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8 Rookie Mistakes That Keep People From Selling Their Home

Tuesday Jul 04th, 2017

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If your home is struggling to catch the eye of a buyer, it could be for an entirely valid reason. Maybe you're stuck in a sluggish market or have the poshest place on the block (always a tough sell). But there's another possibility, too—your home could be sitting on the market because of a rookie selling mistake. All of us can make 'em, even those of us who actually have a few home sales under our belts. The good news? These... [read more]

The Link Between Stress And Stroke

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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Stroke is a devastating experience in which blood is cut off from a part of the brain. It can have many contributing factors. One of them, physicians now say, is stress. According to the journal Stroke, researchers looked at medical records of more than 6,000 men and women who participated in a 16-year study. As part of the study, participants’ anxiety levels were measured. Over the course of time, 416 people suffered at least one stroke. The researchers determined that the risk of... [read more]

Try A Spending Fast

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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Street.com recently asked some financial planning pros for their best tips on living within a budget. One suggestion that sounds particularly intriguing is declaring a moratorium on spending. Commit to spending absolutely no money for one day a month. Try stretching it to two or three days if possible. You’ll find out how much money you spend without thinking about it, and you’ll break yourself of the habit of reaching for your wallet on impulse. You may also find that you can... [read more]

Spring Cleaning: Do Fabrics First

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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Fabrics that have absorbed a winter’s worth of dirt, body oil, and germs will need a deep cleaning to get them ready for another year of wear. That usually means using a carpet cleaner to shampoo carpets and clean upholstery. When renting a carpet cleaner, practice first in an unobtrusive area to make sure you have the knack of the machine and that the treatment won’t discolor fabrics or cause dyes to run. Move furniture just slightly—not out of the room or against the... [read more]

Where Do You Keep Your Phone?

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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Quick—where’s your smartphone right now? A survey from YouGov Omnibus asked that question of millennials and people in other age groups to determine how connected we are to our devices. The survey found that pants pockets are the most common location across all age ranges—58 percent of millennials, 39 percent of those age 35-54, and 44 percent of people 55 and older. But some people literally can’t let go. The survey found that more than 50 percent of millennials say... [read more]

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