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Guide to Home Improvement

May 18, 2007 Mary Beth 1

As the weather heats up, I’m sure that a lot of you are looking to make some of the repairs you put off all winter. Before you hire anyone, please take a look at this presentation- the information could save […]

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What happens when you dial 811?

May 17, 2007 Mary Beth 2

First there was 911, next there was 411, then 211 and now we introduce 811. I don’t know why these numbers all end with 11 and I highly recommend that you don’t mix up the function of these numbers, but […]

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Lawn Service Considerations

May 15, 2007 Mary Beth 0

Now that the warm weather has arrived, many homeowners are signing up for lawn services to keep their lawn, trees and shrubs looking good. Different lawn service competitors solicit your business every year with promises of better products, more attentive […]

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Travel Scam #1: Gas Money

May 14, 2007 Mary Beth 1

This is the first in a five part series on travel scams. As the weather heats up and the kids get out of school, thoughts turn to travel. And whether you’re going to the Smokey Mountains, New York City or […]

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Intro to FDIC Insurance

May 11, 2007 Mary Beth 0

We’ve all seen the little signs at the bank proclaiming that they are FDIC Insured but do you really know what that means? Jonathon over at My Money Blog has an excellent post on the subject. What Does the FDIC […]

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The Charity Myth

May 1, 2007 Mary Beth 0

Almost all of the money contributed to charity must go to the intended purpose. FACT: Charitable organizations are not obligated to spend a minimum percentage of what they raise on their stated charitable purposes. But donors should ask if the […]