5 Ways to Organize Your Home and Make Back to School Easier

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Please check out our disclosure policy for more details.  Between summer and fall is a secret season that’s often forgotten until it’s in full swing. While you don’t typically decorate for this particular season, it does …

New Requirements Apply to VA Refinances

Back in May, Congress passed and the president signed into law a new bill known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. Like many acts passed into law, this bill applies to numerous sections of the legal code, and it would probably help to have a couple of days and access to a dictionary to get through …

Secrets of the Perpetually Tidy: 5 Tips to an Organized House

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Please check out our disclosure policy for more details. I’m a self-proclaimed “neat-freak.” My long-suffering husband can attest to the many hours I’ve spent cleaning, organizing and decluttering our home. It’s not just a chore for …

Should You Marry Someone Who Is Bad with Money?

First, comes love, then comes marriage, then comes divorce? Unfortunately, this may be the case for many Americans heading into marriage. When you walk down the aisle, you don’t imagine your marriage ever ending in divorce. From lack of commitment to growing apart, there are plenty of reasons couples choose to part ways. Another leading factor that may cause divorce …

Fall 2018 Renovation Trends You Can’t Miss This Season

Whether you just purchased your first home or you’ve been living comfortably in your house for years, you may have the desire to start renovating your property. With the countless number of design websites and ideas, it may be challenging to choose what will work best for your home. Finding the right design could take many hours of research. If …

How to Find the Right Mover

So, you’ve decided to hire a mover. While paying professional movers to get your possessions from point A to point B is a lot more adult than bribing a couple of your strongest friends with pizza to throw your stuff in the back of a rental truck, it comes with its own new set of costs, difficulties and risks. Moving …

Getting a Conventional Loan with As Little As 3% Down

The idea that you need to put 20% down to get a conventional loan for a home mortgage is largely a relic of the past. The down payment can be a significant obstacle for many home buyers, especially anyone saving for their first home. While there are still advantages to a higher down payment, Quicken Loans offers an option that …

Homeowners and Appraisers Very Close to Agreement on Home Values

Appraised values came in 0.28% lower than homeowner estimates in July. This is a slight widening of the gap, but the two groups are still very close to equilibrium. While home values fell 0.6% in July, home values have risen 4.86% on the year. Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) While homeowners and appraisers drifted 0.03% further apart, they’re still very …

Turkish Currency Trouble Spooks U.S. Stocks – Market Update

I hope everyone had a good weekend. They’re always too short, but mine was good – I had a lot of family in town. There wasn’t much going on in the markets last week. We got a couple of inflation numbers, but other than that, the stock market and global events took center stage. Let’s get into it. Headline News …

Smart Ideas for Organizing Every Room in Your House

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Please check out our disclosure policy for more details.  Sometimes it can feel like keeping your house organized is fighting a losing battle. As soon as you tidy up one room, another room falls into disarray. …