Buying a Home Today: Post Housing Crisis Considerations

A central pillar of the American Dream is to own your own home. But as we all know the nation-wide housing crisis has made a lasting, sometimes devastating, impact on the concept of home ownership. In response to the housing catastrophe, some have wondered if renting...

Useful Tips for Saving to Buy a New Home

I know a family, which I’ll call Todd and Jill Merrill.  During the economic downturn of 2008-2009, Todd lost his job, and the family decided they needed to move. When they prepared to sell their home, they discovered, like many others, that the value of their house...

Tips for Saving Money While Moving

It nearly broke my heart to toss out a beloved computer chair at the time I was moving across country. The faux leather chair was comfy and practical for a home office, but it just wouldn’t fit in the car. Worse, it was the second of its kind that I’d owned, and...