Get Smart About Common Gardening Goofs

Avoid plant-related pitfalls with some sage advice. Maintaining a beautiful garden is more than a way to increase curb appeal to your visitors and passersby; your efforts may also pay off when resale or rental time comes along. So how … Continued

Condo vs. Co-Op: What’s the Difference?

Read about the differences, then take our interactive quiz to discover the option that is right for you. If the responsibilities of being a homeowner have become humdrum, it might be time to make a move. Or maybe you’re looking … Continued

5 Tips for Safe Boating

With summer in full swing, heed these reminders for fun on the water. For boat owners, basic safety goes a long way toward an incident-free summer on the water. The good news—more boaters are being safe. A record low 672 … Continued

8 Ways to Use Water Wisely in Landscaping

As drought is plaguing states across the country, try these ways to landscape without wasting water. And pick up extra hints about using landscaping to keep your home secure. The Midwest and Great Plains are suffering severe drought, with high … Continued

Keep Your Garage Door Under Control

Overhead garage doors are helpful—as long as they’re used properly. Automatic garage doors are a great convenience of modern life. Even manual overhead garage doors are handy, but there’s nothing quite like the ease of having a door open and … Continued

5 Steps to Keep Your Identity Safe

Try these low-tech ways to protect yourself. Did you know that victims of identity theft report spending more than 80 hours and close to $600 to resolve issues related to the theft? That’s what a Nationwide survey showed—and it’s why … Continued

Go Camping in Your Own Backyard

Try these seven steps to keep things safe and fun. And try our campfire recipes to keep your adventure tasty, too. There’s nothing like the great outdoors, and camping is a great way to enjoy the fresh air. If you … Continued

Protect Your Property After a Storm

Try these tips to secure your home if you find yourself with storm damage. Take it from Dorothy. If a tornado or other major storm strikes, the first thing on your mind should be the safety of your loved ones. … Continued