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  • Henry Johnson: The story of an unsung hero

    Henry Johnson: The story of an unsung hero

    As you know, February is recognized as Black History Month. This is an opportunity to reflect on all of the brave African-American men and women throughout our country’s history. As the Purple Heart Foundation is a veteran service organization, we wanted to reflect on African-American military...

  • 3 ways Minnesota soybean farmers are helping clear the air

    3 ways Minnesota soybean farmers are helping clear the air

    Soybean farmers in Minnesota wear many different hats: small-business owner, agronomist, equipment expert, accountant and environmentalist. Yes, they are the original stewards of the land, continually evolving their practices to keep natural resources healthy for the next generation. But it doesn’t...

  • 5 simple steps to extend the life of Valentine's Day flowers

    Your day is feeling dreary until the doorbell rings. Who could it be? It's a surprise delivery full of beautiful blooms that instantly brings a smile to your face. Whether for Valentine's Day or any celebration, flowers always make someone feel special. Receiving flowers as a gift is a joy and you...

  • Small-business & self-employed surprises at tax time (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Block Advisors helps small-business owners understand and anticipate tax surprises. Small-business owners may be surprised to learn when filing their tax return for the first time that in addition to income taxes, they owe another 15.3 percent...

  • How retailers can build trust and relevance in their communities

    How retailers can build trust and relevance in their communities

    Over the past decade, technology has reshaped the retail industry in profound ways. Ninety-six percent of Americans are now shopping online, according to a recent study from CPC Strategy. Which means today’s business leaders face increasing pressure to keep retail spaces relevant and engaging for...

  • Survey: Biggest concerns if tax refund is delayed (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Tax season has officially begun, and if you’re worrying about receiving that refund in full or on time, you are not alone! A survey commissioned by H&R Block found that if a tax refund was delayed, one in four respondents would be concerned...

  • 4 tips for protecting your home this season and beyond

    4 tips for protecting your home this season and beyond

    Winter is in full swing and extremely cold temperatures continue to grip much of the U.S.; which mean hats, gloves and high home maintenance bills could be in your future. According to recent data from the Insurance Information Institute, in 2016 severe winter weather cost homeowners more than...

  • New survey finds an overwhelming majority of Americans support animal conservation (Infographic)

    As the Indianapolis Prize announces its 2018 Finalists, a new survey finds that a majority of Americans view animal conservationists as heroes. Learn more about the world’s leading award for animal conservation and the heroes it honors at IndianapolisPrize.org.

  • Warm up with 5 DIY projects to tackle this winter

    Warm up with 5 DIY projects to tackle this winter

    For the avid DIYer in you, the winter season may cause a little anxiety while you’re cooped up inside and unable to tackle those outdoor projects you’d love to finish. The good news, however, is that the inside of your home needs just as much DIY attention as the outside — sometimes more — and...

  • A great lawn begins with a great engine

    A great lawn begins with a great engine

    As the days grow longer and the snow begins to recede, homeowners will once again venture outdoors to get their yards and lawn into tip-top shape for summer fun. But just like your lawn has been hibernating over the long winter, so too has your lawn mower and other small engines. Even if you properly...

  • The beauty of barn doors

    The beauty of barn doors

    Barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. Recently, however, they have become an even more popular and useful feature in residential design. It’s not hard to see why. “Many homeowners hear the term ‘barn door’ and think of reclaimed, rustic wood, which may not be a...

  • A New Year's Resolution for Everyone: Battery Recycling

    Post-holiday time means many of us are enthralled with new gadgets, leaving old devices to collect dust. The good news: the new year means new resolutions, like decluttering your house. This year, add a new resolution to your list that benefits you and the planet: battery recycling. To make your...

  • What to really expect from your first semester in college (Infographic)

    Course Hero compares the expectations of high school seniors to the realities of college freshmen to help students and parents better prepare for the road ahead.

