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I have been a certified tightwad since I became pregnant with my first child and decided to find a way to stay home with him. I enjoy sharing my experiences in my journey back to financial health and planning for a future -- which will include sending 2 kids to college and early retirement.

As a homeowner, you have to get creative about the ways you attempt to sell your home, since homes aren't selling very fast on their own these days. Here are some creative ways to sell your house fast.

If you rent an apartment, or a house, then you're probably wondering if you should buy renters insurance or not. So, who really needs to buy renter's insurance? Here's what you need to know about insurance for renters.

In the end, doing everything yourself will usually cost more -- in terms of money, wasted time, and errors due to inexperience. Tackling too many DIY projects will also cost you in terms of the amount of time you could have spent with your family and the time you could have spent taking care of yourself.

I'm here to tell you that sometimes doing it yourself does not pay off. In addition to paying to rent the carpet cleaner machine, and the carpet cleaning solution, three of us spent 2 days moving furniture, setting up fans, and maneuvering this HUGE machine to get our carpets clean. We lost a lot of valuable time. And we're all sore!