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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…

Choosing Your Signature Scent


The other day I walked into an Ulta for the very first time and was terribly overwhelmed. Ulta is a shopping meca for anyone who loves beauty products. The store is a "God" to all who want to smell and look beautiful The store houses hundreds of fragrances, makeup by the thousands and skincare for the scared. Need a hairdryer, curling iron or a straightner? One place stop girls! I am may be the last person on Earth who has been in Ulta but that one trip will not be my last. 

My mother and I were entranced in the fragrance department and wandered up and down and around the aisles in search of a scent we could call our own. I am interested in purchasing Joe a new cologne for Christmas and I may have chosen one. How wild does your nose go while in the fragrance department though? Here are a couple of tips I have learned on choosing the scent for yourself.

Don't Rely on Those Blotting Papers: Your chemistry is different than that piece of paper. When you spray the fragrance on yourself, the perfume is going to take on different notes from your skin.

Do Smell From A Few Inches Away: Wearing perfume is about smelling great but not just for yourself. Smelling the fragrance from a couple of inches away will allow you to make sure the fragrance isn't too strong. If you can smell it without bringing your wrist inwards towards your nose, you may be irritating to others. 

Don't Wear Perfume While Shopping For One: This is a hard one but you do not need to mix your fragrances while deciding on which ones to buy. Your skin needs to be clean and smell free. 

Do Take Home A Sample: Dab it own for a couple of days before deciding it is the one. You are going to spend a bit on a fragrance, might as well be one your really enjoy.

I hope these tips help. Please feel free to share other tips you have!


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