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Earlier this school year, Henry E. Lackey High School food and nutrition worker Beverley Jenkins was recognized by the Maryland School Nutrition Association as its Employee of the Year. To Jenkins, her job is easy because she gets to support kids. “I just show up to work each day and make sure the kids are fed,” she said in a news release.

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You may not need to make a down payment of 20% but putting together the down payment is still one of the most challenging steps in buying a home. Check out our infographic above to see what obstacles other recent homebuyers faced in trying to save for their down payments.

The smaller the down payment you can afford, the better your credit needs to be to secure your mortgage. You can check your credit score and read your credit report for free within minutes using Credit Manager by MoneyTips.

Part two in our Keys to Homeownership series revealed what made Americans fall in love with the homes they bought. Part four will focus on how homebuyers paid for their ho...

How We Searched For Our Homes (Infographic)

How We Chose Our Homes (Infographic)

Rising Mortgage Rates Won't Necessarily Stop Housing Market

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Shelby Lanterman has been a staple name in the Napa music community for several years now. After gaining fame in the local scene performing at Idol NV in 2011 at the age of 17, the country singer-songwriter spent years playing and organizing shows around the Napa Valley and the greater Bay Area.

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Affordable Housing? What Affordable Housing?

Affordable housing is increasingly hard to find in today's market. According to data from Trulia, America's inventory of starter homes has decreased by almost half compared to six years ago while prices rose by almost 58%.

As consumers recovered from the housing crisis and Great Recession, more people became financially able to own a home. The existing supply was quickly consumed, leading to the current imbalance.

Recent polls suggest that affordable housing woes will continue through 2018 and beyond. According to a Reuters poll of property market analysts, home prices are expected to increase at almost double the rate of wages through 2018. Home prices are predicted to gain 5.7% more over the course of the year, while average annual earnings growth is predicted to be 2.8% – slightly above the predicted inflation rate of 2.5%.

At least inflation is expected to stay more in line with wages, hel...

More Homebuyers Stretching To Buy

Mortgage Pre-Approval Necessities

Long-Term Mortgage Rates Hit A Seven-Year High

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Travelling the world by wine glass lets us dip our toes into the culture of another wine region – getting to know the people, the landscape, the flora and fauna, the foods, the dress, habits and perhaps predilections of other peoples -- all under a shared connection with wine. You may be visiting for the first time, but you are no stranger when you swirl and taste wine with new friends in a region.

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Nice, on the Mediterranean coast of France, is famous for its sun, yachts, beaches, and its Provençal food – lots of fish, vegetables, herbs and olive oil in multitudinous combinations. Sometimes it seems it is eternal summer there with the ebb and flow of the bronzed beach goers with their umbrellas and beach chairs, and the food seems to reflect the sun.

It’s city celebration season in Utah Valley, which means it’s all about the fair food! In fact, this weekend the hubby and I wandered around Springville’s Art City Days and loved taking in all the delicious aromas of everything including tortas, cheesesteaks, scones, glazed nuts and much more. Since one of my favorite TV shows to watch on Sunday afternoons is “Carnival Eats,” and I typically write this column on Sunday evenings, state fair foods was on the brain!