Many Millenials are struggling with that age old question; rent or buy? Today’s housing market is certainly very different than the market your parent’s generation experienced. Let’s examine some of the factors that may help you determine which option is best for you. (more…)
Everyone likes saving money. There are a great many ways to go about saving your money for a rainy day, but did you know that you can save up to $500 a year by just reducing the amount of energy you use by about 25 percent? It’s true, the average American household spends about $2,200 a year on utilities and by reducing your energy usage by 25% you could potentially save up to $500 a year. Roughly 40 percent of your total energy usage goes into heating and cooling so this is going to be the primary focus of your efforts to reduce your energy usage, but it doesn’t just stop there. There are many simple and effective ways to save energy.
Let’s look at some of the best ways you can save money and reduce your energy usage. (more…)
Even if you’re not living in one of the many drought-stricken areas of the country, saving water is a smart and responsible thing to do. Not only will it save you and your family some extra cash to enjoy this summer but it’s never a bad thing to try to conserve a natural resource. Water usage in the summer months spikes for various reasons and typically rainfall is considerably lower. These two things combined mean that your conservation efforts are helping to keep everyone’s costs down by keeping the supply higher. So here are some great tips to show you how you can reduce your water usage this summer. (more…)
There are many reasons to have plants inside your home. Some studies have suggested that plants can increase the air quality in your home, help fight off colds, make you happier, and even increase cognitive functions. However, some plants thrive better indoors than others, often where there is little sunlight. Knowing which of these plants to choose and how to care for them can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying the benefits of enjoying a little greenery in your living room. (more…)
Home ownership is something that many individuals strive for. The feeling of owning something that provides both financial and emotional security to you and your family is something that speaks to us all. Owning a home is not always an easy task, however, and many are faced with roadblocks along the way. (more…)