Archive for Spending Wisely

Should I Call A Handyman To Save Money?

Licensed plumber or handyman?

Permits are required to protect the homeowner from substandard installation practices and potential safety hazards. If your plumber is not taking out a permit for your job, you have no way of knowing if your work is done to code and in compliance with Federal and State guidelines. If your plumber is skipping this very important and required step in their work, it should be a red flag to homeowners to question what else they are failing to do and where else they are cutting corners.

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Kitchen and Bathroom Makeover? Count the Cost

A beautiful large tile shower with brass fittings might be part of your kitchen and bathroom makeover.Who doesn’t want a kitchen and bathroom makeover? I mean, we all have a natural desire to upgrade our bathroom and kitchen fixtures from time to time, especially when the manufacturers are designing and producing such beautiful and functional items. Without change, our homes begin to look dated and out of style. This time of the year especially when we are thinking of the upcoming holidays – still in the distant future – but hey, we need time to get all this done, right? All of our guests see the kitchen and bathrooms.

We can do this upgrade on a large or small budget. But remember to consider the entire job.

A problem we encounter is that once we have purchased our new fixtures, we expect to find a reputable, qualified plumbing company to install our purchase – and by the way, we don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on the install.

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More Money Memorial Weekend

Military in ActionWhat would you do with an extra $20 in your pocket this Memorial Day?

I can think of a few things I would do with an extra 20 in hand and I’m sure you can too!

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Repair or Replace: How To Decide

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it, right? But what if it’s ‘kind of broke’ – needing a new part that matches the older model specs? These questions hit every homeowner at one time or another. The debate is really over lifetime costs versus initial costs.  Read More→

5 Things You Can Do Today To Save Money During Holidays

I love to gather with friends and family over the holiday season. Our family is so large, it’s a party every time!

Having raised six kids, I know it’s easy to spend a lot of money. I want to share some things I’ve done for years that have helped me control expenses so I don’t break the bank.
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