Is It Worth It To Pay Movers?

pay movers or do it yourself

I think that paying movers just might be worth the cost. My recent cross-country move involved full-service movers, and it’s been awesome. This isn’t our first cross-country rodeo; it’s our third. In the past, my husband and I have used a version of self-service moving. We’ve used those “you pack, we drive” services in the […]

Does it Make Sense for You to Remodel Your Home?

remodel your home

My parents just finished remodeling their kitchen. They changed the layout, and installed new cabinets, countertops, and flooring. The result is a much more open kitchen, and one that looks updated and modern. This has been part of an ongoing effort to upgrade their home. In recent years they have installed energy efficient windows, remodeled […]

Can You Afford Where You Live?

Can you afford where you live?

Recently, I saw an article on CNN Money that looks at the stories of six people priced out of their housing markets. Many of these folks are looking in urban areas on the coasts. As you might imagine, it’s hard for many of them to find affordable homes to buy in these areas. As I […]

Will You Leave an Inheritance for Your Children?

leave inheritance for kids

A recent article on CNN Money says that American retirees expect to leave an average of $177,000 in inheritance for their heirs. Other than wondering how much millionaires and billionaires are skewing this average (seriously, I don’t know anyone who’s going to wind up with $177,000 from their parents or grandparents), I’m wondering whether or […]