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Budgeting Your Project February 23, 2022

How do I Pay Off a Home Equity Line Faster?

A home equity credit line (HELOC) uses the equity built up in your home to give cash for large purchases, like appliances and remodeling projects, debt consolidation and education. A HELOC, that operates like a credit card, uses your home…..

Budgeting Your Project February 20, 2022

The Way to Amortize a Mortgage

Amortization is the process of paying off a mortgage loan in equal payments. Generally, amortized mortgages include curiosity together with the principal balance of this loan. Mortgage payments–that are usually paid monthly, quarterly or yearly –reduce the principal balance of…..

Eclectic Homes February 14, 2022

Guest Picks: White Dinnerware for the Holidays and After

Each autumn, with the holidays fast approaching, my mind turns to my own tabletop. Lately I have been eyeing white dinnerware sets. A white place setting is always a classic, and it permits me to introduce a world of color…..

Eclectic Homes February 8, 2022

Guest Picks: 20 Pieces for a Dining Room Makeover

I recently found a beautiful pub cart for a mere $20 at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena. Since I brought it home, I’ve had one thing on my mind: a dining room makeover. While I feel that a…..

Eclectic Homes February 4, 2022

Guest Picks: Tea Towel Mania

Sometimes it’s the smallest details — such as cheerful tea towels — that make the biggest difference when making a kitchen feel comfy and inviting. Tea towels are deceptively versatile linens, useful for much more than simply wiping up spills……