Writing a House Purchase Offer? Three Things That You Should Highlight

Amanda's Note: This was provided by an online contact.  Jenna and Joe just got married. They are house-hunting with high hopes that they will find their home in the neighborhood that’s special to them. Luck seems to be on their side…

A Post-Hurricane Harvey Blue Apron Review

This is not one of the typical Blue Apron Reviews. Since my family went through our own version of Hurricane Harvey, I’m able to highlight how deeply helpful this service was as we sorted through insurance claims, roof fixes, and general…
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How to Juggle Paying Off Debt while Paying for House Projects

Jump back to Chapter 1 of our marriage, just four short years ago, and you will see a very different angle to our story. My husband and I had just gotten engaged and purchased our new home in Houston TX. When sitting down to formally combine…

5 Frugal Mini-Projects to Contain Cabin Fever this Winter

Have you ever experienced cabin fever? Felt antsy about spring starting up? We’re fortunate in that we live in Houston, so cold weather doesn’t tend to stick around. But when I used to live in PA, it seemed like there wasn’t much to…
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Impermanent Solutions to Make your Apartment More Energy Efficient

Owning a home yields many opportunities to increase overall energy efficiency. This is because even if technically a large corporate bank owns your mortgage, you are the master of your own domain and can change things and renovate on your…
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Instead of Buying Small Kitchen Appliances, Make Recipes that Do Not Use them

So here’s my silly confession of the month: I always thought that you needed an ice cream maker in order to make homemade ice cream. Maybe this misperception was not entirely my fault; almost every magazine ice cream recipe gives you a…