Home Improvement

Beware These 5 Debt Traps

Getting out of debt is one of the best ways to improve your retirement prospects. Here's how to climb out of these five tricky debt situations.

How to Save Money With Pinterest

Most people don't realize how they can save money using Pinterest. Check out how some enthusiasts use the virtual pin board to save big on home projects.

Rent to Save on Power Tools

Power tools are expensive, and you likely won't be using them often. Here's how you can save on the cost of equipment while still getting the job done.

Midday Market Minute: Lowe's 4Q Net Income Tops Expectations

Home improvement retailer Lowe's Cos. credits cleanup efforts after Superstorm Sandy and its new pricing strategy for fourth-quarter earnings that surpassed Wall Street expectations, a sign that people are beginning to feel better about spending money on their homes as the housing market slowly recovers.

The Top 10 Consumer Complaints

The Consumer Federation of America on Tuesday released its annual chronicle of the top 10 consumer complaints. The CFA list comes from a survey of 38 consumer agencies about the kinds of complaints they received in 2011.

10 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

By Kimberly Lankford, Kiplinger If you have a refund check coming your way, consider using it to bolster your personal balance sheet. The average...

Is It Time to Revive Plans for Home Improvement?

Whether it's adding granite counters to your kitchen or converting your garage into a home theater, nearly every homeowner has some ideas for a makeover. You know all the reasons to wait -- but there are positive signs on the horizon that might encourage you to break out the tools.