Meghan Wentland

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Meghan Wentland is a fearless and committed (but untrained) DIY home renovator and improver who has spent most of her professional life as a (highly trained) college professor researching and teaching students how to write well and think critically. She has combined those skill sets in her work as a freelance writer, editor, and ghost editor, focusing on a range of home and lifestyle topics. Her creed is “research it well, make sure it won’t kill you or blow up your house, get the correct tools, then try it.” In a world where video instruction is taking over, she is a proponent of informative but engaging text that gives readers a strong foundation of knowledge and the confidence to take on new tasks. Connect with Meghan on LinkedIn.

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JULY 30, 2021 | FRIDAY
How Much Does ADT Cost?

Typical Range: $19. 99 to $82. 14 per monthHome security is a crowded market, and homeowners and renters trying to sort out services and costs have a big job ahead of them. The advent o...

JULY 29, 2021 | THURSDAY
Solved! Is a Home Warranty Worth It?

Q: We’re shopping for our first home, and while we are sure to get homeowners insurance, we’ve heard of home warranties, too. What exactly is a home warranty, and is a home warranty worth...

JULY 28, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
What’s the Difference? Home Warranty vs. Home Insurance

Home buyers and homeowners know that they need to budget for homeowners insurance: Most mortgage lenders require it as a protection of their own risk, and often the payment is made from t...

JULY 27, 2021 | TUESDAY
The 16 Best Photo Gifts for Keeping Memories Alive

Birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, and new babies—all are reasons to celebrate with a thoughtful gift. But thoughtful gifts can be surprisingly difficult to choose, even (or...

JULY 26, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! What Is a DIY Security System?

Q: I’m interested in a home security system, but I’m not sure I want people in my home installing a lot of hardware or “listening in. ” I keep hearing about systems that I can install mys...

JULY 26, 2021 | MONDAY
What Is a Home Warranty, and What Does a Home Warranty Cover?

Q: I’m house hunting for the first time, and I’ve noticed that some listings note that they include a home warranty. Is this a scam, or is it some kind of insurance policy? What is a home...

JULY 26, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! How Safe Is My Neighborhood?

Q: Recently a friend looking for a house in our neighborhood told me that our area isn’t safe compared to surrounding neighborhoods. I’ve always felt comfortable in our home, but now I’m ...

JULY 20, 2021 | TUESDAY
How Much Does a Shower Remodel Cost?

Typical Range: $2,300 to $8,600Any remodel that involves plumbing can strike fear in the hearts of homeowners. There is an assumption that bathroom and kitchen remodels equate to debt-i...

JULY 12, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! Why Is My Pool Green?

Q: I got home from work last night and couldn’t wait to get into my pool to soak away the day, but when I got to the backyard, the pool water was green—not light green, either, but dark. ...

JULY 2, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Pool Builders Near Me: How to Hire the Best Pool Builders Near Me Based on Cost, Project, and More

Hiring the Best Pool Builders Near MeLounging by the pool with a cool beverage close at hand can be a wonderful way to spend a warm afternoon or shrug off the workday. Maybe your vision i...