Taming Home Maintenance Costs

When considering home maintenance costs one “Rule of Thumb” suggests that you set aside 1% of the value of your home as a repair budget. So if you live in Pennsylvania and you own a median priced home of $195,000 you should set aside $1,950 per year for repairs. This doesn’t mean that every year […]

Penny Saved: 5 Ways to Put Away Extra Cash with DIY

Today every penny counts and doing things yourself can definitely mean the difference between a comfortable life and a budget stretched thin. There are many ways DIY can enable almost anyone to save a bit of cash. With hourly rates ranging from$20 -$50 and often $100 or more, it’s often the tasks for which we pay others that represent the largest expense. Here are five examples of DIY tasks you can do yourself.