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Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 9:14 AM

By Laura FirsztNetworxOne of summer’s greatest joys is dining al fresco on juicy hamburgers or marinated mushroom kabobs fresh off the flame. It’s not only fun, it’s also green; if you live in a sweltering state, cooking outdoors will take a load off your HVAC. Nowadays home chefs can cook almost anything on the grill. Here are some of the season’s niftiest BBQ accessories to help.Pans and racksMesh or perforated...

Posted Jul 23, 2014 at 1:01 AM

By Richard MontgomeryMore Content NowReader question: Monty, we inherited two 16-unit apartment buildings from my father. They have been in the family for over 30 years. I never took an interest in real estate until now, but...

Posted Jul 22, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekWith summer in full bloom, you may be looking for easy do-it-yourself projects to spruce up your backyard before the season ends. Finding ways to repurpose old items while mixing in new materials helps extend...

Posted Jul 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM

If your overall financial picture needs to be improved, it's going to take some time.However, you've got to start somewhere, and your monthly expenses are a good place to begin. Saving $50 per month may not sound like much, but if...

Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

After Pittsburg received a grant for a hiking/biking trail from the state last year, city officials didn't expect much when they applied in 2014. In fact, there were plenty of reasons to believe they would come up empty-handed the second...

Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 9:09 AM

By Laura FirsztNetworxBeachy style brings to mind long lazy days at the shore ... and it can add coziness and personality to an inland house or apartment as well as it does to a seaside cottage. If you are stuck in the city...

Posted Jul 16, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: Monty, we are getting our house ready to put on the market. The advice from different agents has generated a variety of contrasting opinions about how to prepare the house for showings. We feel like two of the agents are...

Posted Jul 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Headlines the past few years have mentioned the comeback of canning, or preserving, foods at home. Karen Blakeslee, food science extension associate for K-State Research and Extension and coordinator of the Rapid Response Center, teaches...

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Tip of the WeekThe longer days and warmer weather make summer the ideal season to complete a home improvement project. While the season lasts, consider tackling these remodeling jobs:Outdoor kitchen - An outdoor kitchen can...

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 9:54 AM

A fence can be installed for a number of reasons – privacy, security, decoration, noise reduction or keeping livestock in and unwanted visitors out. From simple mud walls to high-tech virtual barriers, various forms of fencing are...

Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Reader Question: We found a home we want to make an offer on and our agent wants us to use a home inspector that is on their “team.” The agent believes the “team inspector” is the only good inspector in town. We...

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