Any time you have to pack up your entire home and move is a major undertaking. It doesn't matter if you're moving a few blocks away, across town, or across the country, you have to literally pack up your entire life and transport it. Not only is the task stressful, it can be exorbitantly expensive. Unless your employer is picking up the entire tab, you're going to be looking for ways to keep your moving budget as trim as possible. Here are five tips to help you save money on … [Read the rest]

Milestones in life are usually limited to big things like graduation, marriage, and the birth of a child.  However, there are other milestones that can be just as important to the individual. One of these is renting your first home.  Whether you're a college student looking for an off-campus apartment, a young couple getting their first place together, or someone looking to move out of their parent's house now that they have a steady job.

Planning is Important

moving inThe first rule of real estate may be location, but for your … [Read the rest]

Home ownership. It’s a large part of the American dream.  The stability that comes with having a place to call your own, a refuge from the stress and competitiveness the world creates.  When you own your own home you can design it and renovate it to fit your own needs and wants.

Before you begin your home renovation you first have to determine how you’re going to pay for it.  The most affordable option is to pay for it out of pocket.  No paperwork, no need for loan approval, and … [Read the rest]

Ask any race fan and they will be sure to site many benefits to having a race track in their city, the most important one being quick and easy access to the races.  While that is definitely true, that may not be enough to impress city leadership.  Race fan or not, there are a lot advantages to cities with race tracks.

NHRA Auburn, WashingtonFinancially it costs cities a lot of money to put in a race track of any kind, especially the larger tracks needed for the highly popular NASCAR Sprint Cup … [Read the rest]

It is no secret that the Mexican prison system could use some major improvement.  With roughly 200,000 inmates currently behind bars, over-crowding is a main problem and the need for more room is urgent.  It seems that on an almost monthly basis, there are new reports of prison riots and inmates dead or injured.  While there are 12 new maximum security prisons presently being built and should be ready for use by 2011, one has to wonder if space is the only issue.

The vast majority of inmates currently being … [Read the rest]

moneyThere have been a lot of commercials on television lately about cash advance loans, which got me wondering, is there a reason cash advance loans are better than other loans? There are a few reasons why, and they mostly have to do with the speed and convenience of a cash advance loan. When you take out a cash advance loan, you are borrowing against your next paycheck. Most loan agreements will show this by making the due date on the loan a day or two after you are due to … [Read the rest]

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Mortgage has been identified as a popular mode of gaining ownership of a house or property whereby timely principle repayments and interest payments result in the transfer of ownership at the end of the mortgage period. Mortgage usually involves payment of an initial deposit at the start of the contract which due to recessionary phase has been significantly increased by the banks making it difficult for potential property owners to get a mortgage.

Credit Crunch 2008

The credit crunch that hit the American financial institutions in 2008 ultimately led to … [Read the rest]

waterOne of the bad things about stress is that it always seems to get worse when the temperature rises. Hot, humid weather makes the body work overtime to cool itself and the uncomfortable feelings make people short tempered and even anxious. Stress alone is an ongoing problem for everyone, but it just gets worse when the summer arrives in places like Texas.

Water is a great solution. Not only can jumping in a swimming pool instantly cool off your body, it provides plenty of opportunities for you to de-stress. Splashing … [Read the rest]

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If you have been considering moving you have likely been considering a variety of qualities to determine which city would be best for you and your family. These probably include things like the schools that are available, the career opportunities, the cost of housing and the landscape of the city. What you may not be thinking about is how car-friendly the city may be. This is an important consideration for any car owner who wants to protect his vehicle’s condition for the long term. There are several characteristics that can … [Read the rest]

If you are in the market for a new home, you will likely start with the house itself in your thought process. Sit down together first to figure out what is most important to you and your family. Perhaps the person who does most of the cooking is dreaming of a big kitchen with stainless steel appliances and oak flooring. A view of the Rockies in the living room’s picture window might be important to someone else. House plans and activity level can be important if you are planning to … [Read the rest]