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Football stars rule the All-Acorn Team, including star QB Ben Gulbranson

All-league teams have afflicted this great nation like scurvy whelming, but not quite overwhelming, Judge Smails’ Flying Wasp. Anybody with a pulse these days gets named to a first team, second team, third team, honorable mention, auxiliary team, the Faber double secret probation second team or postmodern galactic funk of the moon Europa supernova team. Naturally, I decided to assemble […]

Tri-level home has private backyard, fenced dog run, space for RV parking

Also features vaulted ceilings and newer carpet

This Wildwood tri-level home sits on an 8,346-square-foot lot. The house has 2,150 square feet with four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. One bed and bath are downstairs. Features include vaulted ceilings, dual-pane windows, wood-like flooring, newer carpeting, recessed lighting, rain gutters and an indoor laundry room. The elevated remodeled kitchen has updated cabinets, stainless steel microwave and dishwasher, a […]

Top tips for using home equity for retirement

Most of us save and plan for decades to enjoy the period of our life when we no longer need to go into the office and work an eight-hour day for a paycheck. But even with those decades of hard work, it can be tough to save up enough cash to cover all your costs in retirement. Many soon-to-be-retirees face […]

Every homebuyer’s issues are unique so it’s important to do the math

How to figure out what will work best

It is a common misconception that a 20% down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is required when someone buys with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. This may not be the best advice and […]