With rising rental costs and the amount of student debt at an all-time high, it's no surprise that many potential buyers are unable to save up for a down payment. If you've found yourself in this boat, don't lose hope. With the help of technology and a little foresight, you can save for that down payment -- and probably sooner than you think. Here's how: Set up automatic deposits. Enable automatic deposits into your savings account. Schedule them right after paydays, when you
Once again Wells Fargo is about to pay dearly for its inability to walk the straight and narrow. The Washington Post, under the byline of Renae Merle, is reporting that the bank is about to be hit with the largest penalty of the Trump administration, perhaps as early as today (April 20). A settlement, reported to be in the neighborhood of $1 billion, has been reached between Wells and its regulators, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Office of the Comp
Kitchen storage space is always at a premium, and this is especially true in small kitchens. But fortunately, having a kitchen with a small footprint doesn't have to mean always struggling to fit things in. If you're remodeling, consider one of these 13 solutions that will help you get the most out of your small kitchen. Above, a great way to add extra serving, snacking or work space is with a fold out table that expands when you need it, and folds into the wall when you don'
Even the experienced home renovators screw up. But you don’t have to. DIY may be the trendy term, but we vote for calling it DIYWRAP: Do It Yourself With Research And Patience. Every time. Overconfidence is a golden ticket to the mistake factory. Here are whoopsies even seasoned home-improvers have made, all of which could have been avoided with more attention to two critical DIY components: research and patience. Not Sticking to Your Kitchen Vision Kelly, the blogger who wri
Watch for these signs that a seller is eager to unload their property. Every prospective home buyer is hoping to snag the deal of the century. One way to do that is to shop the situation and find a seller who is, in real estate parlance, “motivated.” We’ll go one step further. Here are six likely clues that the home you’re interested in has a seller who may be desperate: CREATISTA via Getty Images 1. They have a crib in the master bedroom and bunk beds everywhere else. Small
Remodeling your home can be a great way to increase its value and ensure you get good returns when it comes time to sell. But before you go tearing out your floors or adding another bedroom, take note: Not all projects are created equal. In fact, according to recent data from Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value report, there's a pretty big discrepancy between which projects deliver high returns and those that don't. Want to make sure your remodels are worth the effort? Here