Saving Money

Great ideas and tips on ways to save money around your home.

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    32 Cheapskate Handy Hints For the Outdoors

    Save those milk jugs, soda cans, pool noodles and other things around your house you thought were useless...

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    Car Detailing Costs: Is It Cheaper To DIY?

    Wishing your car had that like-new look? Detailing can give you what you're looking for, but you'll have to decide...


    5 Best Camping Tent Heaters to Keep You Warm

    Keep warm this camping season with one of these highly rated camping tent heaters available online.


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    Best Temperature To Set A Thermostat in Summer

    Too hot? Too cold? Stay comfortable and save on energy bills by figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat...


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    Carpet Cleaning: Pro Service vs. Renting Equipment?

    When it's time to clean your carpet, should you hire a pro or rent DIY carpet cleaning equipment? Here are...

    Military Families Struggle to Buy Homes in Hot Real Estate Market

    VA loans, while a great option for eligible buyers, are not the preferred choice for sellers. And that might be...


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    When and Where to Rent a Lawn Aerator

    Renting an aerator is a great way to ensure a healthier lawn. Here's a guide for picking the lawn aerator...

    The Overstock Spring Black Friday Sale Is Here

    Black Friday is early this year. Get your hands on the newest spring trends for your home with this major...


    Tips for Working with Contractors on Your Home

    Working with contractors can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. Here are some tips on how to make the...


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    Four Ways to Finance Building a Home

    A traditional construction loan is not your only option when financing your from-the-ground-up dream home, beach house or woodsy cabin.


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    Home Construction Loans: What to Know

    Financing new construction has a specific rule book. Here is an introduction to the fiscal side of building a home...

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    How to Design a House: Three Options To Consider

    Have you decided to build your dream home or cabin? Here are three ways to translate your vision into a...


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    What Happens If I Don’t Get a Permit for My Home Remodel?

    Tempted to bypass the permit process to save time, money and the hassle of dealing with city officials? Don't. It's...


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    Benefits of Repurposing Natural Materials During a Home Build

    There are eco-conscious, economic and aesthetic reasons to repurpose natural materials from your new build. Happily, they usually intersect.


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    Tips for Saving Money When Building a New Home

    Labor costs eat up a significant chunk of your home build budget. Opting for a DIY solution when possible and...


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    Tips for Staying on Budget When Building a Home

    Sticking to your budget is one of the biggest challenges in a new house build. Here's how to keep your...

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    How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

    From the initial building permits to breaking ground to final site cleanup, here's how much you can expect to spend...


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    Budgeting Tips for Building Your Own House

    Budget overruns can turn building your dream home into a nightmare. These tips will help keep costs in check without...


    10 Things to Consider Before Building a Second Home or Cabin

    Maybe you've dreamed of owning a vacation home or weekend retreat. Before you build or buy, ask yourself these questions...


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    Should I Paint My House to Increase Its Resale Value?

    If your home is about to hit the real estate market, a fresh coat of paint could be the ticket...


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    8 Ways To Conserve Water in Your Home

    Water is a precious — and costly — commodity. Fixing those pesky leaks and drips and making some slight changes...


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    Common Home Repairs You Put Off

    Is the kitchen sink leaking or did someone just drop an ice cube on the floor? Spoiler: It's almost never...


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    Most Common Homeowners Insurance Claims

    Break-ins and theft account for six percent of insurance claims for Travelers Insurance. Find out the most common homeowners insurance...


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    Should You Buy or Rent a Tiller for Your Garden?

    Tillers are tremendously useful tools for home gardeners. But tilling is not an everyday task. So is it better to...

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    10 Smart Ways to Save on Homeowners Insurance

    Cut down your home owners insurance expense by learning some easy ways to reduce the bill. Check out some quick...


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    Home Warranty Coverage for New Homeowners

    Owning a home is the American dream. Consider protecting your investment with a home warranty. Here's what you need to...


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    Risks of Skipping a Home Inspection

    Thinking of skipping a home inspection? You may have a better chance of sealing the deal, but there are significant...


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    Deals We Love: Cordless Leaf Blowers

    Two great leaf blowers from reputable manufacturers offered at reduced prices just in time for fall. What could be better?


    Target Is Pausing In-Store Returns for Three Weeks

    Before you hop in the car, keep this in mind — Target is not accepting in-store returns right now.


    Things You Have Around Your Home That Could be Worth A Lot of Money

    Declutter all you want, but be sure to double-check these things before you toss them.