Secure Your Home Before Hitting the Road for the Holidays

The holidays are a busy time of year for travel. According to U.S. Department of Transportation Statistics, the number of long-distance trips by Americans increases by 54 percent during the Thanksgiving travel period. The number rises by 23 percent during Christmas and New Year’s, compared to the average number for the remainder of the year.

‘Tis the Season to Go Shopping: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Battle It Out for Consumer Dollars

Nothing says “holiday shopping” quite like the four-day weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers spent $59.1 billion on 2012 during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While 10% of shoppers rushed to the stores right after finishing their Thanksgiving dinners, others waited until Cyber Monday, with online shopping peaking at 11:25 a.m. EST. Whether you plan to shop in-store or online, check out this infographic for more fun Cyber Monday and Black Friday statistics.

Kick Off the Football Season with a Tailgate Party

Getting ready to tailgate before the next game? You’re not alone: About 50 million Americans tailgate every football season and spend $12 billion enjoying one of America’s favorite pastimes. Before you crank up the party, check out our tailgating infographic for tips and interesting facts.

Life Insurance Income Replacement [Infographic]

A sound financial plan should include an appropriate amount of life insurance. Protect your loved ones by making sure your life insurance plan can replace the income your family needs to maintain its standard of living.

Major Decisions [Infographic]

One of the most important decisions of a college student’s career is selecting a major. And there are a lot of options for undergraduate students today. From biochemistry to marketing, most students have dozens – if not hundreds – of disciplines to consider. If your transcript currently says your major is “undecided” or “undeclared,” check out this “Major Decisions” infographic to discover the best college majors, job statistics, highest-paying college degrees and career paths.

The Anatomy of a Golf Shot: Golf Club Distances, Proper Grip & Stance

Your golf shot is like your signature: uniquely your own, yet slightly different each time you pick up a pen or club. Both are affected by elements you control, such as your grip and muscle motion, as well as external factors like the golf club, golf ball, pen and paper.

Choosing a College Major: What to Consider

Your major will pave your path to graduation and your future career, so you should do some research before deciding. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are a few things to consider.