  • Hidden fees add up to unpleasant cellphone bill surprises

    Hidden fees add up to unpleasant cellphone bill surprises

    Has this ever happened to you? You sign up for a great deal on wireless service, but when it’s time to pay, the numbers just don’t add up. That $70 service shows up on your bill as $80 or more, leaving you confused about how your costs have gone up without any warning. Extra charges on your bill...

  • 5 ways for parents to create an at-home makerspace

    At one time, you were probably a young child, stuck in a classroom, wishing you were outside playing. If you’re now a parent, you have plenty of experience trying to convince your child that learning is fun, and likely have to bribe them to do their homework. Trying to get children excited to learn...

  • Legendary street artist Ben Eine takes on unconventional canvas with latest creation (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Internationally renowned street artist Ben Eine has partnered with iconic American brand Zippo to create a larger-than-life mural — the most challenging endeavor he’s ever taken on — measuring 188,368 square feet and requiring 753 gallons...

  • Top trends to inspire your outdoor living

    Top trends to inspire your outdoor living

    Outdoor living spaces rank first among special function rooms desired by consumers, according to the American Institute for Architects, and so homeowners are expected to be going all-in for the outdoors in 2018. Trex Company, a maker of premium decking and railing, has gleaned insights from contractors,...

  • Make 2018 the year of helping veterans

    Make 2018 the year of helping veterans

    For many of us, the new year is the perfect time to make resolutions that improve our own lives. What if, this year, your resolutions included giving back to a community that has sacrificed so much for not only you, but our country? According to the most recent U.S. Census, there are 18.8 million...

  • Keep your home pest free this year

    Keep your home pest free this year

    Now is a great time to establish year-long goals and resolutions, including home improvement goals you’d like to tackle this year. The first step is to create a pest control plan for your home. It’s important to establish good habits early in the year to help prevent potential pest problems. Unchecked,...

  • 5 fun ideas for creating a makerspace in your classroom

    A teacher's ultimate goal is to instill a lifelong love of learning in their students. When kids are passionate about learning, the sky is the limit! Educators can support students' creativity and natural curiosity in numerous ways, and one method getting a lot of attention recently is playful,...

  • How you can improve your FICO Score

    How you can improve your FICO Score

    Anyone who has tried to borrow money to purchase a car, buy a home or open a revolving line of credit may be familiar with the term FICO Score. Most lenders use this scoring model, which essentially determines a person’s creditworthiness. "The FICO Score may seem like a big, daunting mystery, especially...

  • 5 tax tips for the self-employed

    Self-employment offers the perks and benefits of not working for someone else, but often means taking on risks and becoming responsible for providing a valuable product or service, generating income and having a steady customer base. With all of this considered, along with the newly enacted tax...

  • 5 house cleaning tips for allergy sufferers

    5 house cleaning tips for allergy sufferers

    Many people turn to nasal sprays and antihistamines to combat seasonal nasal allergies or hay fever, but keeping the home clean is just as important in the fight against allergies. Keep the outdoors out While it is hard to control exposure to pollen and other triggers when outside, those with allergies...

  • Tips to save money and energy this winter

    Tips to save money and energy this winter

    Winter is a time of year when expenses can soar, especially your utility bills. Thankfully, Chip Wade, HGTV expert, has some advice on how you can save energy, and ultimately money, this year: * Lighting: LED bulbs are 90 percent more efficient than incandescent light bulbs. * Prevent heat loss:...

  • What New Year's resolution can you stick to and feel like you're making a difference in the world?

    What New Year's resolution can you stick to and feel like you're making a difference in the world?

    This time of year, many Americans are setting (or already breaking) New Year’s resolutions focused on getting healthier, saving money, spending more time with friends and family, etc. These are great resolutions, but perhaps this year, you’re thinking about ways you can make a difference. Giving...

  • Growing your business? These 3 financing mistakes can cost you big

    Starting a business can be tough. Growing one can be even harder. Dr. Nacondus Gamble knows this all too well. After her optometry practice, The South Eastern Eye Center, began to establish a reputation for great patient care, Dr. Gamble decided she was ready to expand. So she began looking for...

