Smokey Bear famously said, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” But what about fires closer to home? What steps can you take to reduce risks to yourself, your loved ones, and your property? Here are three home fire hazards that may be lurking in your home, along with tips to prevent them.

Some homes receive higher marks than others based on one factor: the property’s location within a top-ranked school district. With summer drawing to a close and students returning to classrooms, it’s an excellent time to consider the connection between schools and housing.

If you’ve just bought a home, there’s a good chance most of your savings were invested in your purchase. You know it’s a good idea to build up an emergency fund, but it may be even harder to save. Here are a few tips for determining your emergency fund savings goals and reaching them.