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Hiking in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, Utah

It could take months to explore everything that Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument has to offer. 1.9 million acres is a lot to cover and a …

10 intelligent house floor plans to inspire!

Before anyone starts building a house or renovating an apartment, the first thing to tackle is always a floor plan, or a drawing/computerized image …

Buy vs. rent — a finance expert weighs in on how you should decide

Jean Chatzky is a personal finance expert, Senior Editor at The Balance, and coauthor of the book "Age Proof." Here Chatzky shares things to keep in mind when choosing to rent or buy a home. The following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>When should you buy a home and when should you rent?</i><p><i>You should</i> …

Personal Finance

2017 Smartwatch Comparison Guide

For this 2017 version of our guide, we're comparing the following wearables:<p>Some of the products have multiple versions (42 mm and 38 mm sizes for …

Smartwatches

Denver's Most Iconic Bars

<i>(credit: Cruise Room)</i><p><i>By Deborah Flomberg</i><p>Whether you’re searching for a new neighborhood drinking joint, or you’re hoping to get a taste of Denver’s …

The Lesser Known Benefits of HSAs | Investopedia

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) recently turned 10 years old and, like any pre-teen, are growing rapidly. Serious savers are embracing their immediate …

Breakdown Of Today's Case-Shiller Report - Stay Short ITB

Home prices rose slightly on a year over year basis.<p>The growth is skewed by the west coast cities.<p>There may be growing evidence the west coast market …

Vital lessons for first time homebuyers

When you were younger, the promise of a little house with a white picket fence in no-name suburbia seemed attainable — easy even. You didn’t have to …

Personal Finance

Real Estate May Be A Time Bomb

Relative to history, housing remains affordable but consumers remain squeezed and incomes are falling.<p>Housing demand is weak but supply is low …

New Home Sales

These Mortgage Tips Should Be Etched in Stone

In the market for a new home? These tips can help you save money and avoid a few major mortgage mistakes.<p>With interest rates on the rise, now's a …

Personal Finance

How to Buy a Home the High Tech Way

More than 80 percent of all homes sold are listing in local MLS systems online. This article is to help you to use technology and tech-savvy real …

How to Build an Entire Portfolio With Only the Best of Vanguard Funds

It's not difficult to spot the best Vanguard funds but how can an investor build a portfolio with them? You came to the right place for the …

13 Mortgage Facts That Might Surprise You

These nuggets of knowledge are not only interesting, but they can save you many thousands of dollars, too, when it comes to getting or paying off a …

Personal Finance