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How to Write a Check

Back to Basics : How to Write a Check. I opened my first checking account when I was 16 years old. My parents insisted that I learn how to manage money, to write checks, and balance the register every month. Today, it’s rare to see someone use a checkbook or maintain the old-fashioned paper registers, even though they are still included in a new box of checks. Now we can make transactions over the internet and check our balance on the spot. A 2013 Federal Reserve study reports that in…

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One house sold – and the other is in progress.

Sold!   I decided to sell my current house and listed it the first week of May, thinking it would be on the market for a few months. Instead, I was under contract in 15 days! The month has been a whirlwind – we’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy!     Home inspection The home inspector found the house to be clear of issues, but the chimney inspection turned up some damage on the 100-year-old chimney and flashing. I can’t leave something like that for new buyers, so chimney smiths are on…

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Giving Old Bricks a New Life

During the demolition process of Eleven House’s interior, we removed two brick chimneys that were unsafe and unnecessary, now that we were going with electric heat and a pellet stove.   Taking it down We removed bricks from the roof level and tossed them to the hillside on the edge of the property. Then we removed the inside bricks and stacked them in the room that will eventually be a kitchen. They have been there ever since. I considered using them outside in the narrow part of the property. But…

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