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The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)
Mon, 12/15/14 | 22 Comments
The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)

I’ve talked about the benefits of tiny home living a number of times in the past, and for good reason: the average US home size is at an all time high of 2,598 square feet …

The Garage Renovation Project
Tue, 12/9/14 | 4 Comments
The Garage Renovation Project

Over the summer, my better half and I wrapped up our latest renovation project – the garage!
I wasn’t wise enough to take “before pictures” so that I could post a before/after comparison here (yeah, dumb), …

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 | 17 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 …


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