The following is a collaborative post – written by Mike Jones. It’s the financial sucker punch that lifelong renters turned homeowners never see coming – maintenance. Especially in preowned homes, these expenses can empty your checking account in a flash.
We’re sure that you have heard horror stories from your parents about the time they went away on vacation and came home to find that their refrigerator had failed, or that a toilet had overflowed and covered the floor with
Last fall we got a notice from our homeowner association we needed to ensure our soffit vents were cleaned out before the first snow arrived. They relayed to us, blocked soffit vents are one of the leading causes of ice
When we moved into our 1982-built townhome a couple years ago, there were some major design “no-no’s” going on. I loved the ’80’s as much as the next fella – but there are certainly some things that should have been
Inspired by the British television show, How to Live Mortgage Free I’ve recently been watching on Netflix and our debt-free, thrifty guy, Charlie – I’ve been considering different ways that I could possibly live mortgage-free. And, I’m not necessarily talking about
It had been a couple months since my step-son moved out of the house, leaving the wife and I empty nesters for the first time. Ironically, the water bill didn’t offer any evidence to the fact. To my chagrin, our
In a bad economy it’s always hard to save money on lawn care, and at the same time you don’t want your lawn to look like a jungle. If you live a suburban lifestyle as well you don’t want your