save the expense of calling a plumber or handyman. Start by visiting the “Know How Center” on HomeDepot.com, and the “Project & Video Center” on Lowes.com.
Buy index funds. Actively-managed mutual funds charge a higher expense ratio, and usually donâ€™t beat the market anyway. Stick with lower-cost index funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the market. The ETF page on Morningstar.com is a good starting point to learn more about these vehicles.
Swap your home. In the movie The Holiday, Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz enjoyed their vacations in each otherâ€™s homes. Sites such as HomeExchange.com let you do the same.
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