In the last six months, we’ve hired a paid sitter only twice. That stinks. I want (and need!) to get out and relax more often. This is where a babysitting co-op comes in. It’s a really simple system – a group of parents trade babysitting with each other. No money changes hands. It’s FREE! When you sit for another family’s child you earn points. When you have another parent watch your child, you spend points.
It’s that time of year again. The spirit of the holidays inspires charitable giving. This is the time when those of us who are fortunate enough to have what we need – and sometimes more – really feel the desire to share our wealth (meager as it may be). And, don’t delay. If you donate before the end of the year, you can claim your donation(s) on your 2011 tax return.
If you don’t have the cash in hand to plunk down for your holiday gifts, consider layaway. While it’s not free, it will keep your credit card balances down, so you don’t end up paying for your gifts after the holidays.
When people live together, in a relationship or as roommates, paying bills together can be tricky. Here are some strategies to help you split bills fairly.
The California Housing Finance Agency broadened its benefits and eligibility requirements. More families will qualify for assistance, and therefore more will be able to stay in their homes.
The effects of identity theft can be long lasting. Protect yourself by following these helpful steps, shredding documents and monitoring your credit report.
Here are a few questions you should consider when buying a family home, followed by a checklist to help make sure your little ones are safe once you move in.
Follow these easy steps to winterize your windows and doors!
Quicken Loans and Alumni Mortgage donated two sets of Carrier Classic tickets for auction, bringing in $45,000 for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.