Posted on September 22, 2020 by iwano@_84
If you’re saving for your first home, there’s no shortage of advice out there — some of it questionable, even if you do have an avocado toast habit. Still, it’s true that your down payment may be the biggest check you ever write.
But once you move in, it’s also true that the cash tends to just keep flying out of your bank account like that money-with-wings emoji. If you drain your savings on closing day, you’ll have to delay furnishings or repairs, to say nothing of less-pressing cosmetic changes.
A sizable cash cushion makes the cost of owning a home more manageable. But even if you lack that cushion, it helps to at least know what to expect and what else you may need to finance or start saving for again. Here’s what I learned.
1. THINGS WILL BREAK
I’ve lost count of the handymen, electricians and plumbers who
Posted on September 21, 2020 by iwano@_84
By Dan Foley, the CEO and co-founder of Tailored Ink, a boutique copywriting and marketing firm based in New York City
This is not an article about hygiene. Yes, it’s gross when you realize that somewhere between 38% and 75% of people take their phones with them to the bathroom — especially in the Covid-19 era.
But, again, this is not an article about hygiene. It’s about happiness, productivity, creativity and the dangers of taking your phone to the bathroom (even in the best of times).
Working From Home? Why You Need A Break From The Screen
Working from home has its benefits. I’ve been doing it since I started my business six years ago, and I’m the first to sing the praises of killing the commute. But I also know all too well the drawbacks of working from home — and they mostly involve screens.
Posted on May 4, 2020 by iwano@_84
Even when we don’t mean to, doors get slammed. This tends to be especially true for homes with young children, adolescent children, and even unruly pets! Simply leaving a window open can create a forceful suction in a room and cause a door to slam by accident. Slammed doors can cause broken hinges, cracked molding, drywall damage, and more.
Although these are fairly simple repairs, they are easily avoidable with the right preventative solutions. To protect your walls and your ears, put an end to the incessant slamming and install door stoppers or bumpers! Continue reading to learn which door stoppers and bumpers are most recommended for a budget-conscious shopper.
These are the ones that are shaped like a cone, with heavy springs spiraling down to a solid rubber peg. They attach to the lower baseboard, behind the door, and are one of the most affordable options you’ll … Read More