Holiday Tipping Guidelines

Our cheat sheet for the giving season. Barbers and nannies and mail carriers, oh my! Many of us like to tip a little extra during the holiday season. But it can be confusing to decide how much to give to … Continued

Prepare Your Home for Winter’s Chill

Get ready for the cold season with these tips. Winter is the perfect time for sipping hot cocoa and snuggling under cozy blankets. But the changing season also means your home is vulnerable to higher heat bills and winter storms. … Continued

A Winterization ‘Checkup’ for Your Motorcycle

Here’s how to be ready for that first “spring fever” ride. A motorcycle represents your ticket to freedom, unleashing the thrill of open-air riding on two powerful wheels. Alas, this experience doesn’t translate well to snow, ice and other winter … Continued

Thanksgiving on a Budget

Easy ways to trim costs from your holiday meal. Thanksgiving is a day to remember only the things that are important in life: family, friends and good food. But when prices are up and the economy is sluggish, it’s hard … Continued

How to Save Money on Pet Care

Learn how to spend wisely to avoid costlier problems down the road. Americans will spend an estimated $55.5 billion on their pets this year, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Whether you have a dog, cat, gerbil or … Continued

Six Things to Avoid After an Accident

Remember these important driver “don’ts.” When you aren’t able to avoid an accident, the next best thing is to make sure you handle the situation the right way. So if you find yourself in the middle of a fender bender … Continued

A Recent History of Stormy, Costly Weather

Big winter storms in the past few decades have resulted in substantial losses. Blizzards, floods and other weather events in recent years have reinforced the importance of having proper homeowners insurance. Source: http://www.iii.org/facts_statistics/winter-storms.html  

Seven Ways to Fight Kids’ Germs

Follow these simple tips to keep the bugs at bay. Schools, playgrounds and childcare facilities are full of energy and fun—but they’re also full of germs. Any place where lots of kids come in contact with one another is likely … Continued

Top 5 Tips to Maximize Space In Your Dorm Room

Many college freshmen encounter a culture shock when they first move into a dorm. After having your own bedroom, you must now adjust to living in a closet-size space with someone else. Here are 5 tips from USA Today to make the most of a tight squeeze.