  • 8 top wow moments of 2017 according to The Red Bulletin

    2017 has been a year filled with twists and turns. But what about those ones beyond the ordinary? The celebrities who admitted their embarrassing moments, the athletes who reached new heights and ordinary folk who pushed boundaries. Here are the top 8 stories from leading magazine The Red Bulletin...

  • Tax Survey: Top 3 Things Americans Would Rather Do (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Starting Jan. 5, with the innovative, new H&R Block Tax Pro GoSM experience, H&R Block clients can do whatever they want while their tax return is completed by a tax professional. H&R Block Tax Pro GoSM clients are matched with a tax pro and...

  • Survey: DIY taxpayers willing to take on stress to save money (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Do-it-yourself taxpayers who want a head start can start filling out their 2017 tax returns now with H&R Block and begin taking advantage of the products’ new features. Like in years past, all DIY online clients can get additional help by...

  • Party on, America! 5 fun facts about New Year's 2018

    For people around the world, New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the joys of the past 365 days while looking forward to the fun year ahead! When Roman leader Caesar Augustus designated Jan. 1 as the first calendar day in honor of the two-faced god Janus, who could simultaneously look back into...

  • Options available to help students pay for college

    With student debt increasingly becoming a long-term burden on graduates and families, says Peter Gayle, a vice president for Prudential Advisors, it’s never been more important to minimize the out-of-pocket expenses to put a student through college — and reduce reliance on student loans. To put...

  • 3 documents you need to create your estate plan

    While creating a will and other estate planning documents may not be top of mind, it's a concern you should take seriously. You don’t need celebrity-sized assets to be concerned that a lack of estate planning on your part could cost your beneficiaries dearly. And that’s just one compelling reason...

  • Retirement readiness: Hitting the retirement preparation sweet spot

    A recent study by the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College suggests an alarming state of awareness about retirement readiness: Of surveyed households, 33 percent realize they are not well prepared, 19 percent are not well prepared but don't know it, and 24 percent are well prepared...

  • Seeking a smartphone? Here are 10 things to look for

    There are many choices when shopping for a smartphone these days, and the differences can be very subtle. Here are some of the key things you’ll want to look at to make sure you find the one that works best for your needs. Operating System (OS): There are two different operating systems to choose...

  • Solving 5 pain points in the homebuying process

    When it comes to buying a home, the beauty of the process is truly in the eye of the beholder. Some people see the opportunity to start a new life, live their dreams and make memories that will, quite literally, last a lifetime. Others get caught up in the problems associated with the home purchasing...

  • Points for holiday hosting (Infographic)

    Ho, Ho, Hosting is an American tradition this time of year. A new survey reveals the majority of Americans (59%) plan to host family during the season. And most holiday get-togethers involve travel: seven in ten Americans (72%) have had friends and family come from out of town — perhaps even some...

  • 3 tips to keep your home cozy all winter

    Every year, homeowners across the country take precautionary steps to winterize their homes to protect against burst water pipes as well as improve their overall comfort throughout the colder months. Winterizing your home goes beyond just ensuring snow and chills stay out. These three tips will...

  • Dog show myths and facts

    Dog shows are an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about the nuanced and wonderful things that make dog breeds unique. But while many of us have an idea of what a dog show is — often from what we have seen depicted on television or in movies — there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes...

  • Get your home holiday-ready (Infographic)

    Home is where the heart is, especially during the holidays. Whether you’re hosting a potluck with friends or pulling out all the stops to make the season special for your grandkids, a clean and welcoming home creates the canvas for holiday memories that last a lifetime. Holiday cleaning doesn’t...

  • 8 clever homemade gifts for everyone on your holiday list

    During the holidays, there’s nothing that conjures the love and coziness of the season quite like a homemade gift. Check out how Ball® Jars can help you pull together thoughtful DIY gifts at home that will delight everyone on your list! 1. DIY Mason jar koozie Here's a charming gift that transforms...

  • 3 technology tips for last-minute gift giving

    The holidays are a favorite time of year for many. We love decorating our homes, baking cookies, donating to our favorite charities, and listening to those classic songs we only get to enjoy a few short weeks each year. There’s all the holiday parties and celebrations. And of course, a big part...

