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Residential Blog Smart Home Technology You Can Easily Integrate Into Your Home Smart home technology is advancing beyond telling your phone or internet-enabled device to play music and look up sports scores. Smart thermostats, lightbulbs, plugs, locks and doorbells are available to homeowners, and the list of things technology can connect to within a home is growing every year. Here are some smart devices you may want […]
Residential Blog How to Spot an Investment Scam Before It’s Too Late If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And when it comes to money, these words may be hard to remember if someone is offering a financial return that sounds too good to pass up. According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), some of these types of investment fraud are […]
Residential Blog How to Make Sharing a Bathroom Less Stressful When couples move in together, conflicts and disagreements frequently arise around the issue of sharing a bathroom. Spouses and partners need to search for space to store their toiletries, makeup, razors and other hygiene items. If each person has a similar schedule, couples may find themselves competing for time in the bathroom each morning and […]
Residential Blog The Good and Bad of Zero-Interest Credit Cards The offer of a zero-interest credit card can look enticing when it arrives in the mail. Who doesnt want to avoid paying interest on credit card charges? As with most things in life, there are pros and cons to using 0-percent credit cards. Here are some facts to consider before you respond to that offer: […]
Residential Blog 5 Peaceful Paint Colors If you plan to repaint your interiors this year, don’t forget to pick a hue that will positively impact your mood. While bright red or neon green may be fun, they can subconsciously create stress in the body. Below are five peaceful paint colors to up the “ahhh” factor of your favorite spaces. Violet A […]
Residential Blog How FICO 9 May Increase Credit Scores How medical debt and other collection items are tallied in a credit score is changing, potentially increasing the credit scores of millions of people. Called the FICO 9, the new credit score changes how medical collections are treated from non-medical changes, such as credit cards. A medical debt will now damage a credit score less […]
Residential Blog 3 Common Problems to Avoid When Sharing a Credit Card With Your Spouse While some couples opt to keep things separate, sharing a credit card can help when it comes to streamlining household money management. But it isn’t always easy. Whether you add someone to your credit card as an authorized user or open a joint account, problems can pop up if you’re not careful. Here are three […]
Residential Blog How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring Ask any jeweler how much money you should spend on an engagement ring and theyll likely give you the jewelry industrys long-standing rule of thumb”three months salary. The average person spends about half that amount, according to Census data. The jewelry industry isnt recommending three months of pay after taxes, but three months of gross […]
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