Burst Pipes: Ways To Prevent Damage

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Water Expands Nine Percent When Frozen

Burst pipes can occur any time of year, but your home is more vulnerable during the winter months when freezing temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst. Did you know that a gallon of water expands by nine percent when frozen?  Imagine what happens to pipes when temperatures drop below freezing for a sustained period of time.  Paying attention to weather forecasts during the winter is especially important so you can take preventative steps to avoid burst pipes. read more

Time To Start Planning for Retirement

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Where do I begin?

By Guest Blogger:  Michelle Quay

Although most of us recognize the importance of sound retirement planning, few of us embrace the nitty-gritty work involved. With thousands of investment possibilities, complex rules governing retirement plans, and so on, most people don’t even know where to begin. Here are some suggestions to help you get started. read more

Ancient, Edgy and Industrial Patina, Pink and Punk! Today’s Home Fashion Spotlight from The Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market from New Leaf Interiors

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Ancient, Edgy and Industrial Patina, Pink and Punk!

By Guest Blogger;  Karen Kaplan of New Leaf Interiors

Last month’s Atlanta Gift and Home Furnishings Market offered a myriad of great design.  While there are always options of going your own way in design and doing what you love in your own home regardless of trends, there are some recurring themes each year and these were the ones that stood out this week. read more