DIY

Hacks For Your Car
July 8, 2015

10 Car Hacks

Drivers log an average of 13,476 miles every year. That’s 37 miles a day!1 Somewhere between all of that asphalt, harsh weather, bugs on your windshield and wrappers on your floorboards — your trusty car starts to look and feel the journeys on its exterior and interior. To make your driving experience more enjoyable (and […]

Easy, Cost-Effective Improvements to Make Your Ugly Truck Great Again
July 16, 2014

Easy, Cost-Effective Improvements to Make Your Ugly Truck Great Again

Modifications and upgrades to your vehicle can be dangerous; undertake them at your own risk. Jalopy owners, rejoice! July 20 is Ugly Truck Day — the day that allows you to celebrate and publicly show your affection for your old beater of a car. It’s also a great time to give it a bit of […]

5 Ways to Encourage You (and Your Family) to Recycle
July 7, 2014

5 Ways to Encourage You (and Your Family) to Recycle

Here’s a sobering statistic: 4.6 pounds of trash are produced per person per day in the United States. That’s the most in the world! Meanwhile, only 1.5 pounds of materials are recycled per person per day in the U.S. Clearly, we still have some work to do, but it can be difficult if you don’t […]

June 9, 2014

Summer Car Care 101

Summer is upon us! If you thought that your car was in the clear, think again. Although it survived Polar Vortexes, salt and potholes, heat can cause even more damage. Before the heat is on, consumers need to take preventative measures to ensure that their cars will run properly all season long. We spoke with […]

How to Garden on a Budget
June 4, 2014

How to Garden on a Budget

With summer come blooming flowers, blossoming trees, and the promise of gardens full of fresh fruits and veggies to enjoy. Exercising your green thumb can sometimes come with a hefty price tag, though. How can you create a fantastic garden without emptying your wallet? We spoke with gardening experts and enthusiasts to get their best […]

Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace
November 27, 2013

Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace

  With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, and the already intimidating nature of insurance, navigating the health insurance marketplace can be a confusing, intimidating and even scary experience. If the world of PPOs, premiums and deductibles leaves you scratching your head, take a look at the tips below to help you make the […]

Teens and Cars: a Teen Driving Safety Guide for Parents
November 21, 2013

Teens and Cars: a Teen Driving Safety Guide for Parents

While many parents may dread it, many teenagers look forward to getting their driver’s license and the freedom it brings. Driving also brings responsibility with it, which some teenagers fail to understand. The rate of traffic accidents for teenager drivers is higher than for any group of people. Over 3,000 teenagers between the ages of […]

401k Alternative
October 30, 2013

5 Alternatives To The 401k

  So your employer doesn’t offer a 401k. While there are several obvious benefits to this common retirement plan (including easy set up and the possibility of matching contributions from your employer), that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re out of luck when it comes to saving for retirement. Here are five alternatives to the traditional and […]

Travel Finances
October 7, 2013

10 Ways to Protect Your Finances While Traveling

Vacation is a time to unplug and relax, but that doesn’t mean it’s an excuse to drop the ball on financial security. From maintaining a tight travel budget to protecting yourself from credit fraud, theft and missed bills, it’s important to head into your next trip with a smart financial protection plan. Here are 10 […]

Allowance Apps
September 18, 2013

Pay Up! 5 Allowance Apps for Parents

Last week we shared an interesting set of stats on allowance in the United States. If you’re one of the 61% of parents that pay your child an allowance, you know that one of the hardest parts of the process is consistency. Whether that means having small bills on hand, holding kids accountable for chores, […]