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Money Fight Club: The smart way to save money one punch at a time by Lindsay Cook, Anne Caborn

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Round 4: Defending Your Home

“This is my house, I have to defend it.”

Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), Home Alone

Your home may be your castle or your bedsit. You may be renting or buying. It may be your first step on the property ladder or the place where you plan to spend your twilight years. You may also have a second home, for rent or as a holiday hideaway. The most important thing is it’s yours. Bricks and mortar may look pretty secure but there are numerous ways that paying for your home can pull the rug out from under your finances. Pay attention and put your fists up.

Decisions around where we live are some of the most emotionally charged and when emotions run high we often fail to pay attention to the practicalities. Moving ...

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