Take Charge of Your Credit

Jul 31, 2015

Your credit history can help you buy a home or car, get a low-rate credit card, reduce your insurance premiums or impress an employer. It can also hurt your chances for all of the above, depending on what’s inside the file. That’s why it’s important to check your reports from the major credit bureaus regularly, […]

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3 Ways to Get Sand Off Your Feet After a Day at the Beach

Jul 24, 2015

Tired of tracking sand into your car or home after a day at the beach? No matter how hard you try to remove the grainy stuff from your feet, it can be infuriatingly stubborn. Here are three tips to help minimize the trouble sand causes. Baby powder or flour – Seriously! Take along a bottle […]

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8 Worst Things to Buy New for Your Kids

Jul 17, 2015

Kids cost a lot to raise – about $245,000 for food, housing, childcare, education and other expenses for the first 18 years of a child’s life, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If you’re a parent, it’s understandable that you want to give your children the best. But considering how expensive it […]

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Air Travel with Toddlers

Jul 10, 2015

Parents traveling on the plane with small children get it. It might be the “put your bag on the empty seat next to you” move. Or it’s the “pretend to talk on your cell phone” maneuver. Either way, the message from fellow passengers is clear—I can’t handle a three-hour flight with an energetic youngster next […]

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Keep Pets Safe during Hot Weather

Jul 02, 2015

As your fun-in-the-sun hits high gear this season, it’s easy to forget that pets need special attention during warmer days. Whether you’re taking them along on a summer activity or letting them stay outdoors longer, remember to keep their safety in mind. Never leave your pet in the car It’s never safe, even for a […]

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