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Rebuilding your home and finances after disaster strikes

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger
Ruined and burnt house, scattered bricks

Hurricane Harvey, which pummeled Texas in late August, and Hurricane Irma, which blew through the Caribbean and Florida two weeks later, both took a heavy toll. Harvey caused more than 80 deaths and nearly $100 billion in losses. Irma claimed more than 60 victims and caused more than $50 billion in losses. But in some

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How to have a debt-free holiday season

Christy Bieber •
The Motley Fool
Celebration and presents

With the holiday season approaching quickly, Americans are coming together to share a common tradition: worrying about having enough cash to get through the festive season.  More than 6 in 10 Americans report feeling at least some stress during the holidays, and finances are the No. 1 cause across all age groups. Sadly, concerns about holiday

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How to remodel your home

Pat Mertz Esswein, <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i>, and Associate Editor •
Kiplinger
Construction worker remodeling home

Jason and Carrie Kelroy of Wauwatosa, Wis., loved their 2,200-square-foot, 1930s-era colonial, and they loved their neighborhood, where they could walk to schools, their church, and a coffee shop, or drive to a Milwaukee Brewers game or to Summerfest on the lakefront in 20 minutes. But with three kids and two big dogs, space felt

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