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10 Things That Aren’t Worth Buying
July 31, 2015

10 Things That Aren’t Worth Buying

Being careful about how you spend your money isn’t about being frugal; it’s just common sense! But the marketplace is loaded with products that take advantage of people’s immediate urges. By being more conscious of these money-wasters, you’ll set yourself on the right path to saving your money for things you truly need. This list […]

Greening Your Lifestyle
June 24, 2015

Going Green: Easy Daily Practices

Greening your lifestyle is as simple as becoming more environmentally aware and making small adjustments every day. The choice to go green is an ongoing process for everyone and one that will likely take extra time and patience. However, by deciding to take action, you reduce the amount of pollution and waste you generate! To […]

Weekend Gardening 101
May 17, 2015

Building Your First Food Garden

Did you know that in the United States there are more than 43 million households with food gardens?1 Don’t let that number intimidate you, because 21 percent of those households are new to food gardening!1 Have you recently been struck with a green thumb? We’ll show you how to create your first food garden — […]

Don’t Waste Your Days Off!
May 5, 2015

How to Make the Most of Your Weekend

The weekend should be the time to relax and recharge after the workweek. Unfortunately, many of us squander our leisure days with habits and activities that leave us stressed and depleted come Sunday evening. To help you avoid wasting your weekend, we’ve gathered together 5 tips that can help you relax and have fun while […]

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 […]