Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

These days, dog-friendly accommodations range from the very basic to the lap of luxury, making it possible to bring four-legged family members just about anywhere you go. Here are some of our best tips for traveling with your pooch. The ASPCA suggests searching for pet-friendly accommodations at PetsWelcome.com or GoPetFriendly.com. If you’re looking for upscale digs, check PAW, a directory of Read more ...

The Best Things to Buy in May

We’re already six weeks into spring, but the arrival of May makes it feel official. It’s time to dust off the grill, plant a garden of flowers, and soon the long sunny days will be here to stay. And here’s more good news—there’s a new batch of savings this month to make life even sweeter. Get Grilling: Memorial Day, a top grilling holiday, is still weeks away, but markdowns start now, Read more ...

How to Repurpose Common Household Items

When you’re spring cleaning this season, here’s something new to try: Every time you come across something you want to pitch or give away, ask yourself if that item can be used in a different way. Here are some examples of how you can repurpose common household objects, granting them a second life. Ice cube trays. If you have an icemaker, these may seem obsolete. But an ice cube tray can Read more ...

Let’s Talk Turkey

Almost no Thanksgiving meal is complete without the turkey. In fact, according to the National Turkey Federation, 95 percent of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving—that’s a lot of birds getting gobbled up in one day. But before you head to the meat counter, you should know that turkey is not “one size fits all.” When it comes to selecting the right turkey for your family’s feast, you Read more ...

Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner

How to Lower the Cost of Thanksgiving Shopping for your turkey dinner yet? Here’s some good news: This year’s Thanksgiving meal for a family of 10 will cost just $49.48, according to the American Farm Bureau. That’s only a 28-cent increase from last year, which is less than 1%. Of course, we have some ideas on how you can lower the cost even more on one of the year’s most anticipated Read more ...

The Best Ways to Organize Your Coupons

Nothing worse than clipping a great coupon and then letting it expire—you know that feeling, right? If you create an effective organization system for your coupons, you will be much more likely to use them before they’re outdated and you’ll breeze through checkout without fumbling through a wad of paper. If you’re serious about couponing, then a coupon binder may be for you. Choose a Read more ...

Healthy After-School Snacks for Hungry Kids

Going back to school is a big transition, and it can zap kids of their energy, especially during the first few weeks as they’re changing from a summer schedule to a school routine. One way to help them through the day is to provide after-school snacks that’ll give them an energy boost but not spoil their supper. Here are some of our favorite options: Serve vegetables or pita chips with hummus Read more ...

Green Tips for Your Next Outdoor Party

It’s your party, and you can cry if you want to. But you’d serve the environment better with a less emotional approach to your soirée. Going green with your next social event will benefit the earth and make you feel good at the same time. Follow these planet-friendly party tips for a greener get-together. Stick with e-vites. Skip the pretty paper cards and save a tree. You can find creative Read more ...