How To Keep Your Home Warm, According To People Who Live In America’s Coldest Cities

Posted by Donna Felkner // January 6, 2017

Does the mere mention of winter bring to mind drafty days and chilly nights? Follow this advice. The struggle to keep warm is real, especially when temperatures start to dip below freezing. No one knows this better than the citizens of cold climates. But what’s the best way to deal with the chill? Is having […]

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How To Make One Extra Mortgage Payment This Year

Posted by Donna Felkner // January 4, 2017

The quicker you can save and contribute to repayment goals, the quicker you’ll see your return. Paying off your mortgage can feel like endlessly feeding dollars into a vending machine and not getting to enjoy that candy bar until your appetite has disappeared. But trust us, eventually, your mortgage will be paid off and the […]

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Got Savings? How To Build A Down Payment In 1 Year, 3 Years, Or 5 Years

Posted by Donna Felkner // January 3, 2017

Need to save $50,000? Here’s how to make it happen. Thinking about buying a home in the near future? Whether it’s a home for sale in Houston, TX, or Las Vegas, NV, you’ll need a solid savings fund to accomplish this goal. In addition to covering such expenses as closing costs, escrow, and initial payments […]

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5 Strategies To Afford The Holidays While Saving For A House

Posted by Donna Felkner // December 16, 2016

Stay on track this holiday season with these steps to keep your budget festive and your savings full. You’re feeling confident about the progress you made this year on your goal to save for a house. But as the year winds down and the holiday season approaches, you suddenly find it hard to stay on […]

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8 Surprising Ways To Prep Your Home For Winter

Posted by Donna Felkner // December 14, 2016

Get your home in working order before temperatures start to drop. Oh, winter. You really do have a habit of showing up each year. But it’s not just those of us who deal with constantly brisk temperatures (think Fairbanks, AK, or Fargo, ND) who should consider winterizing their homes. Even those of us in warmer […]

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Money Sabotage! 5 Things Holding You Back From Financial Freedom

Posted by Donna Felkner // December 9, 2016

Heed these tips to get started on the right financial path (and stay there). While money can certainly buy plenty of things, it offers something far more valuable than tangible stuff: freedom and choice. The more money you acquire and properly pour into channels that can support you now and into the future, the more […]

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7 Tips for a Perfect Holiday Home for Not-So-Perfect People

Posted by Donna Felkner // December 7, 2016

Here’s how to cope with your never-ending to-do list. Whoa, December. You have 27 holiday parties to attend, a nine-hour baking marathon, and oh yeah, the kids are out of school and underfoot. Spending time on your house is just not a priority right now. Instead of aspiring to be Martha Stewart’s protégé, we recommend […]

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The No. 1 Tip To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Posted by Donna Felkner // December 5, 2016

Your loan term might be fixed, but it doesn’t have to dictate when you’ll be mortgage-free. Find out how to speed up the process. A lot can happen in 30 years. Kids become adults, jobs change, and life goals are accomplished and reset. Change during such a lengthy period is inevitable. But if you’re a […]

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How To Buy The Perfect Couch

Posted by Donna Felkner // December 2, 2016

From sectionals to springs — you may want to sit down for this. When it comes to buying furniture for your home, a couch is pretty important: It’s a style focal point in your family room, used daily, and has to endure the wrath of house-training bulldogs, couch-surfing cousins, persnickety in-laws, and the occasional spilled […]

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Sneak Peek! 10 Design Predictions For 2017

Posted by Donna Felkner // December 1, 2016

Find out the biggest decor trends now, before they dominate on Instagram. Although it hasn’t arrived yet, 2017 is already shaping up to be an interesting year for decor. There’s a sea change coming to our homes that designers have been sensing over the past few months, especially in areas that have long been dominated […]

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