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Home Improvement Repair Scams

5 Home Improvement & Repair Scams to Watch Out For –...

If you've ever hired a contractor for a home improvement project, then you know how confusing it can be. Project estimates can vary wildly,...
Homeowners Insurance Cover

What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover & How Much Do I Need?

Like the types of auto insurance, homeowners insurance is actually a bundle of different categories of coverage, which apply in various situations. You aren't able to...
Why Downsizing Can Save Money

Why Downsizing Your Home Can Save You Money

Just this week, I trimmed down my living space by at least 1,000 square feet. I went from a suburban home with tons of...
Appeal Home Property Tax Assessment

How to Appeal the Property Tax Assessment On Your Home

With the housing market having taken a serious hit in the recent past, I am sure you all know that home values have been...
Walk Away Home Mortgage

Should You Walk Away From Your Home Mortgage?

In the midst of the current housing market crisis, there are a percentage of people out there who have simply decided to walk away...
Save Money Hidden Contractor Fees

Save Money On Hidden Contractor Fees

No matter why you are hiring a contractor, one thing is for sure: you are going to be spending a good amount of money....
Live Stylishly Tight Budget

How To Live Stylishly on a Tight Budget

I initially titled this post "Live Stylishly Within Your Means," but upon further investigation, I found that little phrase had no less than 267,000...
Teach Daughter About Money

What I Wish I Had Taught My Daughter About Money

My oldest daughter had many milestones this year. She got her drivers license, got her first car, got her first job and turned 18...
Tightward Conservative Person

Are You a Tightwad or Just Conservative?

According to Merriam-Webster, the word "tightwad" means "a close or miserly person." Let's take that a step further: "miserly" means "of, relating to or...
Pay Mortgage Before Credit Card

3 Reasons Why You Should Pay The Mortgage Before Your Credit...

I was reading a disturbing article the other day about people falling into financial trouble. Many individuals are making their credit card payments on...
Save Money Electric Bill

Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Electric Bill

Over the past several years, my wife and I have been on a mission to live frugally, reduce our debt load, and rebuild our...