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The One Renovation That Will Put Money Back In Your Pocket

By lenardjohnson, published on Aug 10, 2018

If you want to fix up your house and make a solid financial investment, you should replace your windows and entrance doors with energy-efficient versions.

When you upgrade your windows and doors youare guaranteed to conserve energy on cooling or heating the property, shrinking your hydro bills the moment after they are installed. The improvements will stop your air conditioning or heating from seeping through gaps around frames, and they will guard against unwanted drafts trying to force their way inside.

The upgrades make the home’s building envelope tighter... (more)

Tags: money, house, renovation

Enjoy Morning Sunlight In A Delightful Breakfast Nook

By lenardjohnson, published on Jun 19, 2018

Dining rooms can feel like a stuffy place to be, but a breakfast nook is a cozy place where you can relax on weekend mornings. A relaxing breakfast nook should be a smartphone-free zone. It should be where you collect yourself before you get swept up in the busy day. But before you start laying down rules for yourself to stay relaxed on the weekend, first you need to design a breakfast nook that will fit your family and your style.

The Morning Sanctuary

If your home was designed with a breakfast nook in mind,... (more)

Tags: food, kitchen, breakfast

Ride In Style For Less – Choose A Used Luxury Car

By lenardjohnson, published on Mar 5, 2018

Your friends aren’t wrong – for many, it is much better to buy a used luxury car than a new one, because of a great variety of reasons, chief of which is financial. In order to make your decision process easier, we've compiled a list of the best reasons to choose a used luxury car.

For starters, the price. When purchasing a new car, the price is the first large hurdle that many people struggle to leap, as they work to build up a down payment, only to be met afterwards with colossal monthly loan payments. But buying a used luxury car makes the whole purchase much more affordable, and... (more)

Tags: cars, canada, used car

Impress Your Date With A Romantic Lobster Dinner At Home

By lenardjohnson, published on Dec 6, 2017

You can have a much nicer time if you forget about the restaurant and save that reservation for your dining-room table.

You can arrange your dining-room to feel just like a high-end bistro by dimming the lights, setting up some candles and putting a vase of fresh flowers on the table. Chill a bottle of wine by placing it in a bucket filled with ice or by putting the bottle in the refrigerator at least one hour before serving it. If you want to show off your bartending skills, you can create some date-night cocktails using your nicest glassware and garnishes like coiled orange rind or... (more)

Tags: restaurant, lobster, cook

4 Ways To Prepare Your Plumbing For The Winter

By lenardjohnson, published on Nov 21, 2017

The low temperatures can freeze your entire plumbing system, and the added usage of the drains due to visitors or holiday meals cooked can cause clogs, which can be costly is left untreated. You can overcome these challenges, however, by preparing your plumbing system so that it can withstand winter challenges. Here are a few things you should have checked before winter does a number on your home.

Interior and exterior waterproofing

Waterproofing your plumbing system before winter (or during – it’s never too late!) helps you avoid water spillage, which can be caused by frozen... (more)

Tags: winter, toronto, plumbing

Eyes On The 2018 Ford Mustang

By lenardjohnson, published on Nov 16, 2017

It was only officially released in the fall, but critics and drivers have been eagerly anticipating the launch of this update from Ford. What they’re seeing is some small but powerful changes to the Ford Mustang for the next year.

Ford Mustang’s New Style

The fascia is probably the first thing you’ll notice comparing the 2017 and 2018 models. Along with the bumper, the front fascia on the 2018 Ford Mustang has a much more angular look, while the hood and grille have likewise been restyled for a leaner appearance and aerodynamic attitude. The wheels have gone through... (more)

Tags: car, 2018 ford mustang, brampton dealer

Drive The Newest And Best Cars When You Lease

By lenardjohnson, published on Nov 7, 2017

There are many benefits to leasing a car in Canada, not least of which is the fact that, for less money per month, you can drive the hottest cars on the market and know that you’re not losing money on a big investment. Since a lease involves paying for the portion of the vehicle’s value that is being leased, rather than the whole vehicle, monthly payments are normally 30% to 60% lower than a purchase loan for the exact same vehicle.

Driving the newest and best cars is simply not in the budget for most people, but since leasing requires no down payment, it can be much easier to drive... (more)

Tags: cars, canada, leasing

3 Fun Ways To Pick Your Lottery Numbers

By lenardjohnson, published on Sep 20, 2017

You might be the kind of person that likes to stick with a set of numbers and not shake things up, which is understandable if those numbers are significant or have been lucky for you in the past.

Every now and then, though, it’s fun to try something different, so check out Powerball.ca and comb through the upcoming jackpots, pick which one you want to play (or maybe just play them all!) and throw caution to the wind by trying an outrageous way of picking numbers. The following three ways of picking numbers are real, and people have been using them for years to court success in... (more)

Tags: entertainment, numbers, powerball

The Virtues Of Escrow

By lenardjohnson, published on Sep 4, 2017

In the world of real estate, escrow is often seen as a dirty word – another hurtle that needs to be cleared in a field where there are already so many regulations and hurdles. On the other hand, setting up an escrow account is extremely prudent in many ways: by getting a third party to hold an escrow fund to pay out property taxes and home insurance, you're effectively ensuring that these extra costs are distributed fairly between the individual selling the property, and they individual who is purchasing it.

Furthermore, opening an escrow account gives everyone some breathing... (more)

Tags: real estate, home, escrow

Kiosk Touch Screen Technology Keeps Retail Stores Relevant

By lenardjohnson, published on Aug 8, 2017

In an age when online shopping now accounts for over 50 percent of purchases, retailers have rediscovered the importance of the in-store experience. At first, many were puzzled by Amazon’s move into physical space, having watched them drain money away from stores in malls and Main Streets across the world. But Amazon was keenly aware that, as more shopping is done online, the in-store experience would become a key brand differentiator. In-store shopping remains popular, especially in key businesses like fashion and consumer electronics, even bookstores, where customers want to try it out, but... (more)

Tags: tech, stores, touch screen

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