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Posted Aug 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Credit scores affect everything from the interest rates you pay when you borrow money to whether you can rent an apartment or get a job! Most Americans do not know what a strong score is and do not understand the financial cost of a poor score.Your credit score is a number lenders use to help them decide how likely it is that they will give you a loan or a credit card. This credit score is built on your credit history.The score is based on several factors, including your total...

Updated Jul 31, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Cash, a happy, curious year-old boxer puppy, fell ill after playing in a neighbor’s yard one Friday earlier this year. By Monday, he had to be euthanized.“Poor guy,” said Robert Schiffel, who had been...

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Smart homes are the wave of the future. Many fans of home automation are enamored of the technology behind these systems, which allow us to program our vast array of electronic household devices and operate them from afar. However, beyond...

Posted Jul 29, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: Hi, Monty, I read your articles regularly and find them very helpful and now have a query myself. Our Realtor called us for permission not to present offers below asking price; we agreed, but I don’t understand it.

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 10:14 AM

At this time of the year homeowners have more questions about insects than any other subject. “What is that insect? What should I do about it? How can I control it?”The identification of the pest can be of primary...

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 9:13 AM

Heading off on vacation? Have a fantastic time. Just make sure to secure your home sweet home before you hit the road. Here are easy, doable tips that will help keep your empty house safe against intruders while you are away.Outside...

Posted Jul 22, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: At what point in the process of selling a house does a Realtor or owner have to disclose the occurrence of a murder or suicide in the home? Virginia L. Monty’s answer: Each state has law that regulates this...

Updated Jul 21, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Foliage is a very important part in the design of your garden. Flowers bloom and fade but foliage is there to carry the garden through the summer. More and more breeders are developing unusual foliage plants with dramatic colors and that...

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Do you have any available space in the vegetable garden? You may have openings because plants such as the peas have been harvested, or because some plants were eaten by bugs, rabbits or woodchucks, or because plants died from some...

Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Back in 2013, while visiting Betty Hall, I noticed a large, burgundy, white-speckled, strange-looking lily growing in the shade garden behind her home.“That’s a voodoo lily,” Betty said. “It is...

Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 10:31 AM

When you look at a picture of a great garden, your eyes see only the dazzling “look” of the garden. But the garden is made up of many layers. Achieving a perfect balance of different plant types and groups is an art form that...

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