Creating a home design project is exciting and thrilling. As homeowners, we get to personalize our space and homes to meet our needs and desires. We get to add our own personality to our homes. This is just plain fun! But there are things that homeowners wish they knew before they started their home design projects. Here are the things I wish I knew before I started my home design project. Read More
As a Generation Xers, your financial life gets a little more complicated. You start juggling more things and your time is compressed because you have multiple demands. You moved into a bigger house because of the kids. Maybe you start thinking about saving for retirement. You need a vacation. Your kids are expensive and want everything.
How do you balance all the competing financial demands? One method of staying in control is to segment the different key aspects of your finances. Consolidate your investments in one place to manage them. Have one system to manage your income, family bills and credit cards. Read More
In a recent interview with Northpoint Bank, our cofounder, Elizabeth Dodson, was asked her suggestions on how tracking home related expenses can help any homeowner. Beth identified with some of the struggles homeowners face. Struggles like difficulty in tracking home related expenses and the multiple systems it requires to track all the details of the home. Read More
Unfortunately, the solution isn’t always so cut and dry. Let’s say you’re dealing with a broken air conditioner that could cost you a couple hundred dollars to repair. While replacement would be somewhere in the ballpark or $4,000.
It’s tempting to save a few thousand dollars in the short term and schedule the repair. Maybe a few months later your compressor wears out and you drop a few hundred bucks. Yet again to get that replaced. Then the motor goes out a few months later. You see the point. Read More
Summer is definitely the time to get outside and bring friends and family together. It is a time for hiking, boating, golfing and so much more. This time of year gets us outside grilling away for healthier eating. We wanted to help you get prepared in case you decide to invite family and friends over to celebrate summer with you. These seven tips will help you prepare before you host an outdoor BBQ. Being prepared for any fun in your backyard might find you throwing a couple of BBQ parties. Read More