Lettuce gone bad? Molding bread? Browning apples? Despite our best intentions to use all the food we buy, we inevitably end up throwing out spoiled items that we didn’t have time to use or that got shoved to the back of the refrigerator. It’s exasperating when this happens, not to […]
Is your savings account smaller than you want it to be? You’re not alone. A recent study by Bankrate found that only 39 percent of U.S. adults have enough money in savings to cover a $1,000 emergency.1 Whether you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck and struggling to find funds to tuck away, you […]
If you’ve ever played fetch with a dog or snuggled with a cat, you know the joy a pet can bring into an owner’s life. Taking care of a four-legged friend is not just fun, it’s good for you as well! Studies have shown that the presence of a pet […]
The closer we inch toward April, the more you hear about taxes. Preparing your taxes is not exactly an exciting endeavor — it is a tedious task all Americans must share. Taxation without representation was one of the central causes for the Revolutionary War, a series of battles waged to […]
There are many ways to make your life easier as a homeowner, and all of these DIY projects fit the bill. Not only do they allow you to customize your home in the process, but they’re budget-friendly and easy to do in just one afternoon. If you’re ready to make your life as a homeowner simpler with a few organizational tricks, try some of these fun ideas.
It’s a common practice for management to raise their employees’ salaries every year to account for the increase in the cost of living (COLA) to help them maintain their lifestyles. These raises are calculated off of a cost of living index, but are typically around 3% of your annual salary. That small increase can make a significant difference for some, while for others, it’s necessary just to get by.