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Rules Roommates Should Agree on Before Moving in

Rules Roommates Should Agree on Before Moving in

Living with roommates isn’t always a walk in the park. Everyone has annoying habits and weird quirks. To avoid conflict and resentment, check out this article for a list of rules all roommates should agree on before moving in together.   The Internet is rife with roommate horror stories that can discourage you from ever […]
13 Thrifty Ways to Update Your Bathroom

13 Thrifty Ways to Update Your Bathroom

Nobody likes a house with an outdated bathroom. Of course, you can use a blue toilet and bathe in a pink tub, illuminated by eight naked light bulbs shining on a stained 1970s laminate countertop. But do you really want to? Building the spa bathroom of your dreams may cost more than you want to […]
The 9 Sacrifices You Must Make To Find An Affordable Home

The 9 Sacrifices You Must Make To Find An Affordable Home

Despite the bad rap homeownership – and particularly home affordability – has gotten in the last few years, it’s still part of the ‘American Dream.’ But now, in 2014, there’s caveat to that dream: can buyers find a home to purchase within their budget? Millennials and first time buyers are particularly daunted by home affordability. In Trulia’s latest […]
3 Ways to Enjoy Traveling Without Breaking the Bank

3 Ways to Enjoy Traveling Without Breaking the Bank

Who wouldn’t want the chance to travel more? Unfortunately, many of us feel limited by our finances. Let’s face it: vacations aren’t cheap, and other goals should come first. These three ways could let you travel without breaking the bank. 1. Don’t Pay with Money: Instead Use Points and Miles Serious savings are available with […]
Technology in education: Then, now and the future

Technology in education: Then, now and the future

The use of technology in education is not exactly a new or recent phenomenon. It dates back to the 1960s when Stanford University professors experimented with using computers to teach maths and reading to young children in elementary schools in east Palo Alto. What started as an experiment in delivering education has since evolved into […]
Cash Deals for Homes Reach Record With Boomers Retiring

Cash Deals for Homes Reach Record With Boomers Retiring

Mike Trafton bought a house in a suburb of Boise, Idaho, where he plans to retire. He made the deal without signing a stack of mortgage papers. Trafton, 55, and his wife Cindy, 54, paid $400,000 in cash for the 3,200-square-foot house in Eagle after selling their 4,400-square-foot home in a Portland, Oregon, suburb for $680,000. Like a […]
5 Signs You’ve Got a Great Business Idea

5 Signs You’ve Got a Great Business Idea

Do you have an idea for a new business? While you may find it easy to generate many new business ideas, it isn’t as easy to identify which ones are truly stellar. How do you know when you’ve come up with a fabulous business idea? We asked successful business owners what key characteristics point to a […]
What Every Teen Needs To Know About Getting Paid At Work

What Every Teen Needs To Know About Getting Paid At Work

I wrote last week about general workplace rights teens and young adults need to know. And two weeks ago I wrote about workplace sexual harassment. But there’s even more you probably didn’t learn about work when you were in school. I bet your high school and college didn’t tell you about what you’re entitled to be paid under […]
My Co-Worker Makes More Money Than Me — But We Do The Same Work!

My Co-Worker Makes More Money Than Me — But We Do The Same Work!

Discovering that your co-worker is paid more than you can feel like a slap in the face, even if you were previously happy with your salary. Finding out about a pay disparity can feel profoundly unfair and can make you wonder if your employer doesn’t value you as much as you thought they did. But […]
It’s Getting Easier to Get a Mortgage

It’s Getting Easier to Get a Mortgage

You may not have noticed it, but recently, it’s gotten easier to buy a new home. Last year, a strong housing market combined with fears that the Federal Reserve would eventually begin tapering its purchases of mortgage bonds. Together, these factors helped drive up the cost of a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage from about 3.3 percent […]