Mortgage, Real Estate & Credit News, 6/18/2015 ... "Keep More of Your Money"



Mortgage, Real Estate & 
Credit News, 6/18/2015 ...




Summertime is a busy time for everyone! As a result, I'm keeping this portion of the newsletter short and sweet.

I've found some money-saving tips and articles that will help you improve your life and save more money. Who doesn't want to do that? Be assured ... by putting these simple tips and strategies to work, you'll be better off in a myriad of ways when Fall rolls around.

Please keep in mind, I'm always available should you (or someone you know) have credit or financing questions.

Enjoy your Summer ... and Happy Savings!


Gene


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8 Landscaping Tips That Can Save You Money ...

Try these low-cost approaches to sprucing up your yard.



Whether you are hoping to sell your home, or it’s summer and you just want an excuse to be outdoors and dig in the dirt, sprucing up your landscaping can be a wise investment. Research has found that sophisticated landscaping with large plants can increase a home’s value by as much as 12.7%. (MORE ...)


Tile: Timeless Versus Trendy ...

The debate rages on between "settling" for generic, buyer-pleasing tile and letting your personal taste shine. Most tile updates take place in the kitchen and bath, which are also rooms that require more effort and money when it comes to renovation. To put it mildly, these spaces can make or break a real-estate deal. "Kitchen and bathrooms sell a house," says Tisha Leung, This Old House design editor.

Sure, it's easy to repaint a living room after you move in. But tear down a magenta-mosaic-tile shower enclosure? No thanks.   (MORE ...)


8 Fridge Organizing Tricks That Save Food and Money ...

How you arrange your refrigerator can affect how food tastes and how long it keeps.

So investing a little time into organizing the fridge can spare you from losing money to prematurely spoiled food — and extra trips to the grocery store.

Fortunately, implementing the following tips will cost you only a few minutes.  (MORE ...)


Appliance Care and Maintenance Tips to Make Appliances Last ...

Bad habits cost you; good habits save thousands. Read on and save big on appliance repairs with these maintenance tips.   (MORE ...)


50 Nifty Tricks for Big DIY Savings ...



Remember when the tightfistedness of relatives raised during the Depression was amusing?

Our grandparents' certificates of deposit and plastic couch protectors seemed downright quaint when our own home-equity and retirement portfolios were ballooning. Suddenly, though, the pot-roast-and-potatoes ethic doesn't seem quite so kooky. We'd even say it's worthy of a salute.

So tip your cap to all your penny-pinching kin and read on for the best why-didn't-I-think-of-that ideas for shrinking your household expenses, from getting free trees from your town's public works department to installing an under-sink filter to cut costs on pricey bottled water.  (MORE ...)


The seeds of savings mentality should be planted when a child ...


Talking Money With Elmo – The New York Times ...

In the wake of the financial crisis, "Sesame Street" is teaching children financial literacy. Ron Lieber talks to Elmo about saving and sharing.  (MORE ...)


In Closing:

My job is to keep the helpful info coming in my newsletters. I hope the info provided always gets you thinking, assessing your own finances and properties, and taking action.

Please ... feel free to pass this newsletter, its info, my name/info, on to anyone you think would benefit from it.



Gene Mundt
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