Raising Earth-Friendly Children

These days, most adults are well-versed in ways to respect and protect the environment. But what about the younger generation? Here, from Smart Playrooms, are some fun, easy ways to get involved in earth-friendly activities that your kids can be a part of, too. Plant … [Read more...]

Healthy Snacks Kids Actually Want to Eat

Kids are naturally drawn to salty, sugary, calorie-filled snacks when hunger strikes. The key to winning the war when it comes to getting kids to choose healthy snacks over junk food is adding in some enticing, palate-pleasing ingredients. Here are five nutritious yet … [Read more...]

How-To: Lower Your Home Insurance Costs

According to the Insurance Information Institute, the cost of homeowners insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on the company you buy from. Below are some of the Institute's most important things to consider - which could save you big bucks - when buying … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Keep More Money in Your Pocket

Spending money is often easier than saving, but a few simple fixes can reverse your financial situation for the better. Improve your saving skills with these tips. Pay Yourself First Paying the bills is a necessity, but you can benefit from paying yourself each month, … [Read more...]

Energy Saving Measures that Generate a Sizable Tax Benefit

Everyone loves getting money back come tax time, but sometimes it can be confusing to understand where you can be saving. To help you understand energy savings and tax benefits, it’s a good idea to catch up on your energy-related tips, offered by the Alliance to Save … [Read more...]

6 Basic Steps to Home Maintenance

Moving into a new home can be a thrilling experience. However, it's easy to get caught up with the excitement of painting and decorating, overlooking improvements and maintenance until something clamors for attention. To protect your investment, keep your home … [Read more...]

In this time of recovery here are some websites and telephone numbers that might assist you or someone you know:

FEMA ASSISTANCE To apply for FEMA assistance visit: www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585. To find the nearest FEMA Disaster Recovery Center visit:https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/ DRCLocator EMERGENCY … [Read more...]

How to Find More Closet Space

Bedrooms, bathrooms, closets - these are the top concerns for potential homeowners on the hunt. If you’re a homeowner pining for more room to stock your clothes, read on for these helpful hints. Reduce. This is the first step to making more room in your closet. We’re … [Read more...]

Repair or Replace? How to Tell

When an appliance or tool breaks, it can often be difficult to decide whether you should repair it or get a new one. The difference in expense can be hard to figure out and the decision can be a struggle. In the following article, Consumer Reports tells us how we can make a … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

These days, it seems everyone is improving their efforts to be more sustainable. From ride sharing to recycling, “green” is on the tip of nearly everyone's tongue. But how green is your home? There are some easy steps you can take to improve the energy efficiency of your … [Read more...]