Getting Started: The Key to Building Wealth? Start Slowly, Author Says

(MCT)—What’s the best way for young investors to build wealth for retirement? Ignore your human instincts, says a new e-book targeted at 20- and 30-somethings. “If You Can: How Millennials Can Get More »

Great Spaces: Kristen Wiig Laughs Off SoHo Listing

Funny girl Kristen Wiig (“Bridesmaids,” “Anchorman 2”) recently let go of her SoHo “mini-loft.” The New York City space includes two bedrooms and one bathroom spanning over 1,400 square feet. Considering the More »

5 Legal Tips If You’re Fighting over an Estate

Even if there’s a will in place, families may still end up fighting over an estate after a loved one passes. While most people think that the only way to settle estate More »

Getting Started: The Key to Building Wealth? Start Slowly, Author Says

(MCT)—What’s the best way for young investors to build wealth for retirement? Ignore your human instincts, says a new e-book targeted at 20- and 30-somethings. “If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly,” was written by William Bernstein, a retired neurologist, who has authored several books about investing. Although Bernstein manages investments for high-net-worth [...]
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Great Spaces: Kristen Wiig Laughs Off SoHo Listing

Funny girl Kristen Wiig (“Bridesmaids,” “Anchorman 2”) recently let go of her SoHo “mini-loft.” The New York City space includes two bedrooms and one bathroom spanning over 1,400 square feet. Considering the itty-bitty living spaces typically found throughout the Big Apple, Wiig’s loft really doesn’t seem so “mini” after all. The home has soaring views [...]
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5 Legal Tips If You’re Fighting over an Estate

Even if there’s a will in place, families may still end up fighting over an estate after a loved one passes. While most people think that the only way to settle estate battles is to go to probate court, there are ways to quash an estate battle without resorting to probate. Here are five legal [...]
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New Homes Are Less Expensive to Maintain

April is new homes month. And one of the virtues of a newly constructed home is the savings that come from reduced energy and maintenance expenses. In a previous analysis, we used data from the 2009 American Housing Survey (AHS) to offer proof. The AHS classifies new construction as homes no more than four years [...]
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Costs Can Vary Widely for Home Repairs

(MCT)—Many homeowners are perplexed when they see defects in their homes. If there is a water spot on the ceiling, does it mean a few shingles on the roof need to be replaced? Or does an entirely new roof need to be purchased? Reggie Marston, president of Residential Equity Management Home Inspections in Springfield, Va., [...]
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How to Run a Business with Your Spouse

(MCT)—According to the Wall Street Journal, about a third of family businesses are operated by husband-and-wife teams. North Dakota State University researcher Glenn Muske dubs these couples “copreneurs” and believes those numbers are rising. Maybe you’re one of them, or perhaps you’re considering joining their ranks. If you’re thinking about taking the leap, what should [...]
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Balancing Act: The Secret Weapon behind Work-Life Balance

(MCT)—We all struggle for work life balance, but most of us don’t realize that sometimes the path toward achieving might be something so simple. Some of the most successful people I know are sharing their secret weapon for remaining strong and finding balance. One of them is Donna Shalala. By her own admission, Shalala is [...]
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‘Cob’ Advocates Willing to Get Dirty to Build Home of Dreams

(MCT)—Making homes out of clay, sand and straw—a material called “cob”—might raise eyebrows in earthquake country, but California devotees are hoping to gain acceptance for what they say is an inexpensive, environmentally friendly and safe way to build. Right now, their projects are limited by code restrictions to elfin structures that often look like the [...]
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Living Smart: Moving

(MCT)—If there’s a move in your future and you want to hire help with all or part of it, here are suggestions to unpack and stow away, offered by highly rated movers and satisfied customers: Plan ahead. Start at least six weeks before the move date, and allow time to declutter and pack each room. [...]
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Hot Property: Back on after Short Hiatus

(MCT)–Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon, popped their Bel-Air home back on the market at $ 12.995 million after a hiatus of more than a month. This time around they are working with a listing agent who has been around the block, specifically their block, several times. Farrah Fawcett hired agent Paul Czako to sell [...]
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