Some home renovations, like an upgraded kitchen or bathroom, are often a good investment for boosting the resale value of a home. But is landscaping, and adding a garden in particular, money well spent?
It has always made sense to run your home as efficiently as possible, energy wise. But the stakes are higher these days. Gas and electricity prices are on the rise. Will they go higher? Oh, you bet!
Summer’s a great time to get organized and complete projects around the house, especially the ones that tend to raise your home’s value, but are more difficult to complete in the cold winter months. While some DIY projects are highly recommended, there are many that you should not attempt on your own. Read this article carefully for what you can do to increase the value of your home, and what you shouldn’t do, thereby avoiding a potential disaster.
Time to figure out that sweet balance between having a good time and being thrifty while you go on summer adventures. Here’s some tips that can help you conserve cash.
Whether it’s at the bank, through our credit card and insurance companies, or from our internet and cable providers, we’re so used to getting taken advantage of that we don’t even fight back anymore. When is it time to pack up, move on and call it a day?
Generally, one member of the couple is responsible for the household finances. If you are not this person, now is the time to familiarize yourself. Do a little research. Heck, do a lot.
So you finally went and landed that new job or promotion you’ve been after. Give yourself a pat on the back. But have you thought about what you’ll do with the extra money you’ll be earning? It’s human nature to quickly grow accustomed to what we’ve got, so if you don’t make a plan for your sudden windfall, you’ll find yourself frittering it away on inconsequential items. Here are a few better options for making use of your bonus bucks.
When you have kids, there’s so much more to do. Of course, you have to take care of them, and that sure takes up a lot of time. But also, you need to get certain financial arrangements in order to ensure they’ll be taken care of properly for a long time.
If only I knew in my twenties, what I now know in my thirties…
An important piece to getting your financial house in order this season is setting a new spring budget. Here are five steps to help get you started: