Sales Tax Holidays by State

Source: Bankrate Most holidays cost us money, but this is one holiday that is all about saving money. We’re talking about sales tax holidays. This is a celebration in savings that many states have started hosting around the back to school season. The bulk of tax holidays are happening this weekend (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Lousiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Read more ...

Ways to Save When Traveling in the Off-Season

How to save money when you visit Europe this fall! Summer is a popular time for Americans traveling to Europe as they take advantage of warm weather and time off from school. But if you can’t squeeze in a trip across the Atlantic over the next month, don’t rule out Europe altogether. Autumn is the perfect time for a stroll through Paris or a visit to one of Rome’s gelaterias. October Read more ...

College Survival Guide from a College Kid’s Perspective

As the summer starts to come to an end, many college kids are preparing for the somewhat hectic move back to school or to school for the first time. This college survival guide will help you make the transition as smooth as possible. Do the Scan and Pick Up Being a college student myself, I was happy to get my mom's help moving into my dorm last fall. We went to Bed, Bath and Beyond for Read more ...

Coconut Oil: Miracle Care for Your Dog or Cat

Everyone is raving about the health care benefits of coconut oil for humans. But did you know that coconut oil can benefit your pets as well? Coconut oil is high in vitamin E and MCTs (middle chain triglycerides), including lauric acid and oleic acid, which make it a healing oil for both dogs and cats. It’s also useful for grooming, as an aid to digestion and many other treatments for your Read more ...

8 Easy and Affordable Kid-Friendly Backyard Ideas

Kid-friendly backyard ideas encourage outdoor play, which contribute to overall physical and mental health. Frequent outdoor play helps to increase fitness, as well as raise vitamin D levels. Creating a kid-friendly backyard will help ensure your child is enjoying the outdoors during the summer. Here are eight ways to do just that! 1. Life-Size Angry Birds Game This game can be dismantled Read more ...

Heartwarming World Cup Stories

It is easy to get caught up in all the competition and aggression that follows the World Cup, especially if your home country gets knocked out. However, the tournament’s silver lining is the inspiring and touching moments that are maybe not so visible to the average sports fan. Here are a few of our favorite moments we would like to share with you: Source: dakarbanlieu.com  At the start Read more ...

10 Creatively Creamy Mac & Cheese Recipes

We just can't help ourselves in the food department this week. With today being National Macaroni Day, we're sharing 10 creative ways to celebrate this classic comfort food. Mac & cheese can be seen all over menus these days and the reason is obvious. But whether you have it out of a box, at a restaurant or from scratch, chances are you've never made it in one of these 10 cleverly delicious Read more ...

5-Minute Workouts for the Ultimate Couch Potato

Are you a total slacker on exercise, a real couch potato? Then this exercise routine is for you! It just takes five minutes, and it can be done in front of the TV. And yes, you will see results. Equipment Needed You will need some simple equipment you likely have around the house: a bath towel, an armchair and yourself. Remember, it doesn’t matter where you do these exercises–in front Read more ...