Financial Friday – October 20th, 2017

WEEKLY UPDATE Weekly Review The stock market continued to advance into new record-high territory, boosted by releases from major third quarter corporate earnings reports.  This past week marked the fifth consecutive weekly gain for both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index despite a number of political and geopolitical anxieties among investors….

12 Ways to Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Bright Entry Try painting your front door for an inexpensive update that really packs a punch. Bright colors like the turquoise shade shown here (Sherwin Williams Nifty Turquoise) are an easy way to give your home a fun, fresh look. Borderline Design For a classic curb appeal boost, hedge your home with an adorable picket…

Men made millions stealing homes with forged deeds, feds say

Arlando Jacobs and Clarence Roland stole homes across Texas and two other states with the scribble of a pen, the FBI says. And they did so for about six years before being caught, agents said. In at least one case, Jacobs and his family squatted in a home they took control of with a forged deed, according to federal…

How to Make a Fall Rake Wreath

STEP 1 Gather Materials This is a great way to upcycle a broken rake that is unusable. We used a metal rake, but a plastic or bamboo rake could be used as well. STEP 2 Remove Handle Remove the rake head from the handle, spray paint both sides and allow it to dry. STEP 3…

5 Tips to Keep Critters Out of Your House This Fall

You’re about to spend a lot more time indoors, and mice, rats and other rodents love a cozy, warm home as much as you do. Keep critters out of yours with a few home repairs and adjustments this fall. Mice can squeeze through spaces smaller than a nickel, and their rodent relatives are equally crafty. So seal…