Expecting a baby? Make these financial moves before bringing home your bundle of joy

If you’re expecting a baby, chances are you will have clothing, a crib or bassinet, blankets and other necessities ready for when your bundle of joy arrives.

a close up of a woman and a baby posing for the camera: Chantel Bonneau made sure she had her finances in order before her daughter arrived in March 2019

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Chantel Bonneau made sure she had her finances in order before her daughter arrived in March 2019

Yet it is just as important to be financially prepared for the new addition to your family.


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After all, it isn’t cheap to raise a child. A middle-income couple can expect to spend an average of $233,610 from birth through age 17, according to 2015 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“The thing to think about is, ‘what can I get cleared up today and off my financial plate knowing that this tsunami of stress and sleep deprivation is going to hit and probably set me back for six months,'” said certified financial planner Thomas Henske, partner at New

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Inside ex-Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley’s family home with marble bathroom and glam Christmas decorations

CATHERINE Tyldesley is getting into the festive spirit early this year and has given her fans a look at her stylishly decorated home.

The former Corrie star, 37, lives in a beautiful home which comes complete with a modern marble bathroom and plush bedroom.

Catherine Tyldesley is getting into the festive spirit early this year and has given her fans a look at her stylishly decorated home


Catherine Tyldesley is getting into the festive spirit early this year and has given her fans a look at her stylishly decorated homeCredit: INSTAGRAM

The actress shares the gorgeous property with her husband, Tom Pitford, and their five-year-old son, Alfie.

She regularly keeps her fans up-to-date with their happy home life and Catherine now showcased the festive touches she’s putting on her home.

The actress shared a snap of her sparkling Christmas tree which was covered in white and silver decorations with a grey wicker base in her conservatory.

The Northern star complemented the area with glittery reindeer, stars and baubles along her window

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Dezeen Awards 2020 architecture category winners revealed in video show today

The winners of the Dezeen Awards 2020 architecture categories will be announced today in a special show hosted by poet and broadcaster LionHeart. Watch the broadcast here at 4:00pm GMT, starting with a special message from  Norman Foster.

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The 20-minute show will reveal the winners of the 12 project categories before naming the winner of the best architecture project of the year.

The winners of the architecture studio of the year and the emerging architecture studio of the year awards will also be named.

We’ll also be announcing the winners live on Twitter:



Today’s show is the first of three programmes that will reveal all 45 Dezeen Awards 2020 winners. Tomorrow’s show will name the interiors winners, and the design categories will be announced on Wednesday.

Dezeen Awards 2020 architecture show running order

4:00pm: Dezeen Awards 2020 architecture show starts

4:04pm: Urban house of

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10 top-shelf tips for bringing out the bar cart, with a theme and pretty decor, for the holidays | Home/Garden

Cancel the caroling, disease experts say. It spews respiratory droplets into the air. And no loud music. It makes people shout and spew more droplets. No sitting on Santa’s lap. You don’t know where he’s been. You’ll have to whisper in his ear virtually this year. No parties. No traveling. No Christmas shopping outside the home. No. No. No.

So what can we do this holiday season?

We can drink! (Responsibly, safely, and at home, of course, and not necessarily alcohol.)

So far no one has said we can’t raise our glasses and toast, thank goodness, but no clinking! Touching glasses lip to lip is as bad as kissing. Can’t have that!

No wonder liquor sales are up. According to Nielsen’s market data, total alcohol sales outside of bars and restaurants have surged 24% during the pandemic.

If you’re among those planning to have an adult beverage or two this

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Patio Furniture Black Friday Deals 2020: Hammock, Patio Sets, Gazebo & More Savings Published by Deal Stripe

Patio Furniture Black Friday Deals 2020: Hammock, Patio Sets, Gazebo & More Savings Published by Deal Stripe

Summary of all the best patio furniture deals for Black Friday 2020, featuring offers on gazebos, hammocks, patio furniture sets & more

Black Friday patio furniture deals for 2020 have arrived. Compare the top deals on canopies, patio sets, hammocks, gazebos and more. Explore the best deals by clicking the links listed below.

