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Safety

Jun 14, 2017 - 4:38 PM

June is National Safety Month

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High-Return Investments for Children

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:50 PM

article shared at HowHousingMatters.org

by Maya Brennan and Erika Poethig

Since the Federal Reserve System hosted the first Community Development Research Conference 20 years ago, more than 10 million Americans have dropped out of high school and far too many children have missed out on high...

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Community Development Grant - First National Bank

Jun 7, 2017 - 3:09 PM

 

We received a $15,000 grant from First National Bank to increase access to affordable housing in our communities. This will help us provide Down Payment Assistance to 10 households working through our Purchase/Rehab/Resell program. This award marks our fourth consecutive year receivi...

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Summer Travel Budget Tips

May 23, 2017 - 12:01 PM

article shared on PracticalMoneySkills.com

It’s easy to get carried away when traveling, buying souvenirs, eating at restaurants and upgrading your flights and accommodations. But the last thing you want is to face a big bill when you get home.



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Homebuying Glossary

Apr 6, 2017 - 4:50 PM

shared by FreddieMac.com

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Spring Forward

Mar 10, 2017 - 9:10 AM

Daylight savings time returns this weekend.

The short-term pain: Lose an hour of sleep Saturday night.

The long-term gain: Enjoy more evening light in the months ahead, when the weather warms and you want to be outdoors.

Advance your clocks by 1 hour before tucking in, so yo...

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Replacing or Keyekying Locks

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The most common reason to rekey the locks is to maintain key control when there is a change in possession of a property.

This article was shared zt Zillow.com

Locksmiths frequently get calls from customers who want them to change locks.

A good locksmith will first need to ...

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Cardboard Boxes and Attic Insulation

Feb 6, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Article shared on ThisMoney.CO.UK

Energy saving tips: Will filling my attic with boxes help to insulate my house and cut my energy bills?

My youngest child went off to university last year and I've finally got around to clearing out our attic and giving lots of things awa...

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Free Tax Return Prep for Qualifying Taxpayers

Feb 1, 2017 - 8:59 AM

This informatoin was provided at IRS.gov. We found a location in Norfolk that may provide some of these services at Northeast Nebraska Community Action. Read on to see if you might qualify.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,0...

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Little Known Facts about the Woman who Inspired NeighborWorks

Jan 24, 2017 - 9:43 AM

Article shared by our national affiliate NeighborWorks America at NeighborWorks.org

Gabrielle Sims, former community scholar | 1/6/2017 11:59:47 AM

A mural depicting Dorothy Richardson and local children is a prominent feature in Pittsburgh.

 

I recently ha...

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Your American Dream

Jan 19, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Video shared by HomeMatters America. What is your #NewamericanDream?

 

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How to Survive a Power Outage

Jan 13, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Article shared on AccuWeather.com

Power outages during frigid winter months can endanger lives. Being prepared can help you and your family stay safe and comfortable.

If the power goes out, make sure you have not blown a circuit by checking the breakers in your home's electrical pa...

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10 Tips for First-Time Buyers

Jan 6, 2017 - 3:10 PM

This article was shared on FoxBusiness.com

10 Tips Most First-Time Homebuyers Don't Consider

It's been exactly one year since my husband and I purchased our first home Opens a New Window. . As one might expect, we've learned a number of valuable lessons this past year. There are plenty o...

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Job Opening in Columbus

Dec 19, 2016 - 1:31 PM

Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Columbus Office

NeighborWorks® Northeast Nebraska is seeking a Part-time Administrative Assistant (20-30 hours per week) who will be responsible for general office functions including computer processing, answering phone calls and assist callers; edit and proof documents, data management; provide information and assistance to...

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12 Simple Home Repair Jobs for Winter Days

Dec 19, 2016 - 11:37 AM

This article was shared by HouseLogic.com.

Accomplishments - even little ones - go a long way toward a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, quick home repair chores you can do when you're mired in the thick of winter.

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Home for Sale

Dec 14, 2016 - 3:08 PM

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4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home this Winter

Dec 9, 2016 - 9:36 AM

This article was shareed on KeepingCurrentMatters.com

As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 4 reasons you should consider buying your dream h...

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How To Wrap a Gift in 15 Seconds Flat

Dec 7, 2016 - 8:51 AM

How fast can you wrap a gift? Can you do it in 15 seconds flat?

This article from Mother Nature Network found a few Youtube videos that show how it can be done:

You have a pile of presents ready to be wrapped and you know it will take hours to get them done. But here's a little h...

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Holiday Spending

Dec 2, 2016 - 10:54 AM

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Be Thankful

Nov 21, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Article from FamilyMinute.com

In our life, we sometimes spend too much time complaining about the things we do not like or have. Today, and every day, we need to take time to be thankful for the blessings we do have. Take a look at this list of...

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Winter Emergency Kit

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:34 AM

A great list of things you should have in your vehicle winter emergency kit shared by the National Weather Service - Omaha/Valley - Nebraska.

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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Nov 4, 2016 - 8:54 AM

The Fire Department recommends changing your smoke detector batteries twice a year. A best practice is to change the batteries when you change your clock for Daylight Savings.

Post from safetymom.com

It’s Time To Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

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Payments on Credit Cards

Oct 28, 2016 - 1:47 PM

Making only the minimum payments can cost you more than you bargained for. Watch this short video from the Federal Trade Commission to see how the interest can add up.

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Home Energy Saving

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:34 PM

Check out these energy-saving tips from the Department of Energy for ideas as the cooler days of fall and winter will be knocking on our door.

from Energy.gov

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips

Take Advantage of Heat from the Sun

Renting - Make Room Campaign

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Are you currently renting? Check out this campaign to Make Room and share your story.

Make Room Video

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Your Credit Score

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:28 PM

A little credit score advice. Take control of your numbers.

Article from FeedThePig.org

How to Score Good Credit

If you’ve been denied a loan, mortgage, lease or credit card, chances are it has something to do with your credit score. You can read more...

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Winterproof Your Home

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Now might be a good time to winterize your home.

from InvestoPedia.com and HomeAdvisor

How Much Does It Cost to Winterproof Your Home

It's important to winterize your home so you can protect it from the cold season's icy blasts and storms. Depending on your home...

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Fall Home Buying

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Are you ready to buy a house and make it your own? Fall can be a great time to look.

from Realtor.com

7 Reasons Fall Might Just Be the Best Time to Buy a Home

Spring and summer usually get all the real estate glory with lofty accolades as the best...

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