September 20, 2020

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a podcaster

For Cineversary podcast episode #27, host Erik Martin wears a wire and goes undercover with film critic Glenn Kenny, author of the new book Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas, to uncover the secrets behind perhaps the greatest mob movie ever made, “Goodfellas,” directed by Martin Scorsese, which celebrates a 30th anniversary this month. Erik and Glenn explore why this film is worth commemorating all these years later, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the picture today, how it has stood the test of time, and more.
Glenn Kenny

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September 14, 2020

The green you'll need for a getaway property

Owning a vacation/second-home sounds like an appetizing prospect. You can use the property as a personal getaway destination when you're looking for some overdue R&R. And you can lease out the residence via Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms whenever you're not occupying it.

But purchasing, owning, maintaining, and managing a vacation home won't be easy. Plus, there are plenty of expenses to consider before committing to this major transaction. To learn more about the bread required, as well as many unexpected out-of-pocket costs you'll be responsible for, read my newest article for Bankrate, available here.

September 6, 2020

When it’s better to hire a pro for the job

As a homeowner, it’s often tempting to bite off more than you can chew. Like that DIY bathroom redo that you were hoping to save money on, that sagging garage roof crying out for your magic touch, or that new foyer light fixture waiting to be hung.

Fact is, savvy and skilled weekend warriors can march into the home improvement battle with confidence. But the rest of us are usually better off enlisting experts for a fix-it or remodeling project. Learn why by reading my newest article for CTW Features, available here.