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How to turn your backyard into an oasis

Enjoy the vacation feel while at home all summer long by turning your backyard into an oasis. Here are some ideas to get your creativity...
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How to work from home

The coronavirus pandemic has millions of Americans now working from home. Here are some tips on how to stay focused, on-task, and productive. Create a...
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Financial dos and don’ts during the coronavirus outbreak

Q: What steps should I be taking to protect my personal finances during the coronavirus outbreak? A: The coronavirus outbreak has already generated consequences for...
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Should I buy a house during a pandemic?

Q: I planned to buy my first home this spring and then the coronavirus changed everything. Should I forget about my plans, or can I...
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What’s the best way to pay for a home renovation?

Q: I’m doing some home renovations this spring and I’m not sure how to finance the expense. There are so many loan options, but which...

Homeowner’s insurance coverage options

You worked hard to purchase the house of your dreams and it is most likely your largest financial investment. If disaster strikes, you want to...
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How to build up your credit from scratch

Q: I’ve never had a credit card and my credit history is non-existent. I’m ready to build up my credit from scratch. Where do I...
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How to create a budget in six easy steps

If you’re always wondering how you’re going to pay the next bill, feel guilty when you indulge in overpriced treats, or just can’t find money...
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When should I put my house on the market?

If you’re thinking of selling your home, think spring, because the season of blossoming flowers and gentle breezes has traditionally been the best time of...
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The SECURE Act and you

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, which took effect Jan. 1, 2020, aims to improve the nation’s retirement system. It includes 29...