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I'm a roller coaster junkie, a weather enthusiast, a frequent traveler, and a numismatist. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I'm a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG). I've also been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years. I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about coins, weather, travel, health, food, and living green... on a budget. I work from home full-time as a journalist, reporter, and author.

Trying to decide if you could live in a home without a tub? Will a shower-only bathroom hurt resale value? Pros & cons from someone who's been in your shoes

Slip Pipe

Need to do some PVC pipe repair? A $2.87 slip pipe fixed my broken PVC water pipe and saved me hundreds of dollars in plumbing repair bills. Here's how...

I wanted to buy an affordable potted tree for my backyard, so I turned to a site called Fast Growing Trees. Here's why I'd buy trees online from them again.

Floratam grass is perfect for many homeowners in Florida, southern Texas, Louisiana, and other parts of the United States. But is it the right type of grass for YOUR yard? Here are the pros & cons of Floratam + Tips on growing a beautiful Floratam lawn -- including how to mow, water, and fertilize Floratam properly.

Carpet vs hardwood. I'm in the middle of making that decision for my home. Here are some pros & cons to consider before choosing carpet or hardwood for your home.

Shipping container homes are popular. But are they really less expensive & easier to build than other houses? Some good & bad things about these tiny homes

Concrete Cement Differences

Trying to decide between concrete vs cement? They have very specific uses. Cement is rarely used by itself. Concrete is used in most building projects.

Sinkhole Disappaering Lake

Sinkholes can make lakes disappear & turn waterfront homes into a homeowner's worst nightmare! Here's what to watch for, plus info about sinkhole insurance.