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Why and How to Lime a Lawn

Dmitry Kalinovsky / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on LawnStarter. How well did you pay attention in high school chemistry? You probably never guessed pH would one day affect your front lawn. That’s where liming comes in, and we’ll show you why and how to lime a lawn. If your yellow lawn isn’t […]

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The Fastest-Growing Jobs in Construction for 2022

Greenseas / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Construction Coverage. Despite inflation, rising interest rates, and recession fears, the outlook for the construction industry in the next few years appears positive, according to Construction Coverage. A midyear report from the American Institute of Architects projected 9.1% growth in nonresidential construction for the remainder […]

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8 Things That Are Free in December

pikselstock / Shutterstock.com As the holiday season gets into full swing, Santa has arrived early with some fabulous freebies. From complimentary coffee this month to a chance to get a free frosty treat every day in 2023, we’ve rounded up some of the best — and most delicious — deals for December. Read on to […]

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5 Countries That Offer Retirement Visas to Americans

View Apart / Shutterstock.com Living abroad can be an attractive and affordable way to spend retirement. And many countries offer visas specifically for American retirees. While often temporary, they are usually the start of a pathway to permanent residence. There are certainly potential challenges to retiring abroad, including dealing with taxes, assuring you’ll have access […]

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IRS Hikes Penalties for Underpaying Taxes in 2023

The penalty for underpaying your taxes is about to sting a bit more than in the past. The IRS announced Nov. 29 that the interest rates it charges for underpayments will rise for the first quarter of 2023 — Jan. 1 through March 31. The rates the federal agency pays for overpayments also will rise. […]

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6 Benefits of a Living Fence

Savicic / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on LawnStarter. Fences replaced moats in ancient times. Today, you can create ornate barriers from many materials, including plants. Living fences are a sustainable and cost-effective way to define your property. If you’re dreaming of a way to add fantasy-invoking beauty to your yard, read on […]

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What Is ‘the Fed’ — and Why Should You Care?

Ralf’s Icons / Shutterstock.com What is the Federal Reserve? You probably know the Fed is powerful. Its meetings are tracked carefully by investors and the news media. Its work can seem complex. You get that it deals with money, loads of it. And numbers: tons and tons of data. OK, impressive. But, otherwise, why should […]

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Cut These 11 Expenses Now If You Hope to Retire Early

Cookie Studio / Shutterstock.com Many people dream of retiring early. In fact, there’s even a movement these days, called FIRE, that offers the hope of financial independence (“FI”) and the ability to retire early (“RE”) from the grind. However, it’s important to note that in many cases, FIRE requires a great deal of planning — […]