Best First Pets for Kids

Your children have been pestering you incessantly for a pet, but you aren’t completely sure that they’re ready to handle the responsibility that comes with having one. Owning a pet brings fun and joy into a household, and ...

Holiday Traditions to Start with Your Family

The holidays are a great time to be with family, and part of the fun of the season is yearly family traditions. The simplest acts of togetherness, from preparing food to decorating as a team, can be exceptional tools to forging ...

New Semester Prep: How to Save Money on Campus

If you’re attending college, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it’s very expensive. No matter if your parents are paying your tuition, you took out loans or you have at a part-time job, you want to make sure that your ...

Smart Spending in the Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, a fact alone that may already have alarm bells ringing in your head. With its arrival comes the return of holiday shopping, and if you have an expansive list of people to buy for, it may ...

Volunteer Ideas for the Holidays

The holidays can be a whirlwind of activities, but one way to appreciate the season of giving is to give back. Donating your time and sharing your talents with organizations, local causes or your community will make the holidays ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Are Meal Subscription Boxes Worth the Hype?

Most people love getting real “snail” mail, and receiving a much-anticipated package can brighten up a ho-hum or stressful day, especially if that package is packed with fresh and tasty ingredients to create a delicious meal. Meal ...

Tailgating Tips for Football Season

Football season is here, and to get the most out of this exciting time you need to be prepared for the ultimate tailgating experience. From grilling to games, here are some helpful tips to get you ready to host the best tailgate ...