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Krissy Schwab

From gardening and green cleaning products to sustainable home improvement projects, Krissy’s got you covered. Learn more about how your environmentally friendly home not only helps Mother Earth but also saves you money.

Human Centered Design Explained

Human centered design takes a traditional home and optimizes it for maximum safety and ergonomics. Many architects, designers and builders strive for a barrier-free environment – particularly for those with disabilities. However, universal design tries to make life easier and more efficient for everyone.

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Financial Lessons I Learned from Having a Motorcycle

Motorcycles aren’t just for riding. Believe it or not, motorcycle ownership has taught me some valuable financial lessons.

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Increased Manufacturing Orders May Boost Economy – Market Update

News of increased manufacturing orders in December due today may boost consumer confidence and improve stock market yields.

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Top 10 Things You Need To Know About A Real Estate Appraisal Inspection - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

That’s an Interesting Looking House: Prairie Style

This week we’re moving into the modern era and looking at Prairie or Frank Lloyd Wright style homes. However, be aware that not all Prairie style homes are Frank Lloyd Wright homes. Just like all bourbons are whiskeys, but not all whiskeys are bourbons, but that’s another story for another day.

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Stocks Rising This Morning – Market Update

The bond market is up this morning with the rally being driven by a disappointing unemployment report. There are still lesser economic numbers getting released throughout the day, which has the potential to move the markets.

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Tips to Start Your Home Aquarium

Setting Up a Fish Tank at Home

Fish tanks can be a great addition to your home, but before you go crazy putting a fish tank together, read on. Starting one is easy, but not as easy as just throwing a goldfish in a bowl.

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Need Some Tranquility in Your Life? Try a Fish Tank

You don’t have to put on SCUBA gear to enjoy the underwater world. Fish tanks offer tons of great benefits and are inexpensive and easy to get started.

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Multiple Economic Reports This Week – Market Update

Highlighted by multiple reports that will give an indication of the health of our economy, this week will be full of data for you to consume.

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European Banks Pay Back Loans – Market Update

The markets got a dose of good news overnight. Banks in Europe decided to pay back a large amount of the money they borrowed.

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Energy Star Labels - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

ENERGY STAR Labels: What You Need to Know

It seems like everything I look at has an ENERGY STAR label. I’ve wondered something though: Are ENERGY STAR labels marketing ploys or do they really mean something?

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