Top Five Ways To Ruin Antiques

An antique is a decorative object that is valuable because of its age. These days, people collect antiques for a number of reasons, including sentimental value, their monetary worth and for the purpose of adding charm to their home. Because antiques are generally old already, they require a little more attention and care. Breakage One.. read more →

Decorating For Men: Creating A Man-Friendly Space

When you begin thinking about decorating, usually a man-friendly space is not what springs to mind. The décor of a space popular with men is usually a large screen television and sports paraphernalia, and while this may seem to be the limit of their creativity, there are a lot of other options for creating a.. read more →

Celebrity chef Seamus Mullen encourages rheumatoid arthritis sufferers to rethink their approach to managing the disease

(BPT) – Seamus Mullen, cookbook author and owner of Tertulia restaurant in New York City, woke up with debilitating pain and couldn’t move. He tried to stand and collapsed. Unable to reach his phone, he stayed on the floor for hours until a neighbor heard him call for help. After several days in the hospital,.. read more →

Understanding Buyer Closing Costs

Most people who are in the market for a new home are aware of the costs associated with purchasing a home and moving, but closing costs can be expenses that may be overlooked, especially for first-time home buyers. The amount of the closing costs will depend on where you live, the type of home you.. read more →

Managing residential income property: One simple bit of timing can make a world of difference

Having been born and raised in SoCal, doing business there for over three decades, many of the lessons learned in nearly a decade of working in other states have been informative – an understatement if ever there was one. I’ll bet if you’re invested in a midwestern state, the thought of a last quarter vacancy.. read more →

The safety net that helps Americans with disabilities stay afloat

(BPT) – John Miller never much thought about the possibility that he might one day become disabled; he was too busy building and renovating homes throughout suburban Washington, D.C. For 40 years, Miller (a pseudonym to protect his privacy) worked long days with his brother – until an unexpected illness and injury struck. Like thousands.. read more →

Spring cleaning your small business technology

For small businesses, technology is like the windows in a home. It’s an essential component of your overall operation, one of the important ways in which you see and interact with the world, and, like windows in a home, you probably don’t think about cleaning it that often. Yet your technology needs care and maintenance,.. read more →

Save money and do a world of good with reusable containers

(BPT) – Even as the country moves out of the great recession, many Americans are still in a money-saving mode – looking to conserve wherever possible. Good news. There are simple ways to save money especially if you go back to the time-honored concept of BYO – “bringing your own” container of coffee, lunch or.. read more →

Renting: A financially smart option for South Florida small business

Starting a business is a huge endeavor for entrepreneurs, especially when larger expense items are on the required equipment list. During a business’s first few years of operation, renting equipment, rather than purchasing it outright, can allow the company to save money and invest toward becoming established. Entrepreneurs started more than 550,000 small businesses in.. read more →

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