With hundreds of thousands of apps available on various operating platforms, your smartphone can become a “virtual toolbox,” filled with handy resources to simplify projects around the house and save a little time and money. Check out these five categories and download your favorites.

If you’re looking for a new home, you may not realize the importance of selecting a house with the “right” kitchen. As the “heart of the home,” kitchens are meant to encourage meal preparation. A kitchen design that doesn’t meet your needs will influence other critical decisions, like how often you eat out and your ability to save money for other priorities.

As a homebuyer, you have many housing options, including some less familiar alternatives like cohousing. Learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of this unique and community-based approach to housing.