)—Is perfection worth it when you’re oh-so-close already? ...


How to Sell Your Business

(TNS)—After dedicating a good 20 years to building your own business, the question just might be, “What now?” When selling the enterprise you nurtured, getting your managers to buy is usually your best bet. ...


DIY Home Repair Ideas That Will Make Your Home Worth More

If you’ll be putting your home on the market this year, doing some home improvement projects first can boost its value. When your budget only allows for a limited amount of money on these projects, there are still plenty of things you can ...


Living Smart: Do I Need to Cut Down That Tree?

(TNS)--Just like people and pets — trees get sick. ...


5 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

(TNS)—You’ve decided to go for it. Buying a home can be thrilling and nerve-wracking at the same time, especially for a first-time homebuyer. It’s difficult to know exactly what to expect. The learning curve can be steep, but most of the issues can ...


5 Tax-Saving Strategies to Help This Tax Season


Millions of Americans face a challenge in meeting their budgets every month—not just financially, but also in their time budgets, says investment advisor Reid Abedeen. ...


8 Small Ways to Save Big

Yes, it’s hard to save money—especially when you think you’ve already cut the fat out of your monthly budget. But Kiplinger’s personal finance editors offer eight ways you may not have considered that can help you wring out a few more dollars to ...


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