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How to Charge Your Phone or Laptop When the Power is Out

Mar 19, 2019

Whether it’s due to an electrical issue or inclement weather, a power outage can leave you feeling helpless. Ready.gov says it’s always a good idea to be prepared for a power outage. While it’s a good idea to stock up on nonperishable food, water, flashlights and extra batteries to prepare for this type of situation, making sure your technology is ready […]

How to Help Deter Burglars from Your Home

Mar 15, 2019

Burglaries can happen at any time. While you may already lock your doors and windows while you’re away from home, or arrange for a neighbor to pick up your mail while you’re on vacation, keep these tips in mind to help protect yourself, your family and home year round. Upgrade Your Locks When choosing locks for your exterior […]

4 Tips to Prepare Your Teen to Drive Solo

Mar 6, 2019

Your teen may think they’re ready to hit the road on their own, but you know it’s your responsibility to make sure they understand the importance of safe driving before they go solo. After months of driving lessons, you may still be wondering if they’re ready — even after they’ve passed their driver’s test. Here are some tips […]

How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

Feb 28, 2019

Spring can be a great time to clear out clutter and start fresh. But, while you’re organizing closets and cleaning out cabinets, don’t forget to also tackle some basic home maintenance. Just like a car, some parts of your home need regular maintenance to keep them in good working condition for years to come, especially after a rough winter. These checklists […]

Property Management Tips for a Long-Distance Landlord

Feb 22, 2019

Whether you own an investment property or you plan to rent your home for a short period of time, renting out your place might be a good way to make some extra income. But, being a landlord is not necessarily an easy job as rental properties come with many responsibilities. According to The Balance, landlords are typically responsible […]

How to Prioritize Debt and Save Money in Your 20s

Feb 21, 2019

In the early years of your adult life, debt can add up quickly. From paying back student loans to purchasing your first car, you may find that expenses are adding up to more than you have in your checking or savings account. For this reason, some people turn to credit cards or personal loans in their […]

Driving Safety Tips for Handling Potholes

Feb 14, 2019

If you’ve been driving for awhile, you’re probably used to encountering occasional potholes on the road — including some that can be rather large. You know that potholes can create an unpleasant and bumpy ride, but did you know that they may also cause damage to your vehicle? The tips below can help you learn how […]

Landlords: A Step-by-Step Guide to Renting Your Property

Feb 12, 2019

Being a landlord means that you will need to take on a wide range of responsibilities — from maintaining the rental property to managing relationships with tenants. While being a landlord may require a lot of time and preparation, it can also be rewarding and provide a source of income to help you prepare for the future. […]

Expectant Parents: A Checklist For Your Path to Parenthood

Jan 29, 2019

If you have a baby on the way, you are likely filled with excitement as you get ready for your bundle of joy to arrive. While you may be practicing healthy habits and reading parenting books, at times, it might feel a bit overwhelming as you realize all of the other preparation that needs to […]

4 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund Wisely

Jan 23, 2019

Many people might agree that filing taxes isn’t an enjoyable task — but once you’re done filling out the forms, you may get excited if you see that a refund is coming your way. If your tax refund is a significant amount of money, it’s important to put that money to use in the best way possible. […]