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Homeowners Can Pay Nearly $9,500 per Year in Hidden Costs, Zillow Finds

Homeowners can expect to spend about $9,390 every year on costs associated with owning and caring for a home, according to an analysis by online real estate company Zillow and local services company Thumbtack.

When it comes to buying a home, shoppers frequently focus on the sticker price or…

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Labor Day

This could be a great Labor Day year: unemployment is low, hiring is brisk and the U.S. workforce is more engaged than it’s been in years. Plus, we haven’t yet blown all our money on the holidays.

Did you know that the first observance of Labor Day…

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Real Men Buy Flowers

Real Men Buy Flowers – it’s not just a catchy saying, it’s a new flower delivery and subscription service developed for men.

According to the company, approximately $10.5 billion worth of flowers are sold yearly, with men making up an estimated 35% of the market.

The team behind…

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Renters Insurance – Fact and Fiction

With more than 43 million renter-occupied units, the number of renters in the U.S. is near an all-time high, according to insurer Nationwide.

However, according to an Insurance Information Institute poll, only 41 percent of renters carry renters insurance, a substantial difference from 95 percent of homeowners…

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Keeping Back-to-School Season Safe

More than 50 million children across the U.S. will go back to public school in the coming weeks.

Between back-to-school shopping, finalizing classes and meeting teachers, the National Safety Council urges parents to slow down and ask themselves five simple questions that directly impact children’s and…

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Contact Lenses – Your Eyes’ Best Friends, or Worst Nightmare

Today, more than 45 million Americans of all ages (more than one in ten people) wear contact lenses—a safe and effective form of vision correction. However, between 40 and 90 percent of contact lens wearers do not follow the proper hygiene instructions for their lenses, which can pose serious…

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Improve Your Home’s Water Usage

Virginia-based HVAC, plumbing and electrical company Southern Trust Home Services is offering timely ways to reduce the new school year’s impact on homeowners’ water consumption – just as the new school year is set to begin.

According to the EPA, the average family in the United States uses more…

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