Books Set in Australia – Five Novels to Read Before You Travel

A trip to Australia is one that offers endless variety – you could spend your time partying in Sydney, you could make an adventurous journey to the Outback, or you could wallow in the many wineries on offer in several Australian states. Australia is a big country and unless you have months to spend there, […]

A Guide To How To Appeal Your Property Taxes

Fair to say, if you are living anywhere in the country, you are probably paying more property taxes than you should. The National Taxpayers Union, in fact, estimates that approximately 60% of all US properties are currently overassessed. What makes this particularly shocking is that, since 2003, prices of median homes have declined dramatically. We […]

Could the Great Chicago Fire Been Prevented?

Nearly 300 deaths More than 2,000 acres 17,500 buildings 73 miles of road 90,000 left homeless $ 222,000 in damage The destruction of between two and three million books from private library collections What do these have numbers have in common? If you answered the Great Chicago Fire of October 1893, you would be correct. […]