What Windows are Right for Your Home

When choosing windows for your home, it’s important to research all of the different types of windows and their associated benefits. Though all windows serve a few common functions, such as letting in light while keeping out ...

Ideas for Cutting Down on Screen Time

Do you reach for your phone the moment you receive a notification? Do you often spend 30 minutes scrolling through social media when you only meant to spend five? If you’re ready to kick these bad habits, follow these simple ...

How to Take Advantage of Your Home’s Equity

Property values have increased 13.2 percent in the last year, according to a report by Zillow earlier this year, with similar growth expected to continue into 2022. Increased property values coupled with interest rates still near ...

How to File a Home Insurance Claim

Home insurance is a great investment that can help protect you from property damage, burglary, and more. Your insurance provider probably informed you of your coverages when you signed up for your policy, but likely didn’t explain ...

Emergency Fund Basics

The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic downturn might have exposed how fragile your finances are. As the economy begins to recover, it’s a good time to consider building an emergency fund to help protect you in the future. Consider ...

How to Live on a Fixed Income in Retirement

Before retirement, you probably had the chance to increase your income, such as by earning promotions or changing jobs. But during retirement, it’s more common to live on a fixed monthly income determined by your savings. This ...

College vs. Trade School

Continuing your education after graduating from high school is a serious, personal, and complicated decision. You might automatically think college is the way to go, but then you calculate the time and money a college education ...

Building Your Home’s Curb Appeal

The saying goes that first impressions are everything. Whether you’re planning to put your home on the market or just want to shine for guests visiting from out of town, the curb appeal of your home sets a clear standard of ...

Monitoring Your Credit Report

Your credit report holds plenty of valuable information. It can help you understand your spending habits, lend insight into your creditworthiness, and perhaps most importantly, it can enable you to monitor your accounts for fraud. ...

Do Bathroom Remodels Increase Home Value?

Deciding what home improvement projects to invest in can be tricky. You don’t want to pour money into a renovation or remodel that won’t pay off when you go to sell. If you’re eager to increase your home’s value, consider ...