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11 Ways to Save on Summer Travel

Whether you’re planning a road trip this summer or just want to cut down on summer traveling expenses, follow these eleven strategies to help save money any day of the week: 1. Plan ahead. Map out your routes for the most efficient trip and use of gas. Smartphone apps like

6 Easy Steps to Efficiently Declutter Your Home

Does your home look like a storage locker or a pack rat’s dream? If so, it’s time to purge, declutter and refresh. It may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some quick, effective ways to declutter your home without feeling overwhelmed: 1. Set time aside. If

Tis the Season: 6 Tips for Smart Giving

Donations to charity not only benefit the causes you care about, they can have positively wonderful benefits to you and your health. But it’s important to make sure you’re giving smart, whether you’re dropping a few dollars into the collection basket or giving items in a donation drive. The following

5 Helpful Hints for Driving in Winter Weather

With cold weather comes the need to be extra careful on the road. Snow and ice on roads and reduced visibility from winter precipitation make driving potentially hazardous. Brush up on these winter driving safety tips to avoid trouble. 1. Watch the weather. One way that drivers can limit their

Car Buying: How to Negotiate the Best Deal

Going to a dealership and negotiating with a salesman may fill you with dread. But it doesn’t have to, according to Angie Anderson of Credit Union Lending Systems. Angie recently gave a seminar at West Community Credit Union preparing potential buyers on the art of negotiation. These were some of her tips:

9 Tips for Creating Balance Between Work and College

(Originally appeared on iGrad from Student Choice) College students are a good example of how stress can be a physically manifest of imbalance. Thanks to the rising cost of education, students are usually forced to work twice as hard to increase their income. Public Agenda reported that 45% of university

Affordable Baby-Proofing Tips for Your Home

by Tara Frazier It’s not always easy to keep your little ones safe around the house, but these simple baby-proofing tips can help. Better still, each one can be performed using everyday household objects. Worried about slamming doors and pinched fingers? Pool noodles make great door stoppers. Cut a 6-inch

4 Tips for Renting Your First Apartment

by Tara Frazier Renting an apartment is typically one of your first big financial commitments. And, as with any major commitment, there are many factors to consider. For help, start with this beginner’s apartment rental guide: 1. Set a budget. You’ll need money for food, transportation, phone and Internet, and

7 Things to do When Moving into a New Home

by Tara Frazier Moving into a new house is a major life change. After packing and unpacking your belongings, there’s still a lot of work to be done. Follow this checklist for common tasks every new homeowner should do: Change the locks. The old owners have handed over the keys.

Fireworks Safety Tips

by Kati Knaup The time surrounding the Fourth of July can be filled with lots of summer fun including BBQ’s, picnics, swimming, family time, and my personal favorite…FIREWORKS! These powerful and majestic explosions of color and light have filling the summer night’s sky for centuries. Fireworks are a fun and