Is buying a home right for you? The answer, despite what you might assume, isn’t always “yes.” But oftentimes buying a home is not only a good idea for personal reasons, but also an excellent way to build wealth for the future.
The more you know about the reasons to buy, the more comfortable you’ll feel taking the plunge. It’s important to remember that there are some advantages that don’t show up on a spreadsheet, such as pride of ownership and a sense of stability. Continue reading
Most people have heard of eBay, but did you know that there are many lesser-known sites that can help you make a little extra money? The Internet is a great tool for connecting sellers with buyers, and models for doing that in different ways have proliferated over the last few years.
Some sites, like eBay, allow buyers to set their own prices at auction. Others enable face-to-face sales, or sales of handmade goods, or on-demand creation of merchandise. The Internet, it is fair to say, can make entrepreneurs of us all. Continue reading
If there’s anything better than finding a good deal, it’s the search that leads up to the finding. And there’s nowhere better for searching out special things at awesome prices than flea markets and swap meets. Garage sales are all well and good, but they don’t hold a candle to the bustle of a proper, established market. Continue reading
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Ever had to interrupt the flow of your cooking to search for the oregano or grope for the pot lost in the back of a messy cupboard?
No room in the house needs more organization than the kitchen—chaotic spice drawers and unruly pot collections can threaten to overwhelm even the most in-control home chef. Continue reading
Moving can be one of the most stressful things you’ll do. I needed days to recover after we finally got everything to our new house. With a whole household full of stuff, how can you possibly stay sane in the process? Continue reading