The Huge, Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

The Huge, Hidden Costs of Owning a Home First-time homebuyer Teresa Hair had owned her house less than two months when water started bubbling up through the guest bedroom floor. “The whole floor was just covered,” says Hair, a 34-year-old attorney who lives in St....

Identity: Secure it, Insure it or Lose it

Identity: Secure it, Insure it or Lose it Chances are you don’t want to share your identity with the myriad thieves and con artists lurking on city streets and Internet alleys. Victims of identity theft suffer financially and emotionally, often facing the...

Is Homeowners Insurance Tax Deductible?

Is Homeowners Insurance Tax Deductible? This month is tax time – an annual ritual in which taxpayers search for every possible savings to help reduce their taxes, including deductions for eligible expenses. Is homeowners insurance one of these? So…the...

Recipe Spring Shaved Asparagus Salad

Recipe Spring Shaved Asparagus Salad Serves 4 – Recipe Spring Shaved Asparagus Salad  To make this a light main dish, add shredded chicken, sliced steak, or marinated tofu. 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon...