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Where to Find the Best Appliance Deals & Get at Least 25% Off Every Time
Wed, 05/21/14 | 11 Comments
Where to Find the Best Appliance Deals & Get at Least 25% Off Every Time

As part of my big kitchen renovation (more details to come) I had decided to replace my 20-year old appliances for more efficient, functional, and quite frankly, better looking ones that actually match the rest …

Shopping for New Appliances? Follow These 10 Tips
Mon, 05/19/14 | 16 Comments
Shopping for New Appliances? Follow These 10 Tips

My wife and I recently undertook a kitchen renovation, which is still in progress. Once complete, I’ll share the story, pictures, and some numbers, but that will probably turn in to a novel. Meanwhile, I …

Do you NEED Renter’s Insurance?
Wed, 09/11/13 | 2 Comments
Do you NEED Renter’s Insurance?

If you own a home, you NEED home insurance.
100%, without a doubt, if for no other reason than to protect your finances from catastrophic loss of real estate property (which can carry very high values) …

Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?
Mon, 09/9/13 | 7 Comments
Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?

Should you save for retirement or a home down payment? And what about when a 401K match is involved?
20SF reader, Steph, writes in:
“I’m 26 and up until now have saved about 6% of my income …

Zen and the Art of DIY Home Maintenance & Repair
Mon, 08/26/13 | 8 Comments
Zen and the Art of DIY Home Maintenance & Repair

Some of the biggest housing costs you will come across are completely and frustratingly unpredictable.
The only thing that is certain is that if you are a homeowner long enough, you are going to get hit …

Save 6% of your Home Price when Selling For Sale by Owner
Tue, 07/30/13 | 16 Comments
Save 6% of your Home Price when Selling For Sale by Owner

Real estate transactions typically involve two agents:
1. the listing agent: represents the seller
2. the buying agent: represents the buyer
These agents provide a service and need to put food on the table, so compensation in the …


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