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A dream kitchen made easy with banking done right

A dream kitchen made easy with banking done right

First Commonwealth Bank helped this family realize the potential of their home and organize their finances to remodel the kitchen for their growing family.


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it’s important when I’m off is just spending time. Is the family as much as possible in our home A T end of a long day? I just can’t wait to get home and relax and feel comfortable and enjoy the space that we’ve made. Nice E. I’m Laura Tharp and this is my husband, Matt. And we have two Children, Matthew and Noah. I’m a police officer. My wife works at a hospital, so my shift could be inconsistent. She takes call, so we’re constantly coming and going. So we typically get one weekend a month toe be a family without interruption. E was raised

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Ameriprise Insurance review: Car, home and life

A well-established financial institution, Ameriprise also offers auto, home and life insurance policies. It sells standard policies at middle-of-the-road rates. Ameriprise recently sold its home and auto insurance business to American Family Insurance. According to American Family, “The acquisition brings together two Wisconsin companies with similar cultures, values and customer focus.”



a car parked in front of a house: cars in a driveway in a suburban neighborhood


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cars in a driveway in a suburban neighborhood

Ameriprise auto insurance

Ameriprise gives drivers the standard selection of auto insurance coverage and discount options plus a few nice extras such as glass repair and stolen key coverage.

Coverage

  • Comprehensive and collision coverage: Collision coverage pays for repairs in an accident, while comprehensive coverage applies to other types of damage or vehicle theft.
  • Liability: Liability insurance protects you if you cause damage to another driver’s car or physical injuries in a collision.
  • Rental car: You’re covered when driving a rental car.
  • Rideshare: Rideshare coverage is for
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UK Tells Workers to Stay at Home

Here’s what you need to know:

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The British government, in the grip of a second wave of coronavirus, on Tuesday told the nation’s workers to work from home if they could, a policy reversal that forced banks and other employers to readjust their corporate policies on the fly.

“We are once again asking office workers who can work from home to do so,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, adding that Britain had reached “a perilous turning point” as nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases were reported the same day.

Companies that had been under pressure from government ministers to get employees back to the office were scrambling to change their guidance for staff. Some had organized rotation systems to alternate different teams in

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Symptoms Not to Ignore, Labor Signs, More

However you’re feeling at 38 weeks pregnant (exhausted, excited, terrified… did we mention exhausted?), there’s probably one big question on your mind whenever you feel even the slightest twinge in your back or belly: Am I going into labor?

Unlike most other weeks of pregnancy, though, you’re close enough to the big day now — your baby is technically full term at this point! — that the answer could actually be yes.

Diarrhea? It could be a sign of labor! Weird discharge? It could be a sign of labor! Sudden panic that you’re not ready to become a parent after all? It could be a sign of labor!

OK, that last one… not so much. But how you’re feeling at 38 weeks could give you some clues about what to expect for the rest of your pregnancy — like when it’s going to be over and you’ll get to

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The one thing every home with a child really needs

HGTV star Jasmine Roth and her husband, Brett, welcomed their first child, Hazel, in April. Roth deeply understands how a baby’s arrival requires some changes around the home — so it seems fitting that this topic is front and center in the latest episode of her new show, “Help! I Wrecked My House.”

In the episode “Four Weeks Until Baby,” Roth helps homeowners Jess and Rich fix up their Huntington Beach, CA, home in preparation for their first child, due in one month. True to the show’s premise, these parents-to-be had hoped to do the work themselves, but after a few muddled attempts, they decided they were in over their heads.

Roth is determined to help—but has only a $70,000 budget to fix up the nursery and completely redo their cramped kitchen and dining space.