  • 22 million strong: 4 ways to make VA loans work for you

    If you’re a veteran, active military member or reservist, you’ve likely heard about all the benefits offered with VA home loans. Since 1944, some 22 million vets have taken advantage of the powerful U.S. program enabling affordable low-interest mortgages that require no down payments, no mortgage...

  • Women in agriculture are challenging stereotypes

    About a third of the nation’s farmers are women, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And most of these women are working family farms, since 99 percent of all American farms are family-owned and operated. Just under 1 million women farmers contribute $12.9 billion to the nation’s economy...

  • 5 tips to savor, not splurge during the holidays

    What do we say about the holiday season? It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Amidst the wonder of the season that includes plenty of shopping and celebrating, spending can get out of control. Before we know it, bills come due and suddenly things really aren’t so wonderful anymore. So this...

  • Inspired last-minute gifts for everyone on your list

    The holiday season is a time of year when you want to show how much you care with your generosity and thoughtfulness. But as expected, searching for holiday gifts can bring the longest shopping sprees (and lines) of the year. Not only do you have to find the right gift for the right person, you...

  • Avoid a #HolidayFail this Season (Infographic)

    Tired of burning holiday cookies? Working in the kitchen while your guests enjoy the party? The holidays are here and so are common mishaps. With tips from Cook Beautiful author Athena Calderone and interior designer Nate Berkus, have a #HolidayFail Proof season!

  • 'Tis the season: Holiday gifting and budgeting strategies (Infographic)

    The Coinstar Holiday Survey, conducted among 2,000 U.S. adults, reports that the majority (65 percent) will set a budget this holiday season. The holiday infographic showcases results including budgeting and shopping strategies, creative gift giving, the “Scrooge” effect as well as ways to recover...

  • When to introduce tech to children

    If you're a parent with a smartphone or tablet, it didn’t take long before your little one first reached for your shiny device. If only their fingers weren't covered in slobber at the time, you may have been more willing to hand it over. The good news is that saliva is easy to wipe off! S’mores?...

  • Growing need for ag expertise: Not all high-paid careers are on the farm

    (BPT) – As the farming industry faces growing consolidation in the U.S., one might get the impression fewer jobs are now available in agriculture. In fact, just the opposite is true. Today, one in three people worldwide — more than a billion employees — work in an ag-related industry. Industry growth...

  • 5 simple steps to make your own gourmet gift basket for less

    Birthday, anniversary, holiday or "just because" — gift baskets are the perfect way to show you care. Filled with gourmet goodies, they are customizable delights no matter the person's age or personality. This great gift idea does have one downfall: They can be expensive. Fortunately, it's simple...

  • It's a Good Day for Quality (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. There’s no place like home, especially when it comes to manufacturing the products that keep you comfortable. That’s why YORK(R) is eager to introduce homeowners to the people behind the residential heating and cooling systems that are designed,...

  • The Organic Label is the Gold Standard (Infographic)

    A new USDA study affirms that the organic label is the most comprehensive, most transparent and most tightly regulated food certification in the world, and points to the flaws in single label claims causing consumer confusion. With the proliferation of label claims over the past three decades,...

  • Reducing carbon emissions in California starts with simple changes

    California has a goal. Some might call it an ambitious goal, but for Californians committed to energy efficiency and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, there is another word to describe it: attainable. The Golden State has long been recognized as a leader in environmental protection, and now...

  • 6 home cleaning tips for pet owners

    Having a pet may seem like the beginning of a never-ending mess, but the key to living with furry friends is preparation. Whether combating odor, keeping surfaces free of dirt and fur or removing pesky stains, taking preventative measures and using the right products can turn any mess into a simple...

  • Gaming Tips & Tricks For Getting the Edge (Infographic)

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  • 5 tips to get in front of the pet hair in your home

    From their loyal ways to their silly antics, pets bring so much joy to homes. While you wouldn’t trade any of the cuddles and welcome-home slobbers, one thing most pet owners don’t find quite as lovable is all the pet hair! When you live with a furry friend, it’s inevitable that there will be pet...

