Budget Busters: How to Handle Unexpected Costs

“When you have the money it isn’t an emergency but simply an inconvenience.” You should be setting aside money to cover these unexpected eventualities. But if you haven’t, you are in good company.

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.