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How Much Can I Afford? A Look at Home Loans
February 25, 2015

How Much Can I Afford? A Look at Home Loans

As home prices are still at record lows, now is a good time to look into purchasing a house. What are some things you should take into consideration when buying a home for the first time? Maintain a Good Credit Score Most credit scores fall between 600-750. An ideal credit score? Over 700. Consider What […]

Giving Back During the Holiday Season
December 26, 2014

Giving Back During the Holiday Season

In many nations including the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, the day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day. Traditionally on Boxing Day, wealthy families would give their servants the day off and give them gifts. Nowadays, as most people don’t have servants, people give to charity instead. In celebration of Boxing Day and in […]

The History of Christmas Presents
December 19, 2014

The History of Christmas Presents

  The first thing many people think of when they think of Christmas is gift giving. What people don’t think of is WHY we give gifts at Christmas time. How long have people been giving and receiving gifts for Christmas? Let’s examine the history of Christmas presents. The Gifts of the Wise Men In the […]

Call Me! Exploring Different Forms of Communication
December 8, 2014

Call Me! Exploring Different Forms of Communication

  Once upon a time if you wanted to communicate with someone, you had to go see them in person. Eventually, letter writing came into existence. Nowadays, we have tons of options when we want to get ahold of a friend or family member, from Skype to email to Snapchat. When it comes time to […]

Great Ways to Give to Charity
November 19, 2014

Great Ways to Give to Charity

Feeling charitable? Charity feels good and helps make the world a better place. Unfortunately, not all charity dollars are equal. Some charitable organizations do a better job than others of getting your dollars to those who need them most than other charitable organizations. How can you ensure that you’re giving to charity in the best […]

The Best Ways to Communicate Long Distance
November 13, 2014

The Best Ways to Communicate Long Distance

When you and your loved ones find yourselves far away from one another, communication can become a real challenge. After all, if you are in San Francisco, and your best friend is in Boston, you can’t just pop into a neighborhood coffee shop to catch up. International travel makes things even more complicated. Still, we […]

Strategies to Save Money on a Laptop
October 3, 2014

Strategies to Save Money on a Laptop

  It’s nearly impossible to function in society nowadays without a personal computer. A computer is a workstation, an entertainment console, and a file system all rolled into one. You use your computer to do your taxes, to socialize with your friends online, to plan your vacations. Using a computer is a necessity for just […]

How You Save Money By Adopting from a Shelter
October 1, 2014

How You Save Money By Adopting from a Shelter

  Dogs and cats bring a lot of joy into their owners’ lives. If you are considering getting a pet, you may be surprised by how expensive adoption can be. Besides processing fees at a shelter, you may end up paying for medications, and of course food and toys that animals need to be happy […]

Protect Your Home From Emergencies Without Breaking the Bank
September 24, 2014

Protect Your Home From Emergencies Without Breaking the Bank

Every day when you turn on the news, you see stories about disasters and emergencies. Whether it’s a fire or a hurricane, it seems calamity may strike a home at any time. According to Cheryl Reed from Angie’s List “No home is immune to catastrophe. Each year, storms and other disasters damage thousands of houses. […]

Easy Ways to be a Good Neighbor & Make a Good Impression on Your Neighbors
September 10, 2014

Easy Ways to be a Good Neighbor & Make a Good Impression on Your Neighbors

  September 10 is a great day to become closer to the people who live in your neighborhood. Why? It’s National Good Neighbor Day. We get so caught up in our own lives that we often forget to show courtesy to those who live around us. So, what can you do to go the extra […]