Guide Includes Finding transitional housing after leaving an abusive relationship is complicated under normal circumstances. Natural disasters and unexpected events across the world affect victims of intimate partner violence differently than the rest of the population. Take the coronavirus (COVID-19) for example. In a time when the CDC has recommended that families stay in their homes and limit exposure to ...

On August 10, a derecho blew through a large band of the Midwest. Stretching across central Iowa, northern Illinois, and portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, this “derecho” was a megastorm, featuring 80+ miles per hour sustained winds and gusts up to and over 130 miles per hour. Unfortunately, my home was directly in the line of the worst part ...

A frequent reader of The Simple Dollar named Jim recently shared a really thought-provoking question about building a home: A recent question about LED bulbs made me wonder — if you were buying a new house, or building it, what materials or features would you include “from the ground up” to maximize saving money? LED light bulbs, solar panels (depending ...

The housing market is in a strange place right now. Interest rates for 30-year fixed mortgages are below 3%. This is good news for potential homebuyers since lower interest rates translate to paying less in interest on their home loans over time. On the other hand, the current home shortage tends to favor sellers, who can expect to get the ...

Millions of Americans have decided to take advantage of historically low interest rates and refinance their mortgage. However, if you haven’t already started the refinancing process, there’s a good chance you’re going to be assessed a new fee. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently announced a decision to charge an “adverse market fee” on all refinances starting December 1, 2020. ...

Many parents across America are facing the start of a school year in which they’re called upon to balance virtual schooling for their children and working from home. It’s a difficult thing to balance. We all want our children to have an excellent education, but also a safe one, while we have careers to attend to. Many of the obvious ...

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