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  • Smart home improvements can save you money

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    During fall, many homeowners focus on small upgrades and improvements. The turning season is the perfect time to find and correct potential compromises in your home before they become larger, costly, renovation issues.

    “Whether it is routine home exterior checks or appliances purchases, there are many ways homeowners can conduct basic, inexpensive home maintenance,” said Harold “Bud” Dietrich, member of the American Institute of Architects Custom Residential Architecture Network.

     

  • Celebrating Halloween and fall affordably

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    With the beginning of autumn comes time to decorate your home for Halloween and harvest, stock the pantry with heartier foods and spruce up your wardrobe with seasonal fashions.

    Transitioning into fall can be easy by staying on a budget and the shopping experts at Dollar General are sharing ways to celebrate fall affordably:

  • Smart home improvements can save you money

    StatePoint

     

    During fall, many homeowners focus on small upgrades and improvements. The turning season is the perfect time to find and correct potential compromises in your home before they become larger, costly, renovation issues.

    “Whether it is routine home exterior checks or appliances purchases, there are many ways homeowners can conduct basic, inexpensive home maintenance,” said Harold “Bud” Dietrich, member of the American Institute of Architects Custom Residential Architecture Network.

     

  • Celebrating Halloween and fall affordably

    StatePoint

     

    With the beginning of autumn comes time to decorate your home for Halloween and harvest, stock the pantry with heartier foods and spruce up your wardrobe with seasonal fashions.

    Transitioning into fall can be easy by staying on a budget and the shopping experts at Dollar General are sharing ways to celebrate fall affordably:

  • Wood stoves are evolving

    It used to be that having an alternate heating source for your home meant a fireplace or wood stove.

    Not anymore.

    Insurance companies look with disfavor on burning wood inside a house, and with old-fashioned fireplaces, a quarter of your heat might go up in smoke — and right out the chimney.

    Wood-burning stoves have evolved, however, and some are efficient enough to heat a house. They’re also greener energy.

  • Nelson County 4-H receives funding from ‘Ag Tag’

    In February, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer asked farmers across Kentucky to make an “Ag Tag” donation. For the second time, the proceeds from voluntary donations to the Agricultural Program Trust fund would be divided equally among 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud.
    Farmers had the option to donation $10 when they renewed their license plates in March.

  • Garlic goes in; sweet potatoes come out

    There are two categories of garlic to consider: Allium sativum, or softneck garlic, and Allium ophioscordon, or hardneck garlic.

  • Top 10 do it yourself ideas from Pinterest

    Finding cheap and inexpensive ways to clean or decorate a house can be difficult for some.

    During tough economic times, most families have already had to cut to the bare minimum. But what most don’t realize is that they may already have the materials, they just might not know how to use them.

    From using household items to things found in nature, there are ways to clean and decorate a home and garden without breaking the bank.

  • Five signs you need to insulate your home this winter

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    The average family spends more than $1000 annually — nearly half a home’s total energy bill — on heating and cooling costs, according to the U.S. government’s Energy Star program. Unfortunately, a large portion of those expenses are wasted due to poor home insulation.

    How do you know if your home is properly insulated?

  • Top tasks for maintaining your fall home maintenance

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    Keeping your home in shape may not top your daily to-do list, but completing certain small seasonal tasks can save you money, time and the need to complete larger, more expensive projects in the future.

    “Investing a small amount for preventative fall home maintenance can save thousands in the long run,” Leah Ingram, personal finance expert, said.

    Don’t know where to start? The following checklist from HomeAdvisor can help homeowners prepare their homes for the cooler months: