Category Archives: Finances
The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage has fallen to its lowest level on records dating to 1971.
Five years ago, the average 30-year fixed rate was near 6.5 percent. In 2000, it exceeded 8 percent.
The average rate on a 15-year fixed mortgage, which is popular for refinancing, fell to 3.36 percent, also a record low.
The average for one-year adjustable-rate loans fell to 2.86 percent, the lowest on records going back to 1984.
“Tis the season…for weeds! They invade your lawn, mulched beds, and every little crack in your concrete, stone, brick, and asphalt! Amazing how resourceful weeds can be! Of course, that is why they have survived for millenniums! Are you like me, tired of resorting to toxic, tough-on-the-environment weed killers every week, walking the lawn and your garden beds, stalking those pesky weeds (and feeling a little guilty about what you are unleashing on the environment, including your kids and pets)?
Check out Jeff Yeager’s article for The Daily Green, 10 homemade weed killers, for some innovative ideas on ridding your yard, garden beds, patio, driveway, and walkways of those tiresome weeds without having to resort to commercial weed killers (although you can purchase some environmentally-friendly ones, but at a high price!). I can attest to the newspaper-under-the-mulch idea working! Another benefit of homemade weed killers? All of Jeff’s suggestions are cheap!
To winning the weed battle…naturally~ Rosemary, Atkinson-Thompson Group