Greg Wicker

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Getting Married? What You Need to Know About Your Student Debt

Talking about your student loans isn’t likely to be top of mind if you’re planning a wedding. But if you or your spouse-to-be have college debt, it’s …

Personal Finance

27 Cheap DIY Fence Ideas for Your Garden, Privacy, or Perimeter

Are you in need of a fence that doesn’t cost high? Maybe for your backyard, or around your garden, or maybe it is an entire perimeter fence? Well, I …

Landscaping

14 Best DIY Self-Watering Container Garden Ideas

If you forget to water your plants due to a busy schedule, check out some of the best DIY self-watering container garden ideas.<p>1. DIY Wicking Bed<p>A …

Don’t Sand – Burn off your Machine Marks Instead

Shou sugi ban – the Japanese finishing process that chars the outside of wood – is an ideal surface finish for some furniture pieces. One of the …

Woodworking

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

10 flowers for clay soil

Clay soil has its advantages – it’s very fertile, and it keeps plants well supplied with moisture. However, it can be claggy in winter, and baked …

Gardening

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

Pine<p>Pine is an inexpensive, lightweight wood that can be yellowish or whitish with brown knots. It's often used for rustic pieces, like …

Woodworking

Recession: When You See It, It Will Be Too Late

"There are no signs of recession. Employment growth is strong. Jobless claims are low and the stock market is up."<p>This is heard almost daily from the …

Stock buybacks are soaring to record levels — and Cory Booker wants to stop it

A new bill would require companies to pay workers alongside shareholders.<p>Republicans promised that last year’s massive corporate income tax bill would lead to a surge in investment and thus bigger paychecks for working Americans.Instead, it’s been a boon to shareholders.<p>A Bloomberg analysis shows …

Income Inequality

Dawn Redwood Bonsai Gift Set – Grow Bonsai - Bonsai Trees - Bonsai Seed - Father's Day - Indoor Plant - Bonsai Forest - Bonsai Tools - Tree

Description<p>Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) was found in 1946 by a Chinese forester, he discovered it growing in rice paddy in Tsang Wang. Prior to this it was considered a fossil, it was thought to have gone extinct. It is a true living fossil, it has been colloquially called the …

DIY Planked X Farmhouse Side Table: Free Building Plan

Hello Remodelaholic friends! It’s Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow, where I blog about creative DIY projects for the home and garden. Today I am going …

Handplane Maintenance (That Most People Forget)

Metal-bodied planes require so little maintenance (aside from sharpening) that it’s easy to forget that they do need some love every year to work …

How to Use a Planer - Setup & Maintenance

6 POTENT SUPERFOODS THAT HELP YOU REMOVE HEAVY METALS FROM YOUR BODY

It’s pretty safe to say that nearly every person on this planet has been exposed to heavy metals at some point during their lives, and unfortunately, …

10 REITs That the Insiders Love

Real estate investment trusts (REITs), like bonds, are high on the list of income investments the experts think will get hit as the Federal Reserve …

Winter is the right time to tackle weeds the organic way

It's about this time every year that homeowners start stressing about how to kill the cool-season weeds that are showing up.<p>Corn gluten meal is often …

Gardening

Important Shapton News (a Price Cut!)

All the sharpening systems out there work, but I have a favorite: Shapton Pro Series stones in #1,000, #5,000 and #8,000 grits. Shapton Pros cut …

Insulating bricks with microscopic bubbles

The better a building is insulated, the less heat is lost in winter—and the less energy is needed to achieve a comfortable room temperature. The …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

What to Plant Now - Organic Gardening

More Great Gardening Resources<p>In addition to our What to Plant Now tool, please take a look at some of our other popular gardening tools and …

Gardening

How to Fix Common Mistakes Made When Building Things Out of Wood

I'll always prefer working with wood over metal and plastic, because wood is such a forgiving material. Inevitably when you're working with the …

What is bitcoin? Here are answers to your 12 biggest questions on cryptocurrency and blockchain.

One of the luckiest moves you could have made this year would have been to buy bitcoin in the middle of January, when one unit of the …

A top hedge fund recruiter explains why your college major doesn’t really matter

llana Weinstein, founder of the The IDW Group, is a tour de force within the hedge-fund industry.<p>She recruits top-level talent for the world's most prestigious investment firms including hedge funds, family offices and private equity funds.<p>Weinstein recently sat down with Business Insider's hedge …

20 Reasons Why You Should Use Epsom Salt In the Garden

My dear German friends live in a picturesque little town of Waldenbuch near Stuttgart. And it was them who taught me some valuable lessons about …

Meet the $625 billion bond king you've probably never heard of

NEW YORK CITY — He's the bond king you may have never heard of.<p>Josh Barrickman, 42, oversees $625 billion in fixed-income assets for Vanguard. That includes the world's two largest bond funds: the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund and the Vanguard Total Bond Market II Index Fund, with $190 …

How to Invest in Cyber-Security

Cyber-security attacks have been grabbing headlines over recent weeks, with a new strain of ransomware paralyzing infrastructure through Eastern …