This article will make my sister in law Jen happy! Some good ones I hadn't thought of previously.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. That statement reverberates across much of life but it's particularly applicable in saving towards a buffer/emergency fund or planned significant capital need (like a down payment!). Here's a great article with some really good common sense strategies to pump up your savings! [...]
Clear evidence some HOA's have lost their marbles. This is one of those stories that you'd swear they had to be drunk when they came up with it (or they're in California). You'll get a good laugh from this article plus also some good information on your rights if your HOA or Condo Association has gone off the rails. [...]
How Smart do you want your house? Smart homes are the future and a growing part of the present. I'm sure many of you invited Alexa into your lives this Christmas where she is doing everything but the laundry. This article has some practical security and privacy suggestions worth considering (though the first [...]
To Pre-pay or Not To Pre-pay The new tax law and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT) could necessitate some immediate action by the end of the year or none at all. First determine if you will be itemizing next year or not. If you are not this [...]
Come have Breakfast with Santa at our annual Toys for Tots celebration this coming Saturday Dec 9th from 9-12 at the Kiddie Academy in South Riding! Watch Santa arrive on a Fire Truck, meet some Marines, bring some great toys for kids who don't have as much and bring your own list to Santa! [...]
A Peek Behind The Curtain! Have you always wondered what went on when the cameras were off on some of these home remodel shows? Check out this article about one couples experience. The good news? They'd "Do it all again in a heartbeat!". Enjoy!
1) What we eat could have been the national symbol! Ben Franklin wanted the turkey, not eagles which he deemed as having "bad moral character", likely because they often scavenge. 2) TJ and Big Ben did not see drumstick to drumstick. Franklin wanted the turkey. "Tom" Jefferson not so much. So Franklin declared [...]
Have we lost our minds? At a time with all sorts of serious and often undisclosed data breaches and the practical necessity of having professional identity and credit monitoring Amazon decides it's a good idea to ask for access to our homes. I shudder to think. In the interest of full disclosure I [...]