Aug 28th, 2015

Extending the Life Expectancy of Major Home Appliances

One of our most popular posts looked at how long seven common household appliances should last you. But should isn’t good enough for us. We dug into exactly how long they are operational, the cost to replace them and tips for keeping them in working condition longer. What’s more – we went way beyond seven appliances. […]

Budgeting & Saving
Aug 18th, 2015

Moving Out: How to Prepare Financially

It’s time to leave the nest, to strike out on your own, to make your own way, and so on and so forth. We have a lot of trite cliches to say that you are achieving full independence and supporting yourself. But are you really prepared? About 30% of millennials live at home with at […]

budget & saving
Aug 8th, 2015

For The Love Of Books [INFOGRAPHIC]

Don’t ask me how these things are decided, but August 9 is National Book Lovers Day. Fun fact: it is also celebrated the second Saturday in November. No matter the reason – or the date – we are on board to celebrate books and reading. Here are a few statistics about American’s reading and book-buying habits. […]

Jul 28th, 2015

Get an Early Start On the Path to College [INFOGRAPHIC]

Getting into college is much more than completing an application. There are tests to take, campuses to visit and more. Your path might include specific classes, interviews or extracurriculars. Here’s a timeline, starting in junior year of high school, to help keep your college dream on track. Leer en Español. Click to view larger image […]

budget & saving
Jul 15th, 2015

Be the Best Wedding Guest on a Budget [INFOGRAPHIC]

Weddings aren’t only elaborate for the bride and groom – there’s a lot for guests to manage, too! Get the details on how much to spend on an engagement gift versus the wedding present, when a plus-one is acceptable and when the whole family is expected. We also have helpful guides for budgeting the travel, […]

Jul 7th, 2015

Picnic Plans Perfected [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you have a picnic on the 4th of July? You aren’t alone. The Independence Day holiday ranks as the most popular for picnics in the U.S., and July is National Picnic Month, overall. If you’re looking to celebrate with a fantastic picnic, here’s an inside look at some of the best locations, food and […]