Cost Overruns, Venting, and Living In a Tent

Building a custom home is not for the faint of heart. Seriously. I've decided that building is like having a baby. It's extremely long and painful, but once you're done you forget the pain — just long enough to decide that you'd like to do it again. And when you...

Bank & Government Owned Homes

Affordable housing is so important in this economy. Giving your family a place to live is one of the most crucial expenditures — and also one of the biggest drains on family finances. This afternoon I found that good friends of ours are looking at a foreclosed home...

Be Prepared: Insure Yourself

With all the brouhaha over the appropriate role of government in regulating health insurance, it's reasonable that first we should define what insurance, as a commodity, really is. Insurance is a group pooling resources in order to protect individuals within the...