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8 Reasons to Skip the Hotel and Choose the Vacation Rental Route - 05/12/09 12:51 PM
RISMEDIA, May 9, 2009-Since the beginning of 2008 (or long before), most of your worries have probably involved dollar signs. Whether you're fretting over your job security, your retirement portfolio, or where our economy is headed in general, the rule of the day is save, save, save. But as the days get warmer, your thoughts and those of your family will likely drift to summer vacation. And if you've been pushing those thoughts from your head with a stern ‘We just don't have the money,' you'll be happy to hear there's a cost-effective solution you may never have considered: the vacation (0 comments)
5 Trouble Spots Homeowners Can’t Afford to Ignore - 05/12/09 12:49 PM
RISMEDIA, May 9, 2009-Homeowners might be tempted to put off fixing their home until the economy rebounds. But Consumer Reports warns that some problems, if left unchecked, can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs and might even compromise your family's health. The trouble signs are easy to spot, provided homeowners know what to look for. What's more, contractors aren't as busy now, so they're likely to be more flexible on price. The following are the five biggest red flags of home maintenance: Runaway rainwater. Gutters, downspouts, and leader pipes collect rainwater and channel it away from the house. In (0 comments)
5 Recommendations for Navigating Today’s Mortgage and Housing Markets - 05/12/09 12:46 PM
RISMEDIA, May 9, 2009-"There are five distinct strategies that can help home owners, buyers, and sellers successfully navigate today's turbulent mortgage and housing markets," said Gibran Nicholas, chairman of the CMPS Institute, an organization that certifies mortgage bankers and brokers. 1. Understand and Utilize the New Tax Credits. Many home owners are not aware that the latest government stimulus package gives them a special tax credit of up to $1,500 for making certain home improvements. Also, if you are buying a primary home and you have not owned a primary residence in the last 3 years, you may qualify for the new (0 comments)
Eating Healthy While Saving Money at the Grocery Is Possible with Strategic Shopping - 05/12/09 12:43 PM
RISMEDIA, May 9, 2009-"Shopping strategically at the grocery store to save money is not changing the way you eat, it is about changing the way you buy the food that you like," says Stephanie Nelson, the Coupon Mom. "If you are working on losing weight, or improving your families' health, you can save money on groceries when you know how to be a strategic shopper." Nelson has taught millions of people how to save money while using coupons, but she says some people believe they have to trade healthy choices for saving money. "It's just not true, you can have a healthy (0 comments)
Top 10 Myths About Credit Scores Debunked - 05/12/09 12:20 PM
RISMEDIA, May 7, 2009-With many Americans considering a home purchase or refinance, seeking a new job, purchasing a new car, or striving to pay off credit card debt, 2009 might be the year of the credit score, said Bills.com president Ethan Ewing. "Many Americans hold mistaken beliefs about credit scores," cautioned Ewing, who heads the free online consumer portal at Bills.com. "Misinformation on television and in hearsay from friends and neighbors only compounds the problem." Here are the top 10 commonly held myths surrounding credit scores: Myth #1: A credit score is a credit report. The credit report is a detailed (0 comments)
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