July 1, 2013
On the journey to financial freedom, there are the big crises you see coming (replacing an old vehicle, taxes) and the ones you don’t (car accident, major illness,...
June 24, 2013
Hurricane season started June 1 and now is the time to ask yourself if you’re ready. In addition to bottled water and fresh batteries, it may be time to buy flood...
June 4, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — This could be a stormy year, hurricane-wise.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's...
May 28, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The fallout from the Moore, Okla., tornado is measured first in lives, with 24 people killed (many of them schoolchildren), 237 injured and 13,000 homes damaged by...
January 18, 2013
My first impulse was: Throw it all out.
When we first started the clean-up of our home after Superstorm Sandy last October, I wanted everything that had been coated in that mix of mud, sand, salt water and raw sewage out of my house. And...
December 19, 2012
Perhaps you fear the day that the Mayan long count slips into the next b'ak'tun on Dec. 21, 2012, or you've been listening to Harold Camping broadcasts with a sense of nostalgia recently. Maybe the fiscal cliff negotiations have you...
November 5, 2012
Natural disasters can bring out the best in people, and also the worst.
Following disasters like superstorm Sandy, opportunists and scam artists prey on victims as well as those who want to help. You can expect scams related to home repair...
November 1, 2012
All along the upper Atlantic Coast, people are eying their homeowners policies, to see if insurance will cover the damage that Hurricane Sandy left behind.
I hope you already did...
November 1, 2012
When the National Hurricane Center declared Sandy a "post-tropical storm" just before it made landfall, a lot of homeowners across New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Maryland may have saved a lot of money. The governors of these states have...
October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is charging up the East Coast as a cold front is tearing across the U.S. from the west and an arctic blast is barreling down from the north. The resulting "Frankenstorm" could cause gale-force winds, heavy rains and flooding -...