The Perks of Downsizing When You Retire [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Perks of Downsizing When You Retire [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights If you’re about to retire, or just did, downsizing can be a good way to try to cut down on some of your expenses. Smaller homes typically have lower energy and maintenance costs. Plus, you may have enough equity built up to fuel your move. If you’re...

Healthy Frozen Banana Popsicles

Healthy Frozen Banana Popsicles

Hey there, looking for a cool summer treat to beat the heat? How about some delicious and healthy frozen banana popsicles? They’re super easy to make, and the best part is they’re made with all-natural ingredients, so no guilt here!   The recipe is a breeze, with...

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

If you’re trying to sell your house, you may be looking at this spring season as the sweet spot – and you’re not wrong. We’re still in a seller’s market because there are so few homes for sale right now. And historically, this is the time of year when more buyers...

Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now?

Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now?

One of the biggest hurdles buyers have faced over the past few years has been a lack of homes available for sale. But that’s starting to change. The graph below uses the latest data from Realtor.com to show there are more homes on the market in 2024 than there have...

What’s the Latest with Mortgage Rates?

What’s the Latest with Mortgage Rates?

Recent headlines may leave you wondering what’s next for mortgage rates. Maybe you’d previously heard there were going to be cuts this year that would bring rates down. That refers to the Federal Reserve (the Fed) and what they do to their Fed Funds Rate. While...

The Heat Pump Dryer: A Game-Changer for Laundry

The Heat Pump Dryer: A Game-Changer for Laundry

What Is a Heat Pump Dryer? A heat pump dryer is a cutting-edge appliance designed to revolutionize the way we dry our clothes. Unlike traditional vented dryers, which expel hot air outside, heat pump dryers recycle and reuse heat within the machine. Here’s how it...

Mizeria (Polish Cucumbers in Sour Cream)

Mizeria (Polish Cucumbers in Sour Cream)

Ingredients For the Cucumbers: 1 large cucumber, with or without seeds, trimmed and peeled. 1/2 teaspoon fine salt, plus more to taste For the Dressing: 1/2 cup sour cream (You can substitute yogurt if you like) 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 2 teaspoons white vinegar,...

RED VELVET CHEESECAKE BARS

RED VELVET CHEESECAKE BARS

MAKES: 32 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 BAR PREP: 25 MINS BAKE: 25 MINS 350°F CHILL: 4 HRS   INGREDIENTS: Nonstick cooking spray 8 ounces milk chocolate, chopped, or 1 ⅓ cups milk chocolate pieces 2 cups finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 38 cookies) 2...