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1). Cabinet Refacing Offers a Quick Pick-Me-Up for Your Kitchen
Kitchens are one of the most popular rooms in the home and probably the number one room where remodeling can add tremendous value to your property. House flippers will focus a large portion of their budget on the kitchen as it is the biggest draw for house shoppers. What if your kitchen is in need of a face lift but you donít have the major budget of a seasoned house flipper? You can benefit from a strong first impression by simply refacing your kitchen cabinets.

2). Hanging Curtains? Donít Forget the Rods and Finials!

Probably one of the most overlooked features of window are the curtain rods and finials. For a lot of people this is the last thing they think about if theyíve chosen a curtain that covers most (if not all) of the curtain rod anyway. Who cares what it looks like? Well, someday you may fall in love with a curtain style, such as a button tabbed curtain, that prominently displays the rod underneath.

3). Controlling Dust Mites in Your Home
My guess is that you don't know much about dust mites except they are small, unseen creatures that disgust you. Perhaps someone in your household is allergic to them. Here is some background information on dust mites and how you can work to control them in your house.

Dust mites don't live in your air ducts, although most people tend to focus there when attempting to remove them.

4). Teach Your Children About Money
I firmly believe that if we'd been taught more about investing and basic money management in high school (and younger!) my generation wouldn't have some of the financial troubles that they do. I was lucky enough to have parents who taught me those lessons at home, but many of my friends weren't so lucky. I don't think much has changed for our own children.

5). Play the Credit Card Game and WIN
When we got married we had over $34,000 in outstanding debts, much of it on credit cards. After sitting down to have a good cry I got things into perspective. With a solid plan and the determination to stick with it, we could have those debts completely paid off within a couple of years.

The time it takes to clear those debts depends on your income and ability to trim other expenses in order to funnel as much money as possible toward those debts.

6). Conquering My Fear of Flying
I admit it, I am afraid to fly. And Iím not alone, as many as 1 in 6 adults has at least some fears about flying. For me itís definitely not a rational fear. In fact all my analytical and logical skills fly right out the window whenever I think about getting on a commercial plane. The most amazing part is that I grew up flying. My father owns a small plane and we would go flying every weekend.

7). Invest in Your Home by Starting In the Basement
For those lucky homeowners who have basements, making sure you do everything you can to keep that basement clean and dry is vital for the ongoing stability of your home's foundation and overall safety of your home's environment. A number of nasty diseases can spawn from mold and mildew run amok in your damp basement. Here are some aspects to consider when doing a little basement waterproofing.

8). Top 10 Fear of Flying Power Statements
A fearful flyer who is about to board a plane doesn't usually remember a single fact or figure about the safety of air travel. That fearful flyer is more concerned about whether they can get on the plane without having a nervous breakdown and desperately wanting to know they'll make it safely to their destination so they can get back OFF the plane.

That's what happens to me when I'm boarding a plane.

9). Home Theaters Give You an Escape From Reality
There's nothing quite so satisfying as being able to immerse yourself in total darkness before seeing a crystal clear studio logo pop onto the big screen while a blast of 5.1 digital surround sound overtakes your senses and rumbles beneath you. You are experiencing the rush of watching a movie in a theater. But not just any theater, it's your home theater.

10). Getting Help for Troubled Teens: When and Where to Go
When your teenager starts to get out of hand you have to ask yourself some hard questions. The first step is to honestly evaluate how you think you're doing when communicating with your teen. Do you feel you are sharing valuable information and time? Or do you feel there is a communication gap and he's hiding something?
Look for these warning signs:

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