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Colleen Kane

Special to CNBC.com

Colleen Kane is a writer for CNBC.com covering luxury and unusual real estate as well as travel and other topics. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Oxford American, Bust, Spin, the anthology Madonna and Me, and in many other publications. She created the urban exploration website Abandoned Baton Rouge and more recently set her camera sights on the ruins of Borscht Belt resorts.

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  • Unique Converted Homes Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 11:32 AM ET
    Warehouses, factories, barns, and churches are commonly repurposed into residences, but for the adventurous buyer with a budget for renovation, no structure is off limits as a potential home.Underground missile silos that have been upcycled into residences  but those smack of refuges from zombie apocalypse. An almost endless supply of innovative converted homes exist that are more inspirational (not to mention blessed with natural daylight and views). Click ahead to see these older structures re

    Warehouses, factories, barns, and churches are commonly repurposed into residences, but for the adventurous buyer with a budget for renovation, no structure is off limits as a potential home.

  • In Search of the Perfect Credit Score Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 2:18 PM ET
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    In the enigmatic realm of credit scores, 850 is the magic number—the almost mythical perfect score. But how possible is it really to achieve an 850, and is it worth the effort?

  • Money Resolutions for 2011 Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 4:53 PM ET
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    At this year’s end, “Get out of debt” continues to be the “get in shape” of money resolutions. Not far behind that popular chestnut, many people are aiming to raise their credit scores, and another major money resolution is to start or further enrich savings accounts for retirement, emergency, or a child’s education. Another money goal being tossed around this year is a return to using cash in hopes of spending less, and still others express intentions to teach children sound financial habits. Experts in finance  chimed in to sum up the biggest concerns they’re hearing among their clients, audiences, and readerships. Here’s our roundup of goals for the new year—and in some cases, a little advice on how to achieve them.