So what does a home with a new baby really need? Find out as Roth

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Home sales reach a 14-year high in August, with prices hitting a new record

Home sales surged to a 14-year high in August as record low interest rates brought homebuyers out in droves and pushed prices to a new record high.



a view of a house: Homes in the Southern Highlands master-planned community are seen in this aerial photograph taken over Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Nowhere is the widening gap between real estate and the real economy more apparent than in Las Vegas, where tourism is in ruins, wages are plunging and home prices just keep rocketing higher. Photographer: Roger Kisby/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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Homes in the Southern Highlands master-planned community are seen in this aerial photograph taken over Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Nowhere is the widening gap between real estate and the real economy more apparent than in Las Vegas, where tourism is in ruins, wages are plunging and home prices just keep rocketing higher. Photographer: Roger Kisby/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Existing home sales — which includes sales of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops — were up 2.4% in August from July, to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 6 million transactions, according to the National Association of Realtors. That was a 10.5% increase from the year before and the highest level since December 2006.

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Hotel Del Coronado doesn’t let a pandemic slow its $400M renovation

Even as hotels confront the new reality of a pandemic that has stifled tourism, San Diego County’s most iconic property, the Hotel Del Coronado, is not slowing its years-long renovation that is expected to cost $400 million.

The latest phase of the project to make its debut encompasses an expansive rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking the hotel pool and beachfront, an updated pool area, and a complete redo of its 97 cabana guestrooms, some of which directly face the ocean.

Shown here is one of the remodeled oceanfront cabana rooms at the Hotel Del Coronado

Shown here is one of the remodeled oceanfront cabana rooms at the Hotel Del Coronado

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The ongoing $400 million renovation, billed as the most costly upgrade since the hotel opened in 1888, got under way in early 2019, and a significant portion of it is expected to be completed by April . While all the resort changes envisioned as part of the hotel’s original master

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Patch 1.8.3.0 released, brings CPU and GPU performance improvements

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Microsoft and Asobo have released a new performance patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator. According to the teams, patch 1.8.3.0 brings a number of CPU and GPU performance improvements.

Going into more details, this latest update tweaks CPU thread priorities to reduce interruption of frame critical threads. Furthermore, it optimizes loading system to reduce overall loading times, as well as heavy airport scenes impact on CPU. In addition, it reduces the amount of GPU overdraw to improve GPU performance.

What this basically means is that the game will be less taxing on most PC configurations. So yeah, while these CPU improvements are not up to what we expect to see when Asobo adds support for DX12, they are definitely welcome.

As always, Steam and Microsoft Store will download this update the next time you launch their clients. Below you can also find its performance improvements (you can find the complete changelog

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Best kitchen gadgets under $20

My kitchen is filled with workhorses that I take for granted: the wooden cutting board, balloon whisk, measuring cups, microplane and razor-sharp knives. But as I’m spending even more time cooking at home during lockdown, I’m coming to appreciate all the smaller extras that I don’t strictly need, but make my cooking life easier.

After singing their praises to family and friends, I thought I’d share them with you. These are all products I actually own and use in real life and that any home cook would be happy to have in their kitchen. They’re inexpensive, versatile, easy to clean and simple to incorporate into your cooking routine (no single-use utensils like an avocado slicer or tea infuser on this list, though no shade if that’s your thing). Here are the tools I never want to be without, and how they make the act of cooking more enjoyable.

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9 Indoor Fall Activities For Couples Who Need S’more Date Ideas

Fall is officially cozy season. It’s all about sweater weather, cuddling up extra close to your SO, and having a Pumpkin Spice Latte in hand on the daily. Truly embrace the chill vibes this year and plan a few indoor fall activities for couples with the person who warms your heart the most. While going apple picking and getting lost in a hay bale maze are always fun fall things to do, this year, you’re looking to pumpkin spice things up closer to home.

Take your usual date night plans and sprinkle some of that autumnal magic to the mix. Instead of wine and paint night, make it a wine and paint-a-pumpkin night for Halloween. Don’t just watch the game on TV, either. Have a cook-off in the kitchen and tailgate from the comforts of your living room. You can even turn your typical Netflix nights and make them cozier

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