  • Devices to help get the most out of your smart assistant

    This holiday season, approximately 12 million Americans plan to purchase voice assistants as gifts, according to research from the Consumer Technology Association. People see the value these products offer, and everyone needs their own personal assistant, right? However, what many shoppers may not...

  • 5 tips for working adults returning to college

    Most working professionals want to advance their skills, land that promotion and get a raise. However, some 36 million adults face a significant barrier to achieving their goals and aspirations: They still need to complete a significant amount of coursework in order to earn a college degree. While...

  • 5 ways digital natives are giving our lives a mobile makeover

    Their heads may be buried in their smartphones, but don’t be fooled; the youngest generation is changing the world as we know it, one emoji at a time. According to recent findings from the Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report, Generation Z — the youngest generation — and millennials...

  • What is the home energy rating system (HERS)? (Infographic)

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  • 5 ways to get in the howl-iday spirit with your dog

    ‘Tis the season to get ready for the holidays! This time of year is known for spending quality time with loved ones, so don’t forget to include your furriest family members in all of the festivities. Whether you’re decorating for the season or celebrating with some of your favorite traditions,...

  • Thoughtful Gifts For Colleagues: 4 Easy Steps to Create Delight

    It’s that time of year when employees are seeking meaningful and appropriate holiday gifts for their coworkers and clients. While the process should be fun, because such gifts can inadvertently send unspoken messages to their recipients, making the right choice at the right time can be surprisingly...

  • 3 essential tips for traveling with a pet during the holidays

    The holidays mean different things to different people. Every family seems to have its own set of traditions, but one thing seems to be common among Americans during this time of year, and that’s traveling. Like Santa Claus making that long journey from the North Pole, it’s estimated that more than...

  • Buckle up for the new passenger economy

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. A hundred years ago, few thought that the clunky automobile that broke down so often would ever replace a horse. In the 1970s, people wondered if the personal computer that a few eccentrics were using would have any use beyond storing recipes....

  • 4 great gifts for your green-living friend

    Here’s a stat for you: More than 145 million Americans report being alarmed or concerned about climate change, according to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Yes, over 145 million. That’s more than a third of the nation’s total population. Are you one of them? Whether you are...

  • Beyond the diploma: Helping teens forge their futures

    What’s the key to optimism? From a career standpoint, it’s having a vision where you see yourself climbing and thriving, and you know there will be a place in the world for your skills and knowledge. Unfortunately, there are many teens and young people who have a much bleaker vision of their futures....

  • 5 hacks to save time and money during the holidays

    The holidays are a wonderful time of year to spend with family and friends, and to reconnect with those you may not often see. However, the festive season can also be a busy and expensive time. By January, many are left feeling exhausted physically, emotionally and financially. But don’t let the...

  • The New Year's resolution you can keep: A more eco-friendly home

    Nearly 42 percent of all New Year’s resolutions are broken by February, according to Statisticbrain. It’s easy to understand why — resolutions are difficult to keep all year long. Instead of risking disappointment in 2018, why not make a resolution that takes short-term effort but yields long-term...

  • Hurricanes harm birds, too: What you can do to help your backyard birds

    Americans in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico suffered through devastating hurricanes this year, and they weren’t alone in their desolation — Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria also caused unparalleled upheaval for wildlife, including bird populations. Many nature experts are worried about the long-term...

  • 3 things you should know about BPA this holiday season (Infographic)

    Before you make your holiday preparations, here are three facts you may not know about bisphenol-A (BPA), a common chemical used in many of the popular products we use during the holiday season.

  • 'Tis the season to give

    It’s that time of year again! Lights are being strung, mistletoe is being hung and your favorite holiday jingle can likely be found on nearly every radio station. The holiday season has officially arrived and — between spending time with friends and families and taking time to give back — this...

