#240: Flipping Your Way Out of (Student Loan) Debt & the Transition to Rentals with Brentin Hess

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Financial debt (like student loans or credit cards) is irritating, expensive, and flat-out dangerous. But you don’t have to be stuck paying the minimum payments for decades like most Americans. Today we’re excited to introduce you to Brentin Hess, a young investor who “flipped his way out of student loan debt” and has already been able to quit his job … Read More

"Where Should I Keep My…?": Solving the Ultimate Small Space Dilemmas

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When you’re renting, square footage is something to be savored, not squandered. It’s hard enough finding a home for your everyday must-haves, let alone bulky, infrequently used, or offseason items like snowshoes,  pool toys, and holiday decorations. Whatever your hobby or collection, there’s an organizational hack to help you store it. Here are some clever storage tricks for six of the … Read More

These Are the 11 Best Cities for Rosé Lovers

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Rosé is every bit as complex and sophisticated as its red and white cousins, so it’s no wonder that both rosé enthusiasts and brand-new bandwagoners are turning to wine experts for help in pinning down their go-to summertime sip. Based on our tabulations of these connoisseurs’ favorite wine bars, plus over 350 phone calls to wine bars to determine their … Read More

5 Retro Decorating Trends That Deserve a Comeback

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Some home decor looks are just too good to let go. The boldly colored kitchen cabinets of the ’50s are taking on a sophisticated modern look . The late ’80s country kitchen look is enjoying new life – minus the gingham frills and bonneted goose motif – in today’s farmhouse chic trend, and mid-century design has taken over the home furnishing … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Jessica Helgerson's Authentic Mid-Century Remodel

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When Portland interior designer Jessica Helgerson faced the daunting task of renovating a mid-century treasure, her first question was: “What would Saul do?” The residence in question, the Feldman House, was designed by local architect Saul Zaik in 1956. The wood-clad home, which features a sensationally low-slung gable roof and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, was suffering from a bit of an identity crisis: … Read More

Pre-Wedding Bashes Can Put a Dent in Saving for a Home Down Payment

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Destination bachelor and bachelorette parties are becoming the new norm, especially among millennials who prize experience and grew up with The Hangover’s depiction of pre-wedding adventure. While flying off to Vegas with your closest friends can certainly be a trip of a lifetime, big ticket vacations can add up quick– a lost faster than a $19 avocado toast. A new … Read More

8 Beautiful Home Projects Using Reclaimed Wood

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Reclaimed wood can be recovered from a wide variety of sources, but it most frequently comes from timber framing and decking used in old barns, factories, and warehouses. Some tell-tale signs of reclaimed wood include nail holes, manufacturer stamps, and markings. Other unique qualities, like variation and depth of color or unusual patterning, can be a result of it being … Read More