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Two roof areas you can’t afford to overlook this season

October 13, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  A common roof problem involves cracked rooftop venting pipes made with cheap lead tops that eventually corrode over time versus a lead-free option.   BPT As summer gives way to changing colors and colder nights, now is an ideal time to tackle the necessary home maintenance projects that get put off during those…

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Five ways to boost engagement and productivity in the office

October 6, 2017

BPT Step into the office of the future on the first day of work, and the things that you expect in a traditional workplace are not going to happen here. There’s no landline, no file cabinet, no bulletin board. The employee is never taken to an assigned cubicle. In fact, it’s highly unlikely that employees…

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How to lower your monthly mortgage payment

September 29, 2017

BPT Owning your own home comes with many advantages, including escaping rising rents and the personal and financial stability associated with homeownership. Fortunately, millions of Americans, with less than 20 percent down, have been able to buy a home sooner thanks to mortgage insurance (MI). If you don’t put down 20 percent of the mortgage…

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Protecting seniors online from scams, hacks, and tax fraud

September 22, 2017

newsusa The vast majority of seniors today are using the Internet at least once a week to check email, pay bills online and keep in touch via social media. But all that time online puts them at risk for scams and hacks, such as tax fraud. In fact, a new survey by Home Instead, Inc.,…

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This fall, make home upgrades with staying power

September 22, 2017

BPT Fall can be the perfect time for homeowners to complete projects that busy summer schedules didn’t allow. It’s also a great time to look at ways to add lasting value to your property. This season, upgrade cheap fixes, freshen dated looks and incorporate lasting improvements in your home. Changes that can bring impact and…

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Equifax breach exposes 143 million people to identity theft

September 15, 2017

By Michael Liedtke associated press SAN FRANCISCO–Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million Americans. Now the unwitting victims have to worry about the threat of having their identities stolen. The Atlanta-based company, one of three major U.S. credit…

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Good credit? Bad debt management?

September 8, 2017

NewsUSA It’s a widely-held misconception that those with good credit have a better grasp of managing their finances. In a recent consumer survey from Marcus by Goldman Sachs®*, 34 percent of consumers with good credit (FICO 660 and above) are in credit card debt and 41 percent view credit card debt as an area they…

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What to look for in a new house this home buying season

September 8, 2017

Mortgage rates have remained low, and home prices are stable or rising in most communities. A September 2015 poll by NeighborWorks America discovered that nearly 90 percent of consumers consider home ownership at least somewhat important. Guarantee your home ownership success by following these guidelines from NeighborWorks America: 1. Get professional help. The best way…

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Big, smart ideas for renovating smaller homes

September 1, 2017

BPT While newly constructed homes are bigger than ever, most Americans still live in modestly sized or even small houses – and many of these owners are choosing to remodel rather than move into a bigger home. More than half of all American houses were built before 1980, according to the National Association of Home…

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Better Back-to-School Buys

August 24, 2017

Family Features When those first school bells ring and class is back in session for kids of all ages, make sure you and your student have everything in hand to help ensure success. Whether it’s tools for the classroom, supplies for a nutritious lunch, stylish clothes or helpful items for home, you’ll need to gear…

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