  • Shortage of truck diesel technicians and truck drivers is countrywide

    As the transportation industry continues to grow and baby boomers continue to retire, the need for trained diesel mechanics and truck drivers has never been greater. Job openings span the U.S., and many sit open while businesses feel the stress of a massive talent shortage. For people seeking job...

  • Cats savor more than just flavor

    Because cats become so ingrained in people’s lives, it’s often easy to forget they are animals with specific needs that could be outside of what owners may think is best. According to research from Mintel, cat owners consider taste as the most important factor when buying food for their cats, but...

  • 5 tips for entrepreneurs to keep customers engaged

    Entrepreneurs, it’s time to stop and give yourself a pat on the back. Small business owners know it’s a life that can be high stress and sometimes even uncertain. But here’s one encouraging fact: Small businesses are doing a lot to keep Americans employed and the economy humming. According to the...

  • A cup of tea can be the best solution for everyday wellness

    Before medicine and pharmaceuticals filled our remedy box, food and food ingredients were considered healing agents. Hippocrates was wise in his understanding of the special powers of food, beyond satisfying our appetites: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” There are many cultures...

  • Top 5 features millennials look for in a home

    For generations, homeownership has been part of the American dream. For most Americans, it’s the largest, most significant investment they’ll make, and because homeownership is the best way to grow their wealth, the most important investment as well. As the youngest generation of new homeowners,...

  • Confessions of a Serious Watcher (Infographic)

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  • Yule tools: 5 tips for dodging a holiday credit hangover

    All the glitz, glamour, gatherings and good tidings over the holidays can easily make you forget your disposable income has limits. Who wants to think about overspending when the jingle bells are rocking, the mistletoe is beckoning, peace and goodwill to men abound and the gifts are flowing like...

  • 5 tips for speed cleaning your home

    What is one of the biggest sources of stress? It’s cleaning on a deadline, especially when guests are on their way. But with the right plan in place, even last-minute cleaning can be efficient and stress-free, says Debra Johnson, Merry Maids home cleaning expert. In an online survey conducted by...

  • In the spirit of holiday giving, national food donation partnership feeds needy, not landfills

    With the holiday season upon us, Americans are gathering for traditional celebrations and family meals. Even after leftovers have been devoured for days, the amount of uneaten food and overall food waste is overwhelming. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), during the 2016...

  • 5 tips for scoring the best Black Friday electronics

    If you’re already looking forward to scouting out the best Black Friday deals, you’re clearly far from alone. Each year, many Americans look forward to the thrill of the hunt when it comes to securing the best bargains retailers can offer. That’s especially true when it comes to the newest, most...

  • Debunking the Myths Behind the Real vs. Artificial Christmas Tree Debate (Infographic)

    Here comes Santa Claus … and a sleigh full of confusion about Christmas trees. Popular myths are that real trees are bad for the environment, artificial trees make smarter financial sense and real trees are a hassle, but read on for the truth and visit Facebook.com/ItsChristmasKeepItReal to learn...

  • 5 ways the '90s are back and bigger than ever

    - The '90s were the years of dial-up internet connections and transparent phones, grunge music and boy bands, Biggie and Tupac, overalls and high-top sneakers, guys with frosted hair and girls with “The Rachel” cut. We could go on and on — and whether you raised your own virtual pet or wish you were...

  • The perfect gift for animal lovers: Becoming a wildlife hero

    As people come together to celebrate the holidays and share their hopes for the future, the environment often comes up in conversation. Threats to animals and the planet have never been greater; more than 25 percent of the world’s mammals — such as elephants, polar bears and lemurs — are at risk...

  • Smarten up your holiday wish list with these must-have gadgets

    With the hectic pace of today's busy lifestyles, is it really all that surprising that people everywhere are craving new smart technologies? After all, life basically demands that you save time and money wherever you can, and smart technologies utilized in your home deliver both. It's easy, right?...

  • How to avoid cold weather woes

    As sweater season knocks on the door, it’s time to prepare for the brisk temperatures ahead. This winter, keep your home, health and well-being top of mind with these simple tips to avoid cold weather woes. Winterize your porch Install plexiglass panels to keep the cold weather out, allowing you...

