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Four Families Build ‘Magical’ $40K Tiny Houses

Four families built vacation homes together outside Austin, Texas that are each just 400 square feet and they share a separate common kitchen and dining room. Is the growing popularity of tiny homes catalyzing a movement away from old cookie-cutter suburbs to new vibrant intentional communities? Source: Four Families Build ‘Magical’ $40K Tiny Houses

Meet the woman who turned a school bus into a mobile financial literacy hub – Yahoo Finance

Marsha Barnes founded The Finance Bar in 2014 in a renovated school bus. It’s a mobile financial literacy hub on wheels. Source: Meet the woman who turned a school bus into a mobile financial literacy hub – Yahoo Finance

Why Americans are spending more and more on rent – The Washington Post

The affordable housing crisis isn’t temporary. It’s been building for decades. Source: Why Americans are spending more and more on rent – The Washington Post

America’s richest (and poorest) states – Yahoo Finance

Any idea how your state stacks up in the nation’s wealth rankings?  In addition to your state’s rank you can learn about its median household income, current population, unemployment rate, and poverty rate. H/T 24/7 Wallstreet   Source: America’s richest (and poorest) states – Yahoo Finance

7 assumptions about retirement: True or false? – Yahoo Finance

Are you prepared for retirement, or even thinking about it? The reality of these seven common assumptions might surprise you. For example, many believe that the Social Security system will be bankrupt by the time they retire.  The reality is that the system looks viable for the next two decades, and probably longer with appropriate […]

Aichi family free of utility bills after turning to firewood, solar power | The Japan Times

Energy self-sufficiency is drawing more interest among the Japanese as they face growing costs of living and the unsavory prospect of becoming dependent on nuclear power plants. Source: Aichi family free of utility bills after turning to firewood, solar power | The Japan Times

Retirees, should you rent or buy your home? – Yahoo Finance

When it comes to downsizing, should retirees buy or rent?  Although housing seems to be making a feeble recovery, at least in some parts of the country, there are no guarantees of long-term appreciation any more.  Rents are skyrocketing and commonly thought of as money “thrown out a window.”   What is a retiree to […]

Man shoots down drone hovering over house

A Kentucky man shot down a drone that had allegedly trespassed over his property and hovered over his house.  Do property owners have the right to protect their airspace privacy and, if so, what means can they use?  The number of such encounters is expected to rapidly increase as more and more amateur and corporate […]

How Aging Infrastructure Is Poisoning the U.S. Drinking Supply – Yahoo Finance

Water scarcity in the arid West might be getting the headlines these days, but aging infrastructure and changing weather patterns are wreaking havoc in the North and Midwest as well. Source: How Aging Infrastructure Is Poisoning the U.S. Drinking Supply – Yahoo Finance

Oakland man builds tiny houses for the homeless [video] – Holy Kaw!

Tiny homes for the homeless…what a great idea! H/T Guy Kawasaki Source: Oakland man builds tiny houses for the homeless – Holy Kaw!