Best Ways To Save On Summer Vacation

With school letting out and sultry summer days ahead, it’s time to start thinking vacation. Because it’s a supply-and-demand world, you’ll likely be up against higher airfare, hotel costs and car rental rates. But here are some tips to help keep things affordable. IF BY AIR … If you plan to fly domestically, your best…

Do You Discuss Money Matters More Openly?

When it comes to money, we were once self-taught and tight-lipped. Not anymore. People not only want to learn more about money and how to manage it, but also they are quite willing to talk about it with friends and family. Best of all, they want to share this newfound financial know-how with their children.…

3 SUMMER HEALTH MYTHS DEBUNKED

Myth 1- Switching from heat to air conditioning causes colds. The truth is temperature shifts don’t make you sick, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Proximity to other people is to blame. Many people spend more time indoors during a heat wave, raising the odds that germs will jump between them.…

ITEMS YOU MUST KEEP IN YOUR CAR TRUNK

With summer road trips coming up, it’s time to make room for seven must-have items that you’ll need in a roadside emergency — be it due to fog, heavy rain or snow. According to State Farm, the seven items are: Jumper cables Spare tire Hazard triangle/road flares Flashlight First aid kit Water Blanket When State…

How to Give Your Finances a Spring Cleaning

Ah, spring! It’s the season of renewal, when we can count on longer and brighter days, the return of baseball and the urge to get the house in order. That goes for many people’s financial houses as well. Spring is a good time to comb through your personal finances and ensure that you’re managing your…

The Average Cost Of A Wedding

If you’re the father of the bride, you might want to look for a second job. Nationally, the average cost of a wedding is $32,641, up 4.5 percent from just one year ago. Oh, and that doesn’t even count the honeymoon. It could be worse: Just like real estate, the cost is affected by location.…

Tips To Stay Organized

It’s Organize Your Files Week — The third week in April. Eileen Roth, author of “Organizing for Dummies,” recommends these quick checklists to get organized. Use W-A-S-T-E to decide whether something’s worth keeping: W — Worthwhile. If the item isn’t worth saving, toss it. If it is, move on to the next four questions. A…

HOW TO BOOST YOUR SMALL BUSINESS CREDIT SCORE

Are you a small-business owner who’s not getting the love you need from lenders? Are suppliers insisting on terms you find downright unfriendly? The common denominator may be a poor business credit score. Here are some steps you can take to fix it. WHAT GOES INTO YOUR BUSINESS CREDIT SCORE? Just like a personal credit…