Many homeowners underestimate the costs of general maintenance and repairs. But the fact is, the average homeowner will spend between 1% and 4% of a home’s value on maintenance and repairs annually, costs which tend to increase as the house ages. For a $200,000 home, that’s at least $10,000 in repairs every five years. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to save money during the renovation and maintenance process, both by cutting initial costs as well as investing in future savings based on sustainability. With that goal in mind, here are a few ways you can save money with your fall home renovations.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for welders, cutters, brazers, and solderers is projected to reach 412,300 by 2024. Despite these labor increases, a shortage of welders will remain — but women welders can help fill the gap.
If you merely imagine the possibilities, we're fairly certain those imaginings would be a product pretty soon. Our generation lives for a good product. Willingly chaining ourselves to voracious advertising campaigns and rampant consumerism. You have to admit, we have some pretty cool stuff. Casper is a mattress company many Americans are familiar with. Like many companies targeting a millennial
Weddings aren’t just expensive parties; they’re life-changing rites of passage. They often carry great religious significance. Of course, for the bride and groom, this magical day is preceded by months of arduous tasks and stressful planning. The attending guests only see the final product. They miss out on what went into the event planning. For many couples, especially those struggling with student loans and stagnant wages, it’s also a time of belt-tightening and penny-pinching. In other words, weddings aren’t cheap. For the wife to be, being a frugal fiancee helps.
The combined debt of Americans has hit a record $13.1 trillion. That means most of us need to learn about staying out of debt When Do We Accumulate Debt? According to Time Money, the average American starts accumulating debt in their 20s and 30s. That debt nearly doubles by the time they are in their late 30s and 40s. To put that in perspective, here’s how much typical Americans owe in debt overall, broken down by age group:
Any city dweller, especially those living in an apartment, is familiar with the worry of a long-awaited package being snatched from your stoop or building’s mail room. Do you know what to do when your mail actually gets tampered with? Ensure Mail Theft Has Occured First of all, make sure your suspicion that your package or mail was stolen is strongly supported. Have you had things lost before? Sometimes mail simply falls through the cracks. Check that packages weren’t hidden or misplaced by the deliverer or post office, even if you received a notification that it was delivered. Blogger and freelance writer Emily Price ordered an AC unit during the recent California heat wave, and was disappointed to find it missing, presumed stolen, not long after it was marked as delivered online. She contacted the seller of the ordered item ASAP to let them know about the situation. Luckily, they sympathized and offered a refund or to send her another AC unit.