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Inspections Matter: Your Home Tour Should Include the Studs
April 22, 2015

Inspections Matter: Your Home Tour Should Include the Studs

Don’t let a fresh coat of paint fool you: there could be hidden and unwelcome surprises—anything from termites to mold—lurking in the walls ...

It’s Not (Quite) About the Money: Tips for Working Retirees
April 22, 2015

It’s Not (Quite) About the Money: Tips for Working Retirees

It was almost unavoidable. At some point during your retirement, you, like many before you, got a bit bored. That may be an understatement. You may have been ...

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Watch What’s Trending in Luxury Timepieces: Swiss or Apple?
April 17, 2015

Watch What’s Trending in Luxury Timepieces: Swiss or Apple?

As Apple prepares to debut its Apple Watch on April 24, the five-figure price tag on its high-end model—running at $17,000—is raising eyebrows about the ...

Ditch the Shoebox: Tax Records You Can Safely Shred
April 15, 2015

Ditch the Shoebox: Tax Records You Can Safely Shred

If you subscribe to the shoebox method of tax record-keeping, we’re here to help. The latest tax filing season is ending, so you may be wondering how to handle ...

Gardening Goes Upscale: How to Grow a High-End Hobby Farm
April 10, 2015

Gardening Goes Upscale: How to Grow a High-End Hobby Farm

The local food movement doesn’t get more local than growing your own vegetables. And with rising concern about pesticides and other potential nasty things ...

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Spruce Up for Spring and Get the Home Sellers’ Advantage
April 8, 2015

Spruce Up for Spring and Get the Home Sellers’ Advantage

The stars are aligning for home sellers this spring with tight inventory levels, still-low mortgage rates, and an improving job market. It’s all pushing would-be buyers ...

From GPS to Wine Racks, Bike Accessories to Jazz Up Your Ride
April 3, 2015

From GPS to Wine Racks, Bike Accessories to Jazz Up Your Ride

It’s spring, you’ve got your bike chain greased, and you’re ready to burn rubber. Yet sometimes the basic machinery isn’t enough. Before you hit the road ...

Be Wary: Tax Time Is Prime Season for Fraud
April 1, 2015

Be Wary: Tax Time Is Prime Season for Fraud

Before you decide how you will spend, save, or invest your tax refund, you'll want to make sure the check is in the mail to you or your bank account—not a criminal’s.

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Make Your Yard a Mini Versailles with a Few Landscaping Touches
March 27, 2015

Make Your Yard a Mini Versailles with a Few Landscaping Touches

Now is the time of year when nature lovers—from those with a few feet of balcony to those with acres of lawn—start to think green. Whether you’re leaning toward ...

Before You House Hunt, Navigate the Mortgage Application Maze
March 25, 2015

Before You House Hunt, Navigate the Mortgage Application Maze

If you’re getting ready to take the leap into homeownership, there’s a preliminary step you may want to take before falling for the ranch that’s out of ...

Calling Cyclists: Get a Custom Bicycle Built for Two (Grand)
March 20, 2015

Calling Cyclists: Get a Custom Bicycle Built for Two (Grand)

Customized bikes aren’t just for competitive racers. More consumers are looking beyond a serviceable ten-speed to a semi-custom or custom-made...

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Mortgage Forecast Is for Easier Access, but Higher Rates
March 18, 2015

Mortgage Forecast Is for Easier Access, but Higher Rates

Rising rents are giving more Americans the itch to buy. This new demand may fuel a fresh wave of first-time homebuyers in 2015, as the U.S. economy...

How to Get a Custom Fashion Look for Less
March 13, 2015

How to Get a Custom Fashion Look for Less

Not everyone can afford a handmade suit or haute couture gown, but a growing number of e-commerce websites are bringing a taste of custom to the crowds.

Health Savings Account: A Tax-Deduction Trifecta
March 11, 2015

Health Savings Account: A Tax-Deduction Trifecta

Tax breaks sometimes hide in unexpected places. Did you know there are three tax deductions in HSAs?

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Ladies and Gents: It’s Time for Your Own Designer-for-Hire
March 6, 2015

Ladies and Gents: It’s Time for Your Own Designer-for-Hire

Even if that custom-made couture gown is out of reach, you can find a fashion designer for a unique wardrobe.

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