When it comes to relationships, communication is key. You talk to each other about your feelings, your plans for the future, how many kids you want to have, and even what you’ll have for dinner. These things are a no-brainer. However, there’s one topic that, no matter how important it may be, many couples steer clear of like the plague: their finances.
Easter is less than a week away, and if you’re anything like me you’re wondering how you’ll find the time to get everything done. Don’t worry! Here are some easy Easter basket alternatives that’ll both satisfy your kids expectations and keep you from worrying about their health.
There’s been a growing conversation in the news lately regarding the pros and cons faced by businesses when they allow employees to work from home. All of this discussion begs the question, “Is working from home a help or a hindrance to the workplace?” The answer, according to a recent Stanford study, is pretty clear: there can be definite benefits for both employer and employee.
Feeling a little down this winter? You might have Seasonal Affective Disorder. Read on to see how SAD impacts your mood during the winter months.
It can be very difficult to get our kids to accept responsibility for their everyday tasks, and it can be even harder to instill in them the understanding that things like video games and TV are privileges that are earned. When you factor in the many things parents juggle every day, it can be a seemingly impossible task. This is where a reward system can help.
If your children were lucky enough to have received a tablet or video game system over the holidays, you may now be scrambling to figure out how to get them to focus on something – anything – else. That’s why it’s important to ensure that your kids aren’t spending too much time in front of those glowing devices. Here are some tips to help you reduce your family’s screen time.
This time of year provides us with a unique opportunity to rake in the dough by selling goods that others may be looking for. Just like those poor, forgotten playthings on the Island of Misfit Toys, so too can your no-longer-used possessions find a new home. Here are some tips on selling the right stuff at the right time to maximize your return on investment.
Tightening the grip on your budget can sometimes make you feel hopelessly caught in a financial trap. Wouldn’t it be nice to get a little breathing room to save for the things that you may not need, but would sure like to have or do? It’s time for you to take the next step in your personal budgeting, and make your money grow. Here are some surefire options to help your money flourish.
This summer’s drought is about to affect your grocery bill. Dry weather means no rain. No rain means no water for plants. No water for plants means limited crops. Limited crops then translate to record prices on corn and soybeans, which then means – you guessed it – higher prices at the supermarket. I can hear your collective groans and I concur.
With all the talk nowadays concerning the housing market, it can be hard to understand what your best options are when it’s time to find a new place to call home. With recent uncertainties in the housing market, many cities have seen rents rise beyond the cost of homeownership, making now the perfect time to buy.