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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Living Smart: Mulch Madness and Basic Buying Tips

(TNS)—Nothing signals the return of spring like a smelly pile of mulch. Aside from its questionable stench, mulch plays an essential role in landscaping, from boosting curb appeal to retaining moisture and suffocating weeds. But before you hire a landscaper or get out ...


How Changing Habits Can Change Your Happiness

Our habits, says Gretchen Rubin, are our destiny. Which isn’t to say they’re predetermined. ...


Financial Experts Share Tips on Saving

(TNS)—There are thousands of ways to save money and make more of it, but chasing after every single tip will likely just make you overwhelmed rather than rich. That’s why it’s helpful to find out ...


Selling or Staying: Home Renovation Projects Require Careful Attention


Investing in home improvement projects can have a huge return—whether to create a more enjoyable living space or to put the home on the market. ...


How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor

(TNS)—Some financial advisers are riddled with conflicts of interest, making extra cash for themselves when they put your money in bad investments. Hidden fees and sales commissions can secretly gobble up thousands of your hard-earned dollars. ...


Disputing Credit Report Could Get Easier under New Rules

(TNS)—Disputing a mistake on your credit report could get easier and the effects of medical debt less severe under changes being made by the three largest credit-reporting agencies. ...


5 Tips to Avoid Home-Design Arguments

(TNS)—Sharing your life with someone is a beautiful thing, but that doesn’t always mean you share the same design and style preferences when it comes to your home. Whether you’ve lived together for one year or 20, use ...


NFCC Online Poll Reveals How Taxpayers Plan to Use Their Refunds

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) February online poll revealed that most taxpayers (68 percent) would prefer to pay down their debt with a tax refund this year instead of growing their personal savings. ...


Protecting Your Nest Egg as You Age

People pondering their retirement years often conjure images of spending more time on a favorite pastime or traveling around the country or the world. ...


Self Marketing A FSBO With Video? Check These ‘Insider’ Tips

Every good film maker from Chaplain to Tarantino started off with a single camera - and look what happened. ...


Tax Time: 5 Benefits of Buying a Home

Tax time is almost here and many people, when they see their tax bills, will be wondering what they can do to pay less next year. Buying a home continues to provide great tax benefits as ...


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 ...


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