When you move to a city with your children, you are leaving all of their old haunts behind. Kids quickly develop a list of favorite things to do in and around town, and moving away from these activities can be stressful for your little ones. Finding things to do in your new city . . . → Read More: 10 Kid- Eco Friendly Activities In and Near Oakland
Over 14 percent of Americans move each year. Whether they are relocating across the country or moving down the road, they all have two things in common: packing and unpacking. Most people know that there is an art to packing that makes life easier. What many people don’t know is that unpacking can . . . → Read More: New House? Don’t Unpack a Single Box Before You Read This
In general, heavy duty trucks are designed to tow fairly large loads. Some of the mammoth-sized pickups on the market today can tow well over 10,000 pounds. But if you have an automatic transmission, you probably own one of the many models of trucks that come with tow/haul mode – that little button on . . . → Read More: The Tow/Haul Mode: When do You Use It?
Americans began giving up wearing wristwatches more than 20 years ago when the beepers and cell phones in their pockets made wristwatches look old-fashioned. What technology took away, though, it seems to be on the verge of bringing back again, in particularly high-tech form. While Sony is first to market with this new device . . . → Read More: Are Smart Watches the Next Big Thing in Technology?
We all have that one neighbor that is fantastic and the one that we could live without. Bad neighbors are not only irritating, but they can prevent you from selling your home. Whether you have the family who can’t keep their lawn mowed or a group of party-happy teens next door, it’s important . . . → Read More: Five Neighbors Who Can Ruin Your Sale
The average salary for teachers in the United States, according to 2012 data, is $55,418. It’s important to keep in mind that this figure is, in fact, the average. Many teachers make far less and few make more. New graduates often find it difficult to support themselves and pay back student loans on . . . → Read More: Put Your Knowledge to Use: How to Supplement Your Teaching Salary
Immigration reform has been a hot topic over the last few years and the issue is currently being debated in Congress. The most contentious issue when it comes to immigration reform is whether to allow undocumented immigrants a pathway to full citizenship. Immigration law firms around the nation have been debating this issue for . . . → Read More: The Benefits of Immigration Reform to the Real Estate Market
Racing doesn’t have to happen only in a race car. If your children are minors, you might not want them racing in full-size cars. Because they’re interested in learning how to race, and you’re interested in their safety, consider getting them started in competitive Gokarting. It’s probably best to have them wait until . . . → Read More: How to Get Your Kids Started With Gokart Racing
When New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg moved to ban super-sized sodas he brought to light a huge problem in America today: Obesity. With two-thirds of Americans being overweight or obese, Bloomberg’s efforts were applauded by many. Even the iconic Coca-Cola weighed in recently declaring “obesity the issue of this generation.” While . . . → Read More: Obesity: Is Soda to Blame?
If you’re buying a house, you’re probably going to have to get a mortgage. Few people have enough cash to buy a house outright, and if you want to invest in a rental home, leveraging your cash can get you a higher return rate. As successful investor Jim Randel states in his . . . → Read More: Everything You Need to Know About Mortgage Rates
Whether you want to save money for retirement, to open your own business, to buy a home, or any other reason, you have to figure out where that extra money’s going to come from. In order to build up your savings, you need to take control of your finances and make some . . . → Read More: 4 Steps to Increasing Your Savings
Are you well-versed when it comes to your credit? If you’re not, don’t worry: You aren’t alone. Many people have false notions when it comes to their credit and credit reports. Whether you’re trying to get out of debt or preparing to make a major purchase, understanding exactly how things work is important. . . . → Read More: Common Myths About Your Credit
If you’re thinking of starting a business after graduation, you’ve probably heard plenty of discouraging advice. You’re too young, you’re not experienced enough, you don’t have connections, you don’t know how to handle the workload, and everything in between. And you probably know that most of this advice comes from older business people . . . → Read More: Why Youth is an Advantage for Budding Entrepreneurs
One of the main reasons why people start their own business is freedom. Freedom to make their own hours, freedom to spend more time with their family, and freedom to travel. Many business owners are surprised how much the internet and all the technological advances that go with it has made running their company . . . → Read More: Tips for Running Your Small Business While Traveling
Short-term loans can be a life-saver when you’re a few hundred pounds short of what you need. The difference between the smart use of quick loans and the poor use of these loans lies in your reason for seeking the money. Short-term loans are meant to be used for emergencies and not every . . . → Read More: Flat Gone Dark? Try a Short Term Loan
If you feel an occasional burning sensation in your chest, especially after eating, then you’re among the more than 60 million people in the United States who suffer from heartburn at least once a month, according to the American College of Gastroenterology. The pain associated with this condition can also affect your . . . → Read More: 4 Great Tips on Understanding and Treating Heartburn
There’s not a mom, dad or child caretaker on earth that doesn’t sometimes feel that dealing with their little ones is sapping their ability to converse on sophisticated world topics like they used to. Kids need things simplified and unless you gave birth to Einstein, you probably find yourself talking to kids . . . → Read More: Moms: Feel like You’re Losing Your Mind? Get it Back With Trivia
Just because you can’t climb stairs well or are in a wheelchair doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your home, your friends or your family. To people with mobility issues, stairs can be their worst nightmare. You want to go upstairs to get something, but what an effort. You’d like to be downstairs to . . . → Read More: Stairs Don’t Have to Be the Enemy
Plenty of people would love to own their own small business, work for themselves, and make an income from home. However, few people are actually able to make it happen and become successful running their own businesses. It can be difficult to do, but if you’re serious about it, you can make . . . → Read More: Are You Ready to Run a Small Business?
If you’ve ever gone online to find out more about a health symptom, you’re certainly not alone. A study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that over 59 percent of Americans use the Internet as a medical resource.
Although researching symptoms like a sore throat and body aches is usually . . . → Read More: Checks and Balances: The Benefits and Hazards of Using the Internet and Smartphone Apps for Health Information