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Finding a qualified contractor to perform repairs can be challenging because of a widespread shortage of skilled tradespeople. And when you do find one, projects can cost more and take longer to complete.
Skilled-labor shortage makes home repairs a headache
Finding a qualified contractor to perform repairs can be challenging because of a widespread shortage of skilled tradespeople. And when you do find one, projects can cost more and take longer to complete.
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Three generations enjoy nightly meals around the dining room table. Clockwise from left are Jim Gibbs, Lisa Gibbs-Smith, Lauren Smith, Frank Smith, Rusty Smith and Grace Gibbs.
One big, happy family: Making multigenerational homes work
Hikers stop and take photos along the Grand Canyon National Park’s South Kaibab trail. With diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife, America’s national parks are popular travel destinations. To save money on a trip, break out the camping gear and schedule your visit around a fee-free day or during off-peak time.
7 ways to save on your next national park trip
Low living costs combined with good infrastructure make Peru one of International Living’s top 10 places to retire for 2018. Arequipa offers big-city amenities — it’s the country’s second largest, with more than 800,000 people — and a “springlike” moderate climate year round.
Beat the retiree crowds to these 5 places abroad
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