Author: Darren

What is the home buying process like?

Thanks to online shopping we have been spoiled with “one-click ordering.” Sadly, that’s not how buying a house works. It’s a complicated process with many moving parts. Luckily, we’ve been there before and are here to help show you a road map. Where do I even start? A great place …

First-Time Home Buying Tips

Buying a house can be a stressful ordeal, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. These tips are aimed at helping you save money and avoid common mistakes. The tips are organized in four categories: House shopping Mortgage application Mortgage down payment Mistakes to avoid. House Shopping Decide on the …

How Much House Can I Afford?

When you start looking for a new home, ask yourself, “How much should I borrow?” not, “How much could I borrow?”. Instead of focusing on the most expensive home you can buy, look for a home that fits your budget as well as your family. Determine a Budget First you …

How to fix a Dishwasher Door Latch

If your dishwasher door isn’t latching or the dishwasher won’t start the dishwasher door latch is most likely the cause. In this article, we show you how to fix a dishwasher door latch. The dishwasher latch assembly doesn’t just physically keep the door closed. The latch assembly also tells the …

Choose the Budgeting System that’s right for you

If you have started looking into saving money, you know there is one suggestion that keeps coming up over and over: You need a budget. Creating a budget plays a vital role in developing good spending habits, setting money aside for savings, and ensuring that your money goes where it …

Create a monthly budget in 6 easy steps

Follow these steps to create a Budget that works for you Every great investment plan starts with a sound budget. Before you can invest, pay down debt or take that dream vacation, a budget is the first step in making your goals a reality. Figure out your total income for …

10 Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill

Regardless of whether or not you are trying to begin your adventure into investing today, chances are you can benefit from lowering your electric bill and saving money. According to the Energy Department the typical family spends $2,200 on utilities per year. Making a few small changes can lower your …