Monthly Archives: November 2012

In tight economic times, putting together thrifty yet thoughtful presents doesn’t have to be difficult

Worried about gift-giving this year? Don’t stress. With a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of detail, it’s easy to whip up the perfect present with the right personal touch, says Emmy award-winning chef and cookbook author, Giada De Laurentiis. … Continue reading

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Top kitchen upgrades that blend beauty and value

Nowhere else in the home must design and function marry as harmoniously as in the kitchen. The most-used room in the house is also the one where we spend the most work and leisure time, the one that gets the … Continue reading

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Myth and fact: What you need to know about credit scores

For all of the discussion around the importance of credit scores, it’s hard to know what’s true, what’s fiction, and what lies in between. While there are misperceptions and misunderstandings still lingering in the marketplace, the good news is that … Continue reading

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Tips for saving your travel budget during the holiday season

The holiday season is the perfect time to hit the road and celebrate with loved ones, but travel expenses tend to skyrocket around this busy time of year. With a bit of planning and research, there are many easy ways … Continue reading

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Adding or replacing deck railings a great do-it-yourself project

A good deck system can offer many benefits to a homeowner. Decks provide a place for fall cookouts, neighborhood parties, family get-togethers and countless other outdoor activities. A deck will not only provide years of wonderful outdoor living, it also … Continue reading

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Start enjoying your deck after one day’s work

Most deck owners know that one of the keys to keeping their decks looking good is staining it every few years. However, while deck staining is a process that most homeowners are capable of doing themselves, finding the time to … Continue reading

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