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The Ultimate Childproofing Checklist

Whether you’ve got a little one on the way or your once immobile babe is now rolling, crawling, or taking her first steps, there’s no wrong time to start childproofing. The important thing is that you’re thorough about it. A modern home presents tons of hazards for little kids — especially ones looking to explore [...]

By |2019-03-19T08:28:20-04:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Home|Tags: , |

Questions to Consider Before Moving an Aging Parent into Your Home

At some point in life, most adults consider moving mom, dad, or even both parents into their home. With the rising costs of elder and nursing home care, not to mention the guilt that often comes with putting a parent in a home, weighing this option is only natural for most sons and daughters. But [...]

By |2019-02-19T13:53:43-04:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Home|Tags: , , |

What to Do if You Inherit a House

There’s no doubt about it: a home isn’t the easiest thing to come into. Do you sell it and cash in right away? Do you move in? Do you wait around for the market to improve and its value to rise? There are lots of options when you’ve inherited a home — and it’s certainly [...]

By |2019-02-08T13:25:17-04:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Advice|Tags: , , |

Aging in Place? Make These Renovations First

A whopping 87 % of seniors say they're fans of aging in place, preferring the homes and properties they’re accustomed to rather than a senior housing community or assisted living facility. If you’re one of the overwhelming majority planning to stay put in your older years, then it’s time to start making some adjustments at home. [...]

By |2019-03-16T19:53:52-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Advice, Misc, Refinance|Tags: , , , |

Buying a Home in 2019? Make These 4 New Year’s Resolutions

Thinking of buying a home sometime next year? Then forget pledging to eat healthier or get more sleep this NYE. Instead, make these financially-focused New Year’s resolutions and put yourself on the path to affordable homeownership: Improve your credit score — even just a little bit. Work on paying down your debts and credit card [...]

By |2018-12-27T10:10:29-04:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Budget, Financial, Mortgage, Purchase|Tags: , , |

7 Common Fears of First-Time Homebuyers (and How to Get Over Them)

Let's face it: You don't buy a house everyday. And, if you're a first-time homebuyer, the process can be a bit overwhelming. There's nothing to be afraid of, though. Here are some of the common fears first homebuyers face — and how you can overcome them 1. "I've never worked with a real estate agent [...]

By |2018-10-31T14:01:06-04:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Advice, Purchase|Tags: , |

Need to Pay for College Post-Bankruptcy? Here Are Your Options

Have a child who’s graduating from high school this year? They’re likely not waiting another decade to attend college. They’re going soon — and they need you to help pay for it. Unfortunately, if you're trying to pay for college after bankruptcy, that’s easier said than done. Bankruptcies stay on your credit for at least [...]

By |2018-11-19T02:21:32-04:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Financial|Tags: , , , |

6 Packing Hacks to Make Your Move Easier

Color coding your boxes, packing room by room, and using your blankets, towels, and sheets as packing materials — these are all moving tips you’ve heard before. Want something a little more creative? Maybe some packing hacks you’d never thought of? Then we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best little-known packing and [...]

By |2018-09-18T09:37:02-04:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: Advice|Tags: , |

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