  • 10 tips for entrepreneurial success from women, for women

    More women than ever are entrepreneurs. However, while women continue to make strides in business ownership, the path to success is still significantly more difficult for women than men. A recent study reports that female entrepreneurs receive only about 2 percent of all funding, despite owning...

  • 4 questions to ask your financial advisor right away

    Let’s face it: Finances can be complicated. Whether opening a new investment account, saving for your child’s college fund or rolling over a 401(k), sometimes you need professional financial help. But who to turn to? A financial advisor can be a great resource for professional guidance so that you’re...

  • Celebrate fall with healthy new routines for you and your dog

    The fall season, with its crisp, cool air and beautiful foliage, is the perfect time to create a fresh start and establish healthy new routines for both you and your dog. To help you make this fall your happiest and healthiest season, Beneful has tapped Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer...

  • Time-saving tricks that save hours each week

    When you look at your to-do list, does it seem a mile long? From running errands, returning emails and making hurried trips to the ATM, modern life has never been busier for Americans. You can reclaim your day by using a few simple time-saving methods. By simplifying common tasks, you can open up...

  • Small businesses have struggled to find funding: Not anymore

    In business, dreams are easy. Finding the money to make them happen, however, can be difficult. Even established, successful businesses can get turned away for loans at banks. This was the case for Sole Bicycles, a popular maker of stylish, high-performance bikes based in Venice Beach, California....

  • 5 ways gift cards can come to your rescue this holiday season

    We all have hard-to-buy-for people on our shopping list — from a friend who has everything, to long-distance relatives and those who seem tough to please. So, what’s the best gift to get them this holiday season? For the 11th consecutive year, the National Retail Federation has named gift cards...

  • The benefits of interactive technology for your child and you

    Interacting with your children is one of the best parts of being a parent and it’s no surprise that many people report looking for toys this holiday season that incorporate interactive technology. Are you one of them? If you are, then you know you’re looking for the kind of technology that involves...

  • 4 tips to make the most of basketball season

    The basketball season has tipped off! While this is an exciting time for fans everywhere, the non-stop action can be a lot for even league experts to follow, and it can be tough to know where to look for the content you want. Unexpected trades, free agency pickups or other player news can break...

  • Winter is coming: 3 reasons why you need to install winter tires

    Winter brings unpredictable and dangerous road conditions, yet changing out all-season tires for winter tires isn't high on our priority list. No matter the type of vehicle you drive, tires are the only connection between a vehicle and the road. Improper tires put drivers at a higher risk of mishandling,...

  • Lose yourself in one of the 10 best books of the year

    When you open the covers of a book, you enter another world — a world of thought and experience. If the narrative engages your mind and emotions, making the time fly, reading a great book can change you and your outlook on the world, even if just a little. If you’re looking to add more of these...

  • 3 reasons to consider a group legal plan

    Being a parent is a balancing act. You are constantly being pulled in different directions and it can be challenging to manage all the things you need to get done. Your company’s open enrollment period is a chance to take stock of benefits that can help you manage some of the issues you face. One...

  • 5 Tips for Teaching Kids to Embrace Risk Taking

    Every child learns best when they have the courage to explore, to ask, “what if…?” and to take small risks. By creating and testing their ideas without fear, by constantly remaking and remodeling, they are paving the way for a breakthrough moment. It is important for parents and teachers to embrace...

  • Savvy season's greetings: 5 steps toward smart holiday spending

    If you’re already thinking practically about funding your gift giving and other expenses this holiday season, you’re not alone. Sixty-five percent of U.S. adults say they’re establishing budgets in preparation, according to a recent Coinstar survey. That said, the majority own up to overspending...

  • Focus on fun: 5 easy tips for a relaxed Thanksgiving

    While Thanksgiving is supposed to be a heartwarming time for appreciating family and friends, it’s no secret the traditionally food-filled holiday can be less than relaxing for those making the preparations. In fact, studies show 71 percent of Americans feel stressed rather than overjoyed at some...

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