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What to Do Instead of Shopping on Black Friday

It’s quite common to spend the day after Thanksgiving taking part in a shopping frenzy. If you’re tired of getting up early to fight the crowds and would rather avoid the stress of bargain hunting, try any of the following ...

Should You Downsize?

According to a Harris Poll survey performed on behalf of Trulia, 64.2 percent of baby boomers — except those already living in a small home measuring less than 800 square feet — expressed a desire to move into a smaller home ...

The True Cost of Teen Drivers

Your teen is almost certainly anticipating the moment you hand over the car keys. You, on the other hand, are probably dreading doing so. It’s only natural that you would worry. Even if your teen is a confident and capable driver, ...

How to Maintain Exercise Habits When the Weather Changes

As autumn creeps in, you may find your summer exercise routine in jeopardy thanks to colder, rainier weather. Exercise habits need not fall by the wayside when the weather changes — there are a number of strategies that can ...

Easy-to-Learn Crafts

There’s nothing like creating art to help you relax and unwind after a particularly long day, or maybe you’re just in the mood for a new project to spruce up your home. If you love making crafts but don’t know where to begin, ...

Delectable Pad Thai

For an authentic version of pad thai like how it’s served by street vendors in Bangkok, look no further than this recipe from ThaiTable.com. It offers a basic version of the meal that everyone can enjoy, along with a number ...

Types of Insurance for Your House

Your home is a haven for you and your family, and protecting your refuge means investing in insurance. A standard homeowner’s insurance policy covers a lot, but it doesn’t cover everything. It is important to understand the ...

Is Paying for Private School Worth It?

You want your child to have the best education possible because a quality, inspiring and well-rounded education will give her the tools to be a lifelong learner. A good education will enrich her mind with facts and figures, challenge ...

Identifying Your Wants Vs. Your Needs

The foundation of successfully managing your finances is budgeting, and a pillar of budgeting is learning to distinguish your needs from your wants. If you can’t differentiate those, you could wind up overspending on luxuries ...

Common Financial Fees

You’re working hard to build up your financial accounts by filling them with the money you’ve earned. When you look at your monthly statements, sometimes you might notice some of that cash being deducted to pay a variety of ...