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How to remodel on a budget

Giving your home a facelift is something many look forward to. You might have just moved in and want to spruce up the place, or you have had the opportunity to enjoy your current home design just a tad more than you’d like. A fresh look is a welcome change, especially when it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Just a little bit of research will lead you to places where you can find very affordable things and it will also show you that a bit of “do-it-yourself” is not as hard as you might have thought at first. …

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Should you pay for your child’s college education?

Going off to college is one of the biggest steps in your child’s move from teenage to adult years. As they quickly move through their senior year in high school they will be applying to different universities, scheduling campus visits and opening acceptance letters and celebrating their success. It’s an amazing time as you see your kid move from high school graduation to preparing to head off to their new school soon, where it’s a good time to learn about living on a budget and the impact your credit score can have. Every year college costs continue to rise, …

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5 things to know about probate in Washington state

Death of a loved one can often turn our entire life upside down. It’s not only a stressful and sad time but usually also a period of confusion from a legal point of view. To make the process of settling the estate left after the deceased person a bit easier, and safer, many states go through probate.

Probate is the official term for the process of settling an estate based on the will of a deceased person. It also includes collecting assets and paying debts. Probate makes sure that the will of a person will be honored and prevents fraud …

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