My Blog

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Baby in America?

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Baby in America?

For pregnant Americans, giving birth is only half the challenge. The other half is paying for it. The Peterson-Kaiser Family Foundation Health System Tracker estimates the average cost of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care for Americans with insurance is...

How to Quiet a Noisy Window Air Conditioner

How to Quiet a Noisy Window Air Conditioner

If your noisy air conditioner is becoming a nuisance, use these easy fixes from the pros. Whether you have a window unit or built-in ducts, air conditioners are a necessity in warm climates. However, over time, they can develop a familiar rattle that doesn't seem to...

How Much Does It Cost to Freeze Your Eggs?

How Much Does It Cost to Freeze Your Eggs?

According to a Yale Medicine article, in 2009, only 475 women froze their eggs in the United States. Since then, the costs have gone down and the technology has improved. In 2016, 7,276 women had done it.1 A 2022 report from the American Society of Reproductive...

What Is a Dormer? The Most Common Types to Consider

What Is a Dormer? The Most Common Types to Consider

Wondering what to call that window jutting out from your roof? Learn more about dormer windows, including pros, cons, and installation considerations. Simply put, a dormer is a vertical window that is set on a slanted roof. Prominent in 16th-century European...

6 U.S. Islands Where You Can Buy a Home for Under $150k

6 U.S. Islands Where You Can Buy a Home for Under $150k

Island living sounds like a dream, but the cost prevents most of us from making that dream a reality. However, the U.S. is full of islands where buying a vacation home is more accessible than you might think. So before you grab your passport in search of affordable...

Why Are Adjustable-Rate Mortgages So Popular Again?

Why Are Adjustable-Rate Mortgages So Popular Again?

Are you wondering what exactly is an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM)? And why are people suddenly so interested in them again? Experts explain why. On This Page Why are ARMs popular again? How are ARMs different now? How to know if an ARM is right for you When getting...