The task of buying a home is a daunting prospect for many buyers. It is nearly always the most expensive purchase you will ever make. However, with the cost of homes reaching record lows in recent years, now is an excellent time to purchase. Low sale prices won't last forever. In fact, recent economic trends suggest that house prices may rise significantly in the next few … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You Should Finally Buy a Home
In an ideal world, you could afford the house of your dreams without blinking an eye. In the real world, though, the price is the point that makes or breaks a sale. Your budget might be big or small, but either way, it has to cover the home you want in the city where you reside. While you might look forward to shopping in a buyer's market, be aware that this label does not … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Get a Killer Deal on Your New Home
You love your family, but let's face it: sometimes they can drive you crazy. Some relatives are downright toxic to be with. The overcritical aunt who has a knack for sandwiching a compliment between two cutting insults. The clingy mother who makes you feel guilty, somehow, for actually having your own life. The bossy brother who likes to act like he knows everything, and has … [Read more...] about How to deal with difficult family members during reunions
Some people believe that your birth order—whether you were the eldest, youngest or middle child—can affect your personality traits and outlook on life. The theory is based on the kind of experiences you have had, based on the social expectations and the experiences you may have been exposed to. Here is a general view of how your birth order, but do note that these are … [Read more...] about Can birth order affect your personality?
You probably have dozens of family albums, possibly even scrapbooks. But photos are just one way of telling your family's story. Why not put together a family heritage cookbook? Compile your family's recipes, and the stories and personalities behind them. Decades from now, your children, and your children's children, will cook those meals and remember the people who made them. … [Read more...] about How to create a family heritage cookbook