35 Cities Where You Can Afford to Live Off Less Than $50,000

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~ In case you are getting dragged down by the day to day of California life, commute, taxes, etc. Yes I love our easy access to mountains, beaches, deserts, and entertainment, but maybe you are ready to make a change where your money can go farther so to speak. Here are a couple of ideas … Continue reading 35 Cities Where You Can Afford to Live Off Less Than $50,000

Home “Upgrades” That Are Total Downgrades

They might look like must-haves to you now, but these seemingly-smart renovations and design updates are among the worst home improvements out there. Check out all the suggestions here

Real Estate for Retirement

Why One Fearless Couple Is Banking Their Retirement on Real Estate Let me make something clear: I don’t expect to retire the conventional way. Why? Because the retirement of our parents and grandparents continues to be something millennials are putting in their rearview mirrors. We recognize that if we don’t take charge of our financial … Continue reading Real Estate for Retirement

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week

Something to think about © Provided by Trusted Media Brands, Inc. Gardener mowing the lawn at backyard Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week We get it—there’s nothing as satisfying as looking out at a freshly mowed lawn on a summer’s day. Mowing your lawn means keeping those weeds and wildflowers tame around … Continue reading Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week

Healthiest Communities in America

Which do you think will be on the list? Discover America's Healthiest Communities Where you live can play a critical role in how healthy you are. The 2019 Healthiest Communities rankings spotlight this relationship by measuring nearly 3,000 U.S. counties and county equivalents across dozens of factors that can help or harm the health of … Continue reading Healthiest Communities in America

Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers

Rates rise and fall, don't miss out when they fall! Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers © Mikolette / Getty Images/iStockphoto couple admiring their new house with mortgage rates dropping The average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 4.34 percent from 4.40 percent on March 21, 2019. This … Continue reading Mortgage Rates Fall Dramatically — What This Means for Homebuyers

For millennials, this is the greatest hurdle to homeownership

For millennials, this is the greatest hurdle to homeownership As far as Tatiana Skomski is concerned, the American dream is alive and well — although just beyond reach. Skomski, 24, lives with her boyfriend, K.J., and their dog, Lola, in Portland, Ore. They picture getting married, buying a house and starting a family. "It's a … Continue reading For millennials, this is the greatest hurdle to homeownership

How Much You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In America Today

How Much You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In America Today ~ Getting into the market to buy your first home? Or looking to move up? Don't be discouraged. Yes, housing prices have gone up, but so have wages so chances are that you are in a better position than you think you … Continue reading How Much You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In America Today

7 Items From Ikea That Designers Spent Their $150 on

We Gave 7 Designers $150 at IKEA—This Is What They Bought We will never stop admiring the beauty of a high-end product, but our salary doesn't always accommodate the luxury price tag. (Psst—we know a few designer-like pieces you can actually afford.) However, if there's one thing every insanely stylish room has in common, it's the … Continue reading 7 Items From Ikea That Designers Spent Their $150 on