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5 Reasons Buying a Home is Better Than Renting!

Purchasing a home offers amazing financial benefits. Renting a home offers amazing financial benefits for the owner of the property you are renting from. Keep that in mind the next time you think about staying in your rental.

1. You Are Paying For A Home Regardless if You Rent or Buy

Some will argue renting eliminates the costs of property taxes and home repairs. All renters should realize that all the expenses your landlord must incur (property taxes, repairs, insurance and etc.) are rolled into your rent anyway along with profit margin.

2.  Home Ownership Is a Form of Forced Savings

Studies have shown homeowners have a net worth 44X times higher than a renter. It was recently estimated that a family buying a average home this past January could build more than $40,000 in family wealth in the next five years.

3. Owning Is a Hedge Against Inflation

Home values and rents tend to go up at or higher than the rate of inflation. When you own, your home's value will protect you against in…

Salad Bar Party


I threw a girly party yesterday for a couple of my girlfriends. We had a wonderful time talking over what has been happening lately in our lives. Since we are going out of town Tuesday for two weeks, I have to admit I was trying to clear out my refrigerator a bit. 

I had a huge head of romaine lettuce and I always have a ton of salad dressings. Instead of buying a lot of items that would go uneaten, Salad Bar Party it became. 

I have a ton of these small glass containers my Aunt Sallie gave me the last time she visited from Knoxville. These we actually my great grandmother's. They were perfect for dressings and the toppings. 

I served Wishbone Italian, Kraft Classic Ranch, Kraft Creamy French, Brianna's Saucy Ginger Mandarin, Cardini's Caesar, Braswell's Creamy Vadalia Onion, and Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Basil Parmesan Vinaigrette. 

The toppings included Bacon Bits, Croutons, Shredded Carrots, Red Onion, Cucumber, Won tons, and Craisins. 

It was a hit. I've never done a salad bar before but I think it will be done again!

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