Life & Style

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Tax Tip
Jul 17th, 2015

Boats and Taxes, Everything You Need to Know While You Stay Afloat

Ed note: OK, taxes are pretty serious business. But with something fun – like summer boating – we just couldn’t help but get a little “punny.” We hope it makes you smile, with the added benefit of helping you maximize your tax refund. If you are thinking about giving into “pier” pressure and buying a […]

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 13th, 2015

Save on Wedding Presents By Group Gifting

Ed note: When it comes to weddings and saving money, Jessica Bishop has the answers. Her site, The Budget Savvy Bride, has many ideas to lower expenses for hosting or attending a wedding. Today, we look at the guest perspective – specifically how to save some cash and still give the couple a great gift. […]

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 […]

Jun 29th, 2015

7 Easy and Inexpensive Hobbies You Aren’t too Old For

Ed note: Feel like you have no free time? List your hobbies as “sleeping” or “watching TV”? I completely relate. Kelly Whalen has some great ideas for adding activities to your life that are enriching, don’t require a huge time commitment and are affordable. We often think of hobbies as a childish thing or equate […]

Jun 17th, 2015

3 Ways to Have Frugal Fun in the Sun

Ed note: Stretching a tight budget can be particularly challenging in the summer. With kids home – and complaining about boredom – you might be searching for fun things to do on the cheap. Tracie Fobes is here with some great ideas. When you think of summer, you often recall lazy days, sleeping late, hitting […]