Get the Most Out of the Summer Solstice

This Saturday, June 21, is the longest day of the year, also known as the Summer Solstice. It’s a day that is rich in tradition, meaning and sunshine. It’s been celebrated for hundreds of years in countries around the world. We think the best way to honor the solstice is to get outdoors, so here are a few ways to make the most of your extra sunlight. Get out picking: Long ago, it was Read more ...

The Juicy Details About Juicing

I had read a lot about juicing and decided to give it a try when a doctor mentioned to me that sometimes juicing and smoothies can give your digestive system a break for a day or so. I went to a local juicery for cold pressed juices and purchased seven bottles for about $48. It was easy and I didn't have to spend my time buying the ingredients and cleaning up the mess. However, if you do want Read more ...

Summer 2014 Travel Tip Round-Up

Summer is almost here and that means many of us have vacation on our minds. If you haven’t booked your summer travel, now’s the time to do it. We thought we would help you out by going through our archives and finding our top ten tips for airfare, hotels, road-trips and cruises. After all, saving a little money will make your next trip all the more enjoyable. Here is our summer 2014 travel Read more ...

12 Clever Ways to Add More Time to Your Day

You know what they say—time is money. So, finding extra time in your day is kind of like finding extra dollars in your pocket. Save time on life’s mundane tasks with these 12 clever ways to add more time to your day to do the things that matter. Do it now. Replying to a quick email or filing a piece of paper—if a task can be done in a couple of minutes or less, make it a rule to always Read more ...

How to Get the Most Out of $500

So you just won $500! Your first thought might be a shopping spree or a weekend get-away. But hold on, there are ways to stretch that $500 which can really pay off in the long run. Save it for retirement: If you can wait a couple of decades to spend that $500, then it may be worth much more! If you put $500 into a Roth IRA account at age 30, then by the time you retire at age 65, it could reach Read more ...

5 Home Remodels That Add Value

You've probably heard it before, the kitchen and the bathroom are the best place to invest your dollars. And while this is certainly true, they aren't the only improvements that recoup a significant amount of costs when you sell. Here are the five best home remodels that have been proven to increase value. Refinish kitchen cabinets. If remodeling your kitchen feels too insurmountable and costly, Read more ...

6 Genius & Budget-Friendly Graduation Party Ideas

It’s the age of all things DIY, so some of us may be feeling the extra pressure to make our grad parties shine this year. Fortunately, there are plenty of genius ideas that are easy to execute and sure to impress. Here are some budget-friendly food and décor to up the ante on your grad’s special day. Floating Photo Collage: Hole-punch the top of photos and tie them to balloon strings for Read more ...

Better Solutions to Take Out: Meal Delivery Services

What’s for dinner? It’s a question that’s asked in households across America on a nightly basis. And while we all know it’s important to have a healthy dinner, it can be a challenge finding the time to get creative night after night. Enter meal delivery services. Blue Apron Cost? $9.99 per person per meal Whose it for? People who like to cook, but don’t have a ton of time Read more ...