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4/15/16  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Spring home maintenance: Give your gutters some tender loving care

To protect your home from water damage, you should keep your home's gutters clean. Get tips on how to save by cleaning your own gutters.

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3/11/16  Housing
Selling your home: Is home staging really worth it?

According to some studies, home staging can increase the sale price of your home up to 10 percent. But is staging really worth the cost?

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2/9/16  Career & EducationCredit 101Getting Out of DebtHousingSavings & Retirement
Three ways student loans can impact your life after graduation

A full 45 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 who have student loans have put off a major life event because of their debt. That includes things like buying a house, saving for retirement, even buying a car — all because they’re worried they can’t afford it.

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8/18/15  Grab BagHousing
Six steps to running a moneymaking garage sale

Garage sales are great ways to sell items you no longer want. As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Here are some tips to make your sale a success.

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8/13/15  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Estimating how much to spend on rent

“How can I estimate rent?” is one most frequent questions from new apartment renters. Find out from our guest blogger, Seija Goldstein, of MyFirstApartment.com.

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7/9/15  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Do you really need renters insurance?

Most homeowners need homeowners insurance to get a mortgage. But what if you rent? Is renters insurance worth the investment? 

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