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  Replacing the toilet paper….over or under?     While not nearly as “notable” as the Great Debate between Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis in 1920, I’m certain that the discussion of “over vs. under” has been around for centuries.   I’m definitely an “over the top” kind of gal, and I insist that ...
So, what to do with the random little tilapia fillets I had in the freezer?  I was in kind of a "Mediterranean" mood so started rummaging through the cupboards seeing what I could throw together. Here's what I came up with   Thin spaghetti pasta noodles The tilapia, of course  (The fillets I had ...
Is Private Mortgage Insurance Tax Deductible  in 2011?   So, you're thinking of purchasing a home but don't have a down payment of at least 20%.  There are many loan programs still available with less than twenty percent down, however typically, you will then have to pay what is called Private Mo...
Had another salmon idea to post tonight..it sucked...It'll go in the "what I could have done better, I think" post.  lol     So, a few months ago I was watching Bobby Flay's Throwdown and he was in Kentucky doing a "Hot Brown" throwdown.   I had honestly never even heard of a hot brown sandwich b...
Can I finance Home Improvements with a new mortgage?   Yes, you can Finance Home Improvements with a new mortgage. So, what type of transaction will allow a borrower to purchase or refinance a home, and include some home improvements to be financed in within the deal?   The 203K Streamline allows...

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