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6 Tips to Minimize Stress When Selling Your Home

Selling a house is one of the most stressful events in life. In fact, one poll says buying a home is more stressful than bankruptcy, divorce and even the loss of someone you love. With the housing market finally recovering, many people are looking to sell their home and either upgrade or downgrade, depending on

Instant Savings with Groupon Coupons

I’m not known for penny-pinching. However, in the last couple of years, I’ve seen the value in looking for ways to save money — as long as they don’t take up a lot of my time and energy. If I can go to a site and quickly see if I can save money on something,

Have You Tried a Spending Diet?

Since Christmas has passed, my husband and I have been on something of a spending diet. It hasn’t been a conscious decision; we’ve just been a little too busy to worry about buying things, and, besides, it seems a lot like overkill to go out and spend money after the most materialistic of holidays has

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Home Business

Many of us want to make money on our own terms. It’s tempting to start a home business with the hope of creating a little income diversity, or even of building it to the point that you can quit your day job altogether. However, running a home business isn’t for everyone. If you are just looking

5 Ways to Invest in Real Estate

Real estate isn’t really my thing, but I understand that many investors like the idea of including property in their portfolios. The good news is that there are a number of ways to invest in real estate, even if you don’t relish the idea of property management. If you think you’d like some portfolio exposure

Why Don’t You Want to Talk About Money?

Growing up, we didn’t talk much about money. My parents talked about the importance of saving and of the importance of tithing, but we didn’t really talk about my parents’ financial situation, or talk much about what other people made. Talking about money — sharing the numbers — was taboo. It’s still fairly taboo to