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winter home prep

Prepping Your Home for Cold Weather

As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to cool, it’s time to start thinking about performing seasonal maintenance on your home. Homeowners caught unaware by the quickly changing weather and sudden frigid temperatures (particularly in cooler climates) might face unexpected repairs and … read more

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retirement

Nearing Retirement? How to Spend Wisely During the Holiday

While an enjoyable part of the holiday season is giving to others, those nearing retirement would be prudent to give something back to themselves as the year nears its end. That’s the advice from some retirement planners: Reduce holiday spending to provide more … read more

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Christmas Tree Fires

Six Christmas Tree Safety Tips

A favorite holiday movie is “Christmas Vacation.” One of the most memorable scenes is the squirrel flying out of the Christmas tree. While funny on the movies, the threat of Christmas tree mishaps can actually be quite serious. Unsecured Christmas trees can topple … read more

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Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are upon us, and that means parties and gatherings and get-togethers of all kinds. Whether that’s your own Christmas dinner, a company party or a client-appreciation event, we’ve broken it down so you know just what to do to make your … read more

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Galvanized Herb Planters

Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardeners in Your Life

Holidays are a wonderful time to gather with friends and family, share a special meal and exchange gifts. Finding the perfect gift for those we love can be overwhelming and stressful. No need to fret; give the gift of gardening that provides seasons … read more

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holiday spending

6 Tips to Celebrate Within Your Means This Holiday Season

For many families, the holiday season is the most expensive time of year. Americans spent over $707 billion during the 2018 holidays, according to the National Retail Federation, and it would be no surprise for spending to increase in 2019. “It is important … read more

Parking in Bremerton

Parking in Bremerton

“Don’t waste your time reading this. I mean, put this down and walk away, and I am serious. This even wastes my own time. It’s more than you wanted to hear, and it’s more than I ever wanted to write, but I said … read more

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safe wifi

Keeping Your Data Safe on a Public Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi makes internet access comfortable and seamless, thanks to its presence in virtually every home, office, university campuses, and various public spaces. Wi-Fi networks utilize radio waves — transmission media similar to the ones used by mobile phones and televisions to connect to … read more

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home buyers

10 Terms and Acronyms Homebuyers Need to Know

PMI, APR, LTV — these unfamiliar acronyms don’t need to bewilder or intimidate uninitiated homebuyers. To help you negotiate the homebuying process like a pro, Freddie Mac is sharing definitions of 10 key acronyms you’ll encounter as you meet with lenders, make a … read more

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