About 5 percent of the adult population in the U.S.—or about one in 20 people—are millionaires. Entrepreneur and investor John Rampton is one of them. Rampton, who achieved millionaire status early in life, has made some savvy decisions along the way. As he recently told Inc. Magazine, he credits these eight frugal habits for helping him achieve and maintain his...

Posted on Mar 17 2016 - 4:45pm by John Egan
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Homeowners continue to cook up outdoor kitchens that in some cases rival their indoor counterparts. Yet some experts insist the popularity of outdoor kitchens has boiled over. Belgard, a maker of outdoor living products, says souped-up outdoor kitchens include professional-grade appliances (particularly refrigerators and dishwashers), numerous cooking surfaces, bar-style...

By Yuka Kato Spring is not only the best time of year to give your home a good cleaning, it’s also the best time of year to take on several home improvement projects. , so you can easily take care of these issues before they have a chance to lead to bigger problems down the road. Siding Repair Winter weather can really do a number on your siding. Hail stones can...

This St. Patrick’s Day, Zillow took a look at the luckiest time to buy across the country. What they found: the home buyers who bought right at the bottom of the housing bust, allowing them to gain the most equity in their homes as the market bounced back, are the ones rolling in the green. For example, a buyer who purchased a home in the Las Vegas metro in January...

A new report published in Nature Climate Change postulates rising sea levels could displace millions of Americans, projecting figures substantially higher than previous estimates. The report submits that 4.2 million Americans may be affected if seas rise three feet; that number swells to 13.1 million if seas rise six feet. In the last 25 years, sea levels have steadily...

  Looking for a unique space for your corporate relocation? This basket-shaped Ohio building may be the perfect fit. Ideal for picnic and weaving fans alike, this eccentric structure was originally built in 1997 for the Newark, Ohio-based Longaberger Company, a creator of—you guessed it—high quality handcrafted baskets. But now the company is financially...

By Lauren Topor Buying a new home is an exciting time. Although you may be busy planning new projects, picking out paint colors and decorating your new space, there are a few essential maintenance measures you should be doing, too. Seal up Your Windows This simple project can save you heaps of money on your energy bill. If you’ve noticed chilly spots near windows...

Research has shown that homes situated near a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods see significant increases in value. Can big-box retailers have a similar effect? According to an analysis by housing data leader RealtyTrac®, homes near a Target store see higher home value and appreciation than those near Walmart—but homeowners near Target pay higher property taxes. Of...

Photo Credit When you sell homes every day, no one needs to tell you what a bonus green energy-saving items are. Everyone is concerned with maximizing energy efficiency, both to save costs and to minimize environmental concerns. Adding solar energy to a home is a great way to do both. Solar panels can cut down on the carbon dioxide a home uses by nearly 36,000 pounds...

Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home, but it can also be one of the coldest. If you’re tired of getting up in the middle of the night and walking into a chilly room, it’s time to warm things up. Here are six ideas to keep your bathroom warm: 1) Keep towels warm 24/7. A towel warmer keeps your towels heated so you can end every bath or...