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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Lubricate Garage Door Springs

Applying garage door lubricant is a straightforward yet vital maintenance task that can help you extend the life of your garage door. Here's how.

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Gwen Case

Can I Claim My Elderly Parent as a Dependent?

There may be tax benefits available if you support an elderly parent. Learn about the requirements and benefits of claiming your parent as a dependent.

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Leigh A. Morgan

Will Paying Off My Mortgage Hurt My Credit Rating?

Before you pay off your principal balance, however, it's important to consider whether paying off your house hurts your credit score. The impact of paying off a home loan depends on your credit profile, so you may see your score increase or decrease.

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Home Improvement
Katelynne Shepard

How Does Plumbing Work During a Power Outage?

A power outage can be a major inconvenience, keeping you from being able to use the microwave, catch up on your favorite shows or even charge your phone. But what about that shower?

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Bridget Coila

What Happens If You Don't File Your Taxes by April 15?

Filing a tax return is a necessary task for most U.S. workers every April, but sometimes the amount owed can be staggering. Not filing can leave you owing more than just the initial tax amount, though.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

What's a Home Security Audit?

Performing a home security audit could tell you just how much defense there is against would-be home intruders and could bring up potential issues you hadn't even considered.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

7 Causes of Squeaky Floors

Understanding the root causes of squeaky floors is crucial for effective remediation. Here are 7 potential causes with fixes for each you can do yourself. 

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Bleed a Radiator: 7 Steamin' Steps

Bleeding your radiator is a simple maintenance task that can help resolve some of its issues. This step-by-step guide takes you through the process.

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