Archive for October, 2009

Natalie Morris
Oct
16
Here's one aspect of the Stimulus Bill (a.k.a the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) that could directly impact your pocketbook. New rebates for certain Energy Star® products should be available to consumers by the end of 2009. The U.S. Department of Energy allocated nearly $300 million for these rebates, which will be split up between the states for disbursement to local residents with qualifying purchases. Right now, the states and the Feds ...
Allison Millar
Oct
14
You've watched your neighbor tear apart his house and put it back together again. Seems easy, right? After watching countless DIY shows, it all looks pretty intriguing. But, is it the right move for you? It's always tempting to save money and not have to worry about scheduling contractors for your home improvement projects. What your neighbor is hiding, however, is his years of carpentry experience or hours and hours of ...
Natalie Morris
Oct
13
Home improvement and television—two of my very favorite things. Put them together and there’s nothing better. Researching potential home and garden projects or decorating ideas via the internet, library books, and wandering through Home Depot will get you a long way. But there’s just something about watching other people complete a project—especially within 30 minutes—to get the home improvement juices flowing. Here are three of my favorites: Best Overall Home Improvement ...
Allison Millar
Oct
09
How much do you spend on Starbucks each month? Going to the movies? Eating out? If you don't know, you should. It could save you from major financial woes. No one really talked about budgets 5 years ago when housing prices were spiraling toward the sky and home improvement projects were going crazy. Who needed a budget? Just finance those cherry kitchen cabinets and worry about it later! Household Budgets Do Work Today, ...
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