Best Patio Furniture Deals:

  • Save up to 55% off on a wide range of patio furniture at Walmart – save on popular furniture sets and pieces from Better Homes & Gardens, Belham Living, Coral Coast and more top brands
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Why furniture rental is booming, and is perfect for the way we live now

The “rent-your-interiors” concept is already big in the US, with bespoke rental companies including Furnish & Feather, as well as established homewares brands like West Elm that have partnered with the fashion rental company Rent the Runway (but which currently has no plans to come the UK).

On this side of the pond, this year Ikea has been trialling a rental scheme in 30 countries which have already included Sweden, Switzerland and Poland, while John Lewis had a trial run at rentals over the summer with items like desks – to satisfy our work-from-home needs – bar trolleys – for the quarantinis – and extra seating. One piece on offer was its £1,899 Belgrave Mustard Sofa to rent for £80 a month for 12 months with the option to buy the piece at the end (the rental payments are deducted from the purchase price) or just hand it back.


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Franklin Azzi Architecture completes The Bureau co-working space in Paris

French practice Franklin Azzi Architecture took tips from the work of Frank Lloyd Wright to design this Parisian co-working space, which features open areas for working, dining and lounging.

The co-working space can be found along Rue du Quatre-Septembre in Paris’ second arrondissement, joining two other branches of The Bureau in the capital’s eighth arrondissement.

This new location is set inside a Hausmann building that dates back to the 19th century, but when it came to devising the interiors, Franklin Azzi Architecture had a more modern point of reference – mid-century homes created by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Interiors of The Bureau co-working space in Paris
Top image: The Bureau’s restaurant. Above: one of the building’s communal work areas

“Those houses are manifestos because Frank Lloyd Wright broke free from unnecessary partitions to reveal open areas largely bathed in light, which was very innovative for the beginning of the 20th century,” the practice’s eponymous founder, Franklin Azzi,

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Why does the paint keep peeling on my bathroom vanity?

A: Paint should not peel off the way your pictures show it has. The model you bought is sold by Home Depot, where customer reviews on the website give it 3.9 stars out of five, which seems pretty good. But if you scroll through some of the 700-plus reviews, you can see that the raves are mostly from people who have just installed the vanity, which is expected. When things go well, people aren’t likely to send in a review months or years later. To see what it’s like to live with a product over a longer period, there’s often much to learn from the negative reviews. For this model, about 20 percent of the reviewers gave only one or two stars, and a great many of them complained about the same issue you’ve experienced. In less than a year, sometimes in just a few months, the paint began peeling

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Time to relive the garage parties of your youth. Chicagoans are remodeling outdoor spaces to socialize safely as winter approaches.

CHICAGO — After spending months working from home in tight quarters with her two college-aged children, Katie Wrobel began to worry about how the three would make it through winter confined in the same living space.

a chair sitting in front of a building: Amy Nedoss puts out candles in her newly remodeled backyard space, Nov. 5, 2020, in Evanston.

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Amy Nedoss puts out candles in her newly remodeled backyard space, Nov. 5, 2020, in Evanston.

That’s when Wrobel began to see potential in a neglected part of her Evanston property: a 100-year-old detached garage.


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“I was inspired by the garage parties of my youth,” said Wrobel, who’s in her 50s. “I had to do something because if they were home for extended periods of time during the winter and had no access to outdoor socializing … Well, then, it was going to be bad for everyone.”

Wrobel, a self-employed content creator who edits videos and marketing material, wants to use

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Black Friday Cat Tree Deals 2020: Best Cat Tower, Condo & Furniture Sales Compared by Deal Tomato

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Here’s our guide to the best cat tree deals for Black Friday, including savings on cat towers, trees, beds, furniture and more. View the latest deals by clicking the links listed below.

Best Cat Tree Deals:

  • Save up to 48% on a wide range of cat trees & condos at Walmart – find great deals on small to extra large cat trees with condos or scratching post towers
  • Save up to 40% off on an extensive range of cat trees at Amazon – click the link for the latest savings on multi-level cat trees from AmazonBasics, FISH&NAP, and Catry
  • Save up to $30 off on cat trees for top brands like Go Pet Club and Armarkat at Overstock.com – check out the latest deals on an extensive range of activity cat trees & condos
  • Save up to 41% off on cat trees and condos from Frisco, Go
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