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How To Prepare Your Home For The Holidays

The holiday season is about family and friends getting together, exchanging gifts and well-wishes, and feasting on home-cooked meals by the warmth of the fire. As wholesome and as wonderful as that sounds, hosting the celebrations can be overwhelming. The tasks to get your home holidayproof and guest-ready are plenty, on top of your domestic duties.

How To Prepare Your Home For The Holidays

The list of things to do may be tall and daunting, but no stone should be left unturned. You don’t want holiday emergencies to ruin the atmosphere. Plus, with everyone out of town or on holiday break, it can be difficult to find a professional to fix the problem ASAP.  [Read more…]

Ways To Build Your Emergency Fund

Life has a way of throwing you for a loop. When you least expect it, something goes wrong that requires cash you don’t have of your own to resolve. The furnace finally gives out, your car battery dies, you get sick or injured and have to take off from work for a while, the energy bill comes with a shutoff notice, or the kids need money for a class trip or school-related expense. When this happens and you don’t have the funds on your own, you have no choice but to ruin your budget or put yourself in serious debt. 

You Need an Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is a savings account in which you deposit funds in to use for rainy days or unforeseen circumstances like those discussed above. It’s a financial cushion that, if managed well, can get you out of a lot of jams and eliminate the need to go into debt.  [Read more…]

Planning A Family Camping Trip With Fitness In Mind

Parents and kids alike have allowed technology, such as smartphones, to rule their lives; the unfortunate outcome is an epidemic of obesity, as well as other adverse health effects. Fortunately, the best way to get your kids, and you, playing outside in nature is a family camping trip.

Planning A Family Camping Trip With Fitness In Mind

However, a family camping trip does need some planning. Be sure to involve the kids in the planning, that way, they’ll be sure to enjoy this change of pace even more.  [Read more…]

Tips For Planning A Fun, Safe, Stress-Free Honeymoon Abroad

After celebrating one of the most precious moments in your life it’s common for newlyweds to keep the festivities going with a honeymoon. Serving as the first official getaway as a married couple, it’s also common for couples to select destinations that span far beyond the borders of the United States. It’s quite the experience, but in order to really enjoy yourselves, it requires extensive planning

Tips For Planning A Fun, Safe, Stress-Free Honeymoon Abroad

Traveling internationally is a lot different than traveling domestically. It takes a bit more research and preparation to ensure things go off without a hitch. To lend you a hand in planning your dream honeymoon trip, here are some tips to keep in mind:  [Read more…]