Life & Style

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Affordable Care Act
Sep 25th, 2014

10 Ways Getting Married Affects Your Taxes – UPDATED

Ed note: One of our most popular posts ever detailed 10 important tax changes that may affect you after getting married. We’ve updated most of those and included one brand new change that you need to know about before filing that 2014 tax return. Leer en español. 1. Filing status. Once you get married, the only […]

diamond
Sep 24th, 2014

The Guy’s Illustrated Guide to Proposing [INFOGRAPHIC]

What makes a great proposal? Is it the perfect ring? A breathtaking location? Heart-felt words? Don’t stress too much, we are here to help. We pulled together some expert sources to suss out when you know you’re ready to propose, how much to save, how to gauge ring size and preference, even whether you should […]

apps
Sep 23rd, 2014

Unique Apps to Get Kids Moving – That They’ll Love!

Ed note: Being a parent is hard. You want the best for your kids – Eat healthy food! Be active! – but don’t want to fight about it or create long-term issues. Kimberly Grabinski has put together an amazing list of apps that play to kids interests while achieving the healthy goals you have in […]

accessories
Sep 17th, 2014

5 Dos and Don’ts of Splurging on Something Expensive

Ed note: Are you coveting some faux fur, bold prints and chunky knits this fall? Before you drop a lot of dough on a stand out piece from a designer, check out these tips from Perrie Samotin. You may be able to get the look you want without sacrificing too much. Even if you’re not […]

bi-cultural
Sep 16th, 2014

How to Handle Merging Families

Ed note: Weddings and family drama. Unfortunately the two often go hand-in-hand. While we can’t help you explain to grandma why you do not care to use her wedding gown, we do have some advice around one of the hot-button issues: how to communicate with your family about the finances of the wedding. Leer en español. […]

antique
Sep 8th, 2014

Splurge or Save: Antiques Vs. Reproductions

Ed note: There are a few ways to furnish your house on a budget – the low-cost, assemble-yourself way, the beg-borrow-steal from family or friends way, and the pick-through-pieces at a thrift shop/vintage store way. I am partial to finding hidden treasures, myself. If you are too, Shannyn Allan has some great tips for spotting […]