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(NewsUSA) - People are not prone to change. We are creatures of habit, and even small sacrifices -- despite potentially handsome rewards -- can be difficult. Businesses are no different.
(BPT) - Now is the time when building industry experts urge homeowners to consider home renovations for the year. While thinking about home renovations may be the furthest thing from your mind right now, the recommendation is valid. With temperatures below freezing and furnaces across the country working overtime, winter is an ideal time to assess your home’s energy efficiency.
(BPT) - Have you ever wished you had more space in your home? Maybe you’d use the space to pursue a hobby, host out-of-town guests or just spread out and get some quiet time to yourself. The space you desire could already be in your home in your basement. If your cellar is nothing but a series of unfinished areas used for storage, you’re not getting all the benefits you could be from the space.
(NAPSI)—While many find it’s easier to make excuses than to make a commitment to save, it doesn’t have to be that way. The key is to have a plan you can follow and stick with it. To help you get started, here are some tips.
It’s taking a lot longer to pay off that new or used car nowadays.
For more than 50 years, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) have been one of the top lifestyle choices for older adults across the country. CCRCs are popular because they offer unique value and protection against the high costs of long-term care.
Marana Mayor Ed Honea doesn’t care if the state balances its budget (Explorer Feb. 21). I (and a lot of others) do care that the state has a balanced budget, and not by me (or us) paying higher fees and taxes to the state that then get cycled back to Marana. Nor am I (or we) interested in paying higher costs for goods that result from higher business fees and taxes paid to the state cycling that money back to Marana.
James Coyle and the rest of his fellow seventh-grade classmates at Coronado K-8 School had to make a business plan for class.
The Town of Oro Valley is at a crossroads. We have the opportunity to purchase 324 acres of land in the heart of our community, a 31,475-square-foot building which could be converted into a community and recreation center, 31 tennis courts, 45 holes of golf and two swimming pools, all for $1 million in cash over a three-year period.
(BPT) - Every year, homeowners across the country face the expense of coping with winter – from cranking the heat to lighting your home during a season with fewer hours of daylight. However, it doesn’t take a lot of new technology to turn your house into an efficient home, and the payoff can be big. Consider these easy tips to save money while staying warm.
(BPT) - As temperatures drop, home heating costs increase across the country. In fact, experts predict this winter will be colder than previously expected, and electricity and natural gas prices will climb accordingly, ABC News reports. While the majority of Americans rely on those two sources to heat their homes, there is a time-proven alternative that should warrant consideration for homeowners looking to trim heating costs this winter: heating with wood.
(BPT) - Tax season is officially here. Last year, 40 percent of Americans chose to file their own taxes – but not all do-it-yourself tax preparation tools are created equal. For those consumers who like to sit in the driver’s seat when filing, here are five tips for what to look for when choosing at-home tax preparation products.
Mozart and Mahler at the height of their powers: Music Director and Conductor George Hanson will lead the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and two stars from the Metropolitan Opera in the MasterWorks Series program, Mozart and Mahler Celebrate Family and Earth. Performance is Friday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 7575 N. Paseo del Norte in Tucson. The first half of the program will feature Mozart's SymphonyNo. 35, "Haffner;" Mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford from the Metropolitan Opera and four time Grammy Award winning tenor Anthony Dean Griffey will join the TSO for the second half, GustavMahler's Das Lied von der Erde. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets.
(NAPSI)—Settling into a new place can be an exciting time. You’re unpacking, meeting new neighbors, getting the “lay of the land” and making decisions about how to furnish and decorate your home. At the same time, you’re assuming many new financial responsibilities, such as mortgage payments and maintenance costs. That’s one reason it’s important to protect yourself and your family by making sure you have a sound financial foundation.
Bloomberg: The U.S. Secret Service found a small, remote-controlled drone on the White House grounds overnight. The drone, a quadcopter, is widely available and costs a few hundred dollars. That type of drone can only fly for about 20 minutes and it's carrying capacity is limited to items about the size and weight of a small camera.
(NewsUSA) - A simple, inexpensive lighting update can completely transform your kitchen from dull to dynamite.
(Family Features) Borrowing money can help you manage your way out of a tight spot, but doing so without knowing all the facts can make your finances even tighter in the long run.
(Family Features) When cold winter days keep you inside, you may find yourself quickly bored with your surroundings. While you wait for the sun to make its next appearance, it’s the perfect time for a mini-makeover to make your indoor space feel fresh and appealing.
(Family Features) When temperatures begin creeping up again, it signals time for an annual tradition: spring cleaning. While big projects like windows are hard to overlook, don’t forget smaller areas that need attention, too, such as your home office.
(Family Features) Homeowners can avoid emergency repairs by completing a few home projects each season. A simple project such as inspecting the plumbing annually can prevent the unexpected cost of repairing water damage from a pipe that burst.
(BPT) - The trend toward affordable luxury has resonated in the hearts of American homeowners, including those in the market for a manufactured home. Today’s manufactured homes deliver affordability and convenience, as well as the kind of designer elements found in site-built homes.
(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - As health care costs continue to increase, employees are turning to voluntary benefits like accident, critical illness and hospital plans as a way to fill in coverage gaps. In fact, according to the 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report nearly 88 percent of workers agree they consider voluntary benefits an important part of a comprehensive benefits package.
(BPT) - With a whole new year ahead, now is the perfect time to relax and refresh with at-home spa treatments that are easy, natural, luxurious and, best of all, affordable.
Tax season is here, and that means like any year, Tax– particularly those filing without the help of a professional – will be exposed to a number of complexities when filing before the April 15 deadline.
Here’s your first lesson in government for the year. No, we’re not going over the hundred questions on the new high school civics test. We’re taking a look at what we’ve learned about government and politics from our new Governor Doug Ducey. Spoiler alert: the lesson will not be uplifting. Our new Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas might even say it’s too cynical to be taught to elementary school children. But we can take it. We’re all adults here.