Leaf-Peeping Plans? Don’t Leave Safety Behind

A few precautions can keep an autumn road trip on track. Watching the leaves change colors is a spectacular seasonal event—and a scenic drive is one of the best ways to appreciate the sights. But falling leaves and unruly weather … Continued

Saving Money on Life Insurance

Ways to keep your finances in as great a shape as you. Like any financial contract, life insurance has its complexities, especially when you begin comparing the particulars of one policy versus another. While understanding your policy’s fine print is … Continued

6 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

You don’t have to invite noise into your house. Try these tips to dial down the volume. Most of our days are filled with noise—on the street, in the office, on mass transit or on the freeway. And chronic noise … Continued

Tips for Operating a Personal Water Craft

Ensure your thrill ride is a safe one. People ride personal water crafts (PWCs) across with a gleeful sense of abandon. Made popular with models such as Jet Ski, WaveRunner and Sea-Doo, PWCs now remain as much a part of the aquatic … Continued

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