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These 10 kitchen upgrades could ruin your home’s resale value
These 10 kitchen upgrades could ruin your home’s resale value Homes & Real Estate July 8, 2016
There's a reason they say the kitchen is the heart of your home. Even if you don't cook, it's likely…
7 ways your mudroom could be doing double duty
7 ways your mudroom could be doing double duty Homes & Real Estate April 8, 2016
How does your family use its mudroom? If you're like a lot of families, it may be serving as nothing…
5 ways to survive your small kitchen
5 ways to survive your small kitchen Homes & Real Estate April 5, 2016
Not everyone gets to cook in a gourmet kitchen. Some people are stuck in tiny galley kitchens or regulated to…
5 surprising things that zap energy and cost you money
5 surprising things that zap energy and cost you money Homes & Real Estate March 29, 2016
When it comes to saving money on energy bills, most homeowners can point out the usual suspects. They know drafty…
10 home projects to start saving for now
10 home projects to start saving for now Homes & Real Estate March 11, 2016
If the groundhog is to be believed, spring should have been here days ago and summer is right around the…
5 ways to make your old house as energy-efficient as a new one
5 ways to make your old house as energy-efficient as a new one Homes & Real Estate December 29, 2015
When your house is older than your grandparents, you may assume you're destined to live with high energy bills. However,…
Robo-advisors: Would you trust a machine with your retirement savings?
Robo-advisors: Would you trust a machine with your retirement savings? Money & Credit October 7, 2015
It's 2015. Computers are everywhere. But would you let them make investment decisions for you? That's the premise behind robo-advisors,…
10 staycation ideas to make the most of summer
10 staycation ideas to make the most of summer Travel August 10, 2015
The summer is quickly slipping away. If money or time is making you feel as though a vacation is out…
10 signs you’ve gone from frugal to cheap
10 signs you’ve gone from frugal to cheap Deals & Savings July 24, 2015
In his parody of the song 'Whatever You Like,' 'Weird Al' Yankovic runs through the many cringe-worthy ways people can…
5 scary facts about nursing home costs (and what to do about them)
5 scary facts about nursing home costs (and what to do about them) Insurance July 17, 2015
Nursing homes aren't all bad. For those with medical needs who require specialized care, a nursing home can provide a…
No checking account, no health insurance?
No checking account, no health insurance? Money & Credit June 3, 2013
For consumers fed up with bank fees, prepaid cards may seem like an increasingly attractive alternative today. Some of today's…