How to – make your home safe for trick-or-treating

Halloween can be just as much fun for adults as for children. As a homeowner or renter, however, you may have at least one serious responsibility on Halloween night: making your home safe for trick-or-treating. With excited, costumed kids parading to your front door at night, you’ll want to take some basic steps to keep ...

Thanksgiving dinner table

Fall harvest party ideas

As the air turns crisp, the season for cozy get-togethers with friends and family has returned. Here’s how to celebrate autumn with a fall harvest party complete with soup, sips and sweet treats.

Small home

The art of downsizing your home

Eventually, many homeowners face the same question: to downsize or to stay in the family home? Whether you’re an empty nester or simply want lower expenses and less upkeep, downsizing is a popular move for homeowners who are ready for a change. Here’s what you need to consider to make sure your downsize is done ...

Wall-mounted TV

How big a TV should you get?

Once upon a time, buying a “big screen” TV meant shelling out a small fortune to watch fuzzy video on a bulky appliance the size of a bedroom dresser. Times have certainly changed. Today, less than $400 will score you a 55-inch panel with pristine image quality that you can hang from the wall.

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6 tips for building and maintaining strong credit scores

Good credit scores can be an important asset, especially if you’re planning on applying for major financing like a mortgage in the future. With strong scores, you can often qualify for more financing options and borrow at lower costs. How to obtain and preserve high scores isn’t necessarily easy or obvious, though. Here are six ...

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