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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OCTOBER 22, 2021 | FRIDAY
Solved! Who Pays for a Home Warranty: the Buyer or the Seller?

Q: We’re purchasing an older home and would like a home warranty to protect us from unexpected costs in the first year. The seller is not offering a warranty as part of the sale; can we a...

OCTOBER 22, 2021 | FRIDAY
Solved! Do I Need a Home Warranty?

Q: Several of the home listings I’ve seen recently have included a home warranty, but the one I’d like to buy does not. I will have homeowners insurance—do I need a home warranty?A: There...

OCTOBER 19, 2021 | TUESDAY
How to Move to Another State

With more and more workplaces deciding to save on overhead costs by shifting to remote work, the options of where you choose to live are wide open. If you’ve wondered how to move to anoth...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Help! I Extended My Home Warranty—Was That the Right Move?

Q: When I bought my home, it came with a 1-year home warranty. I haven’t really needed to use it, but some of the appliances are on the older side, so when I got the policy extension offe...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! Does a Home Warranty Cover Water Damage?

Q: A pipe burst in the basement while we were out for the day. We arrived home to 2 feet of water in the basement—and the shutoff snapped off in my hand when I tried to turn off the water...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! How Does Ring Work?

Q: I’ve been seeing a lot of videos posted by neighbors from their Ring cameras. I’m intrigued, and like the idea of being able to see who’s at the door before I open it, but I might need...

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | TUESDAY
Solved! What Is ADT? How Can ADT Keep My Home Secure?

Q: I’d like to get a security system to protect my home and family, but there are so many new options on the market that I’m not sure how to compare the plans. My neighborhood is full of ...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 | MONDAY
Solved! Should I Get a Home Warranty for a Rental Property?

Q: I have both homeowners insurance and a home warranty on my primary residence and require that my tenants carry renters insurance for my rental properties. Does a home warranty for rent...

SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Vivint Pricing: How Much Does Vivint Cost?

Typical Range: $99 to $199 National Average: $599 for the starter packageA Vivint security system offers proprietary equipment that delivers some unique features to your home, so the c...

SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 | TUESDAY
How to Hire the Best Chimney Sweep Near Me Based on Cost, Issue, and Other Considerations

Hiring the Best Chimney Sweep Near MeThere’s nothing like curling up next to a roaring fire on a snowy winter afternoon—but some maintenance is required to keep the roaring fire in the fi...