Should Your Graduate Get Private Student Loans for College?
For some people, college is the best time of their life. It’s a chance to make lifelong friends, get an education and help shape the future. But it can also be…
Cats, Dogs and Thanksgiving: How to Keep Pets Calm This Season
Your pets are part of your family, and you probably want them to be there during your Thanksgiving celebration. But what if your cat or dog isn’t used to having…
7 Kid-Friendly Tips for Fall Hiking
The weather’s crisp, the leaves are changing and it’s the perfect time to enjoy a hike with the whole family. With the kids in tow, hiking isn’t as easy as…
His or Hers? Why Household Finances Are Both Partners’ Business
If you’re like many Americans, you’re probably not personally involved in all of your household’s money management. Statistics from Pew Research show that one partner is typically more involved in…
There’s a Squirrel in the House — Now What?
Innocent and playful might be words you associate with squirrels. But just as these critters can be cute, they can also be a menace. Although these animals may not appear to cause…
Back-to-School Pedestrian Safety Tips
Summer is soon coming to a close, and as our little ones prepare to return to school, it’s worth taking a moment to refresh their knowledge of pedestrian safety. Busy…
Canning Safety 101
While canning your home-grown produce is a great way to enjoy the bounty of your garden year round, it is important to know how to do so in a safe manner.…
Houston Hurricanes
Houston’s proximity to the Gulf Coast means that sometimes, tropical weather — including hurricanes — may threaten. Although, luckily, the area has been spared a direct hit by a major hurricane in the past several…
Cooking on the Grill
Planning a summer soiree? With a little creativity and some things you already have around the house, you can transform your yard into a green paradise. Check out these quick…
Secret Sauce: Chicago Pizzeria Owner Shares Small Biz Experience
Buying an existing business can be challenging — and rewarding. Tania Mavrakis, an Evanston lawyer, says she found that out when she became the new owner last fall of Leona’s…