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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


How to Lock in a Great Mortgage Rate

(TNS)—Mortgage rates fluctuate daily, making it hard to pinpoint the perfect moment to lock. To simplify the mortgage rate-lock decision, keep these things in mind: ...


Keep Moving to Keep Enjoying Life

(TNS)—If you lead a sedentary lifestyle and don’t go out much, it can cause you to feel down. Maybe you want to avoid people, so going to the gym isn’t that appealing, or maybe there just isn’t anyone to play kickball with anymore. ...


How to Design Change and Keep It Positive

(TNS)—Q: My job is fine, my personal life is fine, but I know that I have a tendency to get bored and restless. What can I do to be out in front of that so that I don’t start making bad choices to ...


Financial Strategies to Cover an Early or Unexpected Retirement

(TNS)—Despite a bull market in stocks, two new studies show that retirees and those getting close are bearish about retirement. ...


Living Smart: How Much Does a Swimming Pool Really Cost?

(TNS)--If you’re thinking about adding a swimming pool to your backyard, chances are the cost of the project is a top concern. ...


5 Housing Trends to Watch This Spring

(TNS)--This spring will be a good time to buy or sell a home. But life isn’t perfect, so expect to run into a couple of hurdles, especially if you are a buyer. ...


7 Energy Efficient Home Improvements for the Summer

Summer is hot, and if your home isn’t prepared for the warmer weather, your utility bills can increase significantly. Rather than spending a fortune over the next few months, why not take steps to prepare your home and make it more efficient? Here ...


7 Efficient Tips for Downsizers

Retirement goals have shifted for many since the recession, with one major asset hanging in the balance—housing. Though a burgeoning segment of boomers plan to “age in place” in their current homes, more than ...


5 Simple Steps to Childproofing Your Home

Whether you’ve got a litter of kids or baby’s on the way, childproofing your home is a preventative measure no family should go without. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends a number of safeguards to make your home an environment free from ...


Interior House Painting Tips for Newbies

Anyone would agree that a fresh coat of paint is the easiest, most cost-effective way to give your home a clean, new look for spring—and even you’ve never wielded a paintbrush before, a few simple tips will help you get ...


5 Essential Spring-Cleaning Chores

(TNS)—Ah, spring cleaning. All the tasks you pushed aside earlier in the year now await you—a seemingly never-ending list of chores. ...


Who Gets to Be a Millionaire? 6 Factors

People who buy lottery tickets hope to become millionaires. But some people, ticket-buyers or not, are more apt to reach millionaire status than others. A study by Fidelity Investments revealed the six most common wealth-building factors the most successful wanna-be millionaires have on ...


How to Speak Up When the Group Disagrees

(TNS)—Have you ever sat in a meeting, squirming because you disagreed but were afraid to say so? ...


The Answers to Your 10 Biggest Questions about Tax Audits

(TNS)—The very mention of a tax audit can conjure dread in the heart of even the most diligent, honest taxpayer. The perception is that, without warning, a knock at the front door of your home or office could bring with it a team ...


What’s Hot in Hollywood: A Peek inside Celebrity Real Estate

Regardless of the ever-changing market, there is one kind of buyer who is always on the prowl for new toys and the latest and greatest status symbols; one who is ready to go with copious cash in hand and a hunger to expand ...


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