Here's the average household income in your state. Agree or disagree?

Tom Oslund

Not all paychecks are created equal: A small paycheck can go a long way, or a large paycheck doesn't go nearly as far because of the costs of living in different places.

To give you a better gauge of how your income stacks up with the average income by state, including the District of Columbia, GOBankingRates looked at household income data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the median...

Bathrooms Overtake Kitchens as Most Popular Remodeling Project

Tom Oslund

The kitchen is king among the spaces with the most impact on a home’s identity. But having a beautiful bathroom is just as, if not, moreimportant for many home owners.

In fact, bathrooms overtook kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new NAHB survey. NAHB has released the results highlighting the most common remodeling projects to kick off National Home...

Donating to a great cause - Social Responsibility

Tom Oslund

1st Securities Mortgage is very conscious of being socially responsible. We love to get involved and contribute to worthwhile causes that help our local community and our partners, and the Village Green Splash Day event is one of these causes.