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What to Do About Your Mortgage When You’re Getting Divorced

Divorce is never easy. Even for those couples with the best intentions, the division of property can become contentious. For couples who have a mortgage and are trying to decide what to do about the house, here are some options to consider. Sell the Marital Home If neither you or your spouse can afford to [...]

By |2019-01-23T14:30:07-04:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Misc, Refinance|Tags: , , |

How to Prepare for a Blizzard or Major Snowstorm

Winter has a special way of arriving early every year, catching many of us unprepared — and major winter storms can have catastrophic results. Winter storms and sub-zero temperatures increase the risk of fires, car accidents, frostbite, hypothermia, and heart attacks. Power outages caused by heavy snow and driving winds can last days, even weeks. [...]

By |2019-03-16T20:26:06-04:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Misc|Tags: , , , , |

9 Things People Love About Living in Rural Areas

From country mouse and city mouse to "Green Acres," the debate over rural versus urban living goes all the way back to ancient Greece and Aesop's fables. While personal preference and economics play a role in where we choose to live, the benefits of rural living, particularly in these stressful times, have great appeal. Why [...]

By |2019-01-08T12:09:50-04:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Misc, Purchase|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: , , , |

7 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Hosting

Hosting a holiday get together can be a stressful affair. There’s food to cook, a house to clean, and people to entertain — sometimes all simultaneously. It’s enough to make even the most pulled together folks lose sleep at night. Don’t want your holiday hosting duties to keep you from counting sheep? Then follow these easy [...]

By |2018-12-13T11:36:58-04:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Home, Misc|Tags: , , , |

Prevent Porch Theft with These 7 Tips

The convenience of online shopping — free shipping, next-day delivery — is under threat by package thieves, also known as "porch pirates." This threat is as common in rural locations as it is in urban and suburban communities. According to a survey of online shoppers conducted by the Shorr Packaging Corporation, 31% of respondents reported [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:08:45-04:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Misc|Tags: , , , , , |

Preparing for Self-Employment: What to Do Before Striking Out on Your Own

Working for yourself takes vision, guts, and passion. Freelance work has both advantages and challenges. That's why it's so important to "look before you leap." Proper planning will make your transition from full-time employee to sole proprietor easier and less stressful. Tips for Laying the Groundwork for Your Own Small Business Start saving. The rule [...]

By |2018-12-10T11:00:28-04:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Financial, Misc|Tags: , , , , , |

The Ultimate Moving Checklist: Before, During, and After the Move

Moving can be stressful. Not only is there the unavoidable packing, boxing, loading, and unloading to deal with, but there’s also the tedious setting up of utilities (and cable, internet, etc.) and the endless trips to Home Depot and Walmart for supplies. Want to keep your move on track before, during, and after you’ve arrived [...]

By |2018-12-06T11:33:26-04:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Home, Misc|Tags: , |

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