WHAT YOUR WORK SPACE SAYS ABOUT YOU

  Whether it’s just an area for paying bills or the center of a home business, your work area speaks volumes about who you really are. “The items on your desk or dining room table are a dead giveaway to your personality,” says Chicago psychologist Miriam Fox. “Every object tells a story about you.” Memorabilia…

HOW TO TELL YOU’RE READY TO BUY A HOUSE

  Learn more about Sunmark Mortgage Options   Making the decision to become a homeowner is emotionally and financially complex. Here are some key things to ask yourself if you’re considering whether buying is right for you. DO YOU HAVE A GOOD REASON TO BUY? Sometimes switching from renting to buying is a no-brainer.  Maybe you…

WHAT USE-BY AND BEST-BY REALLY MEAN

When the “sell-by” date on the milk is May 5, can you still drink it on May 8? It’s easy for consumers to be confused by the meaning of “use-by,” “sell by” and best-by” dates. You may ignore the dates completely and be tempted to eat food that has gone past its prime or needlessly…

PETS & PYROTECHNICS

It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without the celebration of a fireworks display in the night sky. But for your pets, the holiday can be a frightening nightmare. To ensure your pet stays safe, here are some safety tips: Keep small pets indoors at home in a safe, sheltered area. Turn on the radio…

Unexpected Ways To Spend Father’s Day

Father’s Day isn’t just about kids showing appreciation for their dads. It’s about everyone showing some extra love to all the dads in their lives — including your husband. Although it’s cute to help your kids make pop breakfast in bed on that Sunday, here are a few creative ideas for spending the day with…

7 Surprising Ways Summer Will Cost You

By Mikey Rox  Wise Bread We all know that summer comes with expenses — higher-priced fuel fill-ups, increased electricity bills from running the A/C nonstop (mine doesn’t get a rest from, like, March to October; thank you, first-world luxuries), and sky-high hotel rates. But there are other items that see an uptick during vacation season that…