MainStreet’s Most Popular Stories of the Week


In case you missed anything, here is a recap of our 5 top stories from this week:

#1 – The Mortgage Modification Calculator is Here!
If you’re in mortgage trouble then you’ll be glad to hear that banks aren’t the only ones getting bailed out these days. Now it’s the homeowner’s turn. Under the government’s Make Home Affordable Modification Program your monthly mortgage payments could be lowered significantly. We developed the Mortgage Modification Calculator, which will tell you if you’re likely to qualify for the plan and estimate your new monthly mortgage payment.

#2 – 11 Ways to Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa
You’re probably not going to get a chance to hit up that luxurious spa weekend getaway anytime soon. Have no fear. With a few modifications (including discount lotions and heated towel racks), you’ll be primping yourself in style from the privacy of your own home.

#3 – 3 Savory Chicken Thigh Recipes
Learn to fall in love again with one of the most cost-effective sources of protein in the grocery store. After cooking these simple and delicious recipes, both your wallet and your taste buds will be thanking you.

#4 – How Do Your Work Benefits Stack Up?
You may have to put the notions of a salary raise in this economy on hold but, you should definitely be taking stock of your other employee benefits. How does your job compare to others in the flex time, health insurance and tuition departments?

#5 – Sperm on Sale: An Economic Indicator?
Xytex International is offering a discount on sperm from “select donors” for $250 to $350 per vial, compared with a normal price of $385 to $485 per. Additionally, Xytex is also offering deals and financing on umbilical cord blood banking. What can the discounted prices on these services really tell us about the greater economy?

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