How to Handle Carsickness in Kids

Keep the queasiness to a minimum with these tips. Even the most anticipated of outings can cause family-wide dread when carsickness comes into the picture. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children ages 2 to12 years … Continued

Up in Smoke – Part 1: How to Avoid 5 Common Home Fire Hazards

Fire prevention in the home is something we all need a refresher on from time to time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 85 percent of fire deaths happen in the home, and those household fires are responsible for billions of dollars in property damages each year. The good news is that nearly all home fires are preventable by watching out for a few common fire hazards

Protect Your Children from Lead Exposure

Tips to keep your little ones safe from a notorious poison. Lead poisoning is a serious health risk, and it’s more common than you might think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 4 million … Continued

Hearth and Home: Stay Safe and Warm

When the weather outside is frightful, keeping your house cozy is delightful. Just do it safely. There’s nothing like coming in from the cold to a nice warm house. And, like many homeowners, you may be turning to alternative heating … Continued

The Life of a Landlord

Want to take on tenants? Here are some things to think about. The idea of being a landlord may sound appealing—and it can be profitable. But the charm may start to fade after the first middle-of-the-night phone call about your … Continued

How to Avoid Fees when You Travel Abroad

Plan ahead to minimize the expenses incurred when using an ATM or credit card on vacation. There are so many things to keep track of when traveling to another country: the language, the culture and the currency. Just thinking about … Continued

The Pluses and Minuses of Home Additions

If you have expansion plans, consider all the variables first. Have you outgrown your home? If you crave more space but can’t afford to move—or love your neighborhood too much to leave—consider putting on an addition. Carefully think through these … Continued

5 Ways to Save on an Engagement Ring

With a little education, you’ll find a rock you can roll with. When it comes to buying a diamond engagement ring, bargain hunting is futile. A too-good-to-be-true deal could easily turn into a rip-off. Arm yourself with a bit of … Continued