• Change can be nerve-wracking. There’s a reason those home video shows never seem to run out of footage of brides passing out and grooms tossing their cookies at the altar. While the shows would have…   Read the Article

  • Upside Down. Underwater. Walking away. What sounds like a set of cues for Aquatic Twister are actually the new-age descriptors for an age-old dilemma. The problem of owing more on your home than it…   Read the Article

  • My husband exemplifies the saying, "You can’t judge a book by its cover." He’s a stern-looking, 250-pound, 6-foot-two former bouncer who loves kitties and spends his spare time helping little old…   Read the Article

  • It was not so long ago that the term “short sale” was about as familiar to the average American as a novel written in hieroglyphics, while “foreclosure” was a thing that happened infrequently and…   Read the Article

  • Pity the tiny gecko that winds up on the meal plan of the wind spider. If caught, the fangs sink in, and he is eaten alive. Or consider the fly that’s seized by an ambush bug: first saliva is…   Read the Article

  • They don’t wear black hats. There is no twirling mustache. They aren’t accompanied by a big beefy man with knuckle rings and a grimace, to imply that if you don’t cooperate your knees may soon bend…   Read the Article

  • If you’re ever broke, without a place to live and thus forced to move your family back in your old bedroom at your parents’ house -- you could look at that scenario as something bad. Or you…   Read the Article

  • Television viewers of a certain age remember The Jeffersons and its theme song: “We’re movin’ on up, to the east side, to a deluxe apartment in the sky. Movin’ on up, to the east side, we finally got…   Read the Article

  • It seems like only yesterday you were having your first child and setting up a home for a growing family. Fast forward to today, when your youngest calls to say she's found the perfect apartment and…   Read the Article

  • Some people spend winter counting down the days until the weather gets warmer and shorts and flip-flops can once again be worn. But for others, warm weather doesn’t end just because fall has. Living…   Read the Article