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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…

Visit: The Museum of National History

It's amazing after the multiple visits to the National Mall in DC, I have never visited The Museum of National History. I have seen the Air and Space Museum many times and paraded around the Capitol, many of the monuments and even done a cartwheel at the Reflecting Pool but never stepped foot in this awesome structure!


The girls and I, along with my mom, trekked the ten blocks from our hotel in the FRIGID temperatures on Saturday and into the warm enveloping arms of The Museum of National History. We waited on my mother-in-law, Susan, and sister-in-law, Lindsey, to arrive via Metro. While waiting we were asked to volunteer for this bird game the museum was testing and because all my girls are three years apart in age, they were just perfect in testing how different age groups would take to it. They were a hit at the game and the developer was quite impressed with my young-ins. 

After Susan and Lindsey arrived and we deposited our coats in the coat room, I would suggest this in the winter, we stepped into a new world of possibilities. The world of natural history is an interesting one with many view points. I am happy with many viewpoints. 








* Outside of The Museum of Natural History
* Playing the bird game
* The girls in the main hall
* The Death Pose
* Scared crap less if this came swooping my way, right?
* This is seriously our brown cat at our house. Poor birdie!!
* Not sure about some T-shirt designers...
* The Mammal Hall
* Insects and their lives
* Ellie
* The Hope Diamond
* Me with a Caribou... my mom tells this story on how she saw one walking down our street one snowy day. I tell her she should lay off the wine during the day. ;)


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