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Better Buy: Home Depot or Lowe’s?

after reviewing each company’s mid-year updates, investors have a clearer picture of what’s going on at Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW). The good news is that the home improvement industry is still growing even after soaring results over the past few years. Profit margins aren’t diving, either, as they have been for other retailing niches.

But the two competitors have different outlooks for the full 2022 year, which helps explain the valuation gap between the two stocks. With that in mind, let’s look at which investment might fit better in your portfolio.

Why Home Depot is

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Is it OK to buy furniture before you close on a house?

A long time ago, my husband and I took out a mortgage for a property. As we were waiting for the loan to close, we decided to buy some new furniture for the home. Specifically, we opted to charge the purchase of several thousand dollars worth of furniture on a credit card in order to earn rewards points that we could redeem for merchandise or cash back.

This seemed like a good idea at the time, but it ended up causing us a host of problems and it almost made it impossible to close on my mortgage and get the

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