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The Bank Can’t Foreclose On You If You Don’t Have Debt

This article became a real life realization to me in 2008 when my Dad announced to our family that the bank was foreclosing on his 10,000 head pig operation and 500 acre farming operation. Like I’ve blogged before, this event had rippling affects on our family. In March, of that year, we all thought it would …

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The Power of Home Equity

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank  Seems you’ve got a bit of a dilemma on your hands. That big project you’ve had in your head for what feels like forever is now actually coming together on paper and just waiting to be started. You have the time to do it and – best …

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Where to Get Free Conference Calling

A few weeks ago, I needed to set up a conference call with a couple other folks. I was aware of GoToMeeting and other conference calling services – but wanted something that was free and easy to use. Also, since people would be calling in via their telephones (and not through video / or their computers), …

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How We Spent 25% Less Through Group Buying

There are several benefits of being a part of a homeowner association. Some include: getting to meet a lot of different people, being a part of the governing board to determine the direction of the community and the ability to exercise collective buying power to save more money. Charlie has written about how “loving your neighbor” can help …

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Important Steps to Home Ownership

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank. So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, …

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Amazing Thrift Store Finds

Recently I read about this man who walked in to a neighborhood Goodwill thrift store looking for a golf cart. While there, he took a look at the watches in the display case and discovered one that looked a bit out of place. He had recognized its unique quality and upon further inspection discovered that …

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How to Fix a Garbage Disposal

Let me just tell you – I’m no handyman. Most of my repairs are done with the aid of YouTube and the help of a trusted professional. So, when my wife said she had gotten something stuck in the garbage disposal the other day and it wasn’t working, my first thought was to think about …

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How to Enable Ooma’s Expanded Blacklist Feature

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of annoying telemarketing calls and requests for donations on my home phone. Even though I’m on the “Do Not Call List”, I still have to deal with these folks. Luckily, since I have Ooma Premier services, I am able to leverage their new call blocking services. Ooma calls this …

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