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4 Things to Consider Before Getting a Dog

Nov 15, 2018

Before you welcome a dog into your family, it’s important to make sure your potential four-legged friend is a good fit for you, your home and your budget. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests considering factors such as how much space you have for a dog and how often you’re home, […]

How to Maximize Your Budget When Remodeling a Bathroom

Nov 8, 2018

If you’re investing your hard-earned money in fixing up your bathroom, you’ll also likely want to know what the return on investment might be — and how to maximize it. Before you begin remodeling your bathroom, consider these tips to help you get more for your money. Find Ways to Save Looking to save money on […]

Tips to Avoid Spinning Out on an Icy Road

Nov 1, 2018

If you live in a climate with cold winters, you may run the risk of encountering icy roads. Even if you’re an experienced driver, it’s a good idea to take precautions to help prevent your car from spinning out on slick pavement. Preparing to Drive on Icy Roads Winter tires may help give your car […]

3 Things to Consider Before Installing a Fence

Nov 1, 2018

From local regulations and safety codes to material options, there are many considerations when it comes to building a fence. Here are a few points to think about before installing a fence on your property: 1. Do Your Research It’s important to be aware of any local restrictions or requirements before you install a new […]

Before You Rent a House: 4 Things to Consider

Sep 17, 2018

If you are thinking about renting a house, you may first want to consider some factors that may differ from apartment rentals. From potentially higher expenses to more maintenance, here are four things to keep in mind before renting a house. 1. Outdoor Maintenance A perk to renting a house is that you’ll likely also […]

Tips for Returning Home After a Wildfire

Jul 12, 2018

After a wildfire dies down, you may be anxious to head home. It’s important that you don’t return to your home until authorities say it’s safe, Ready.gov says. It’s also a good idea to listen to authorities for notices about whether your water is safe to drink. Once you get the all clear to go home, you may […]

How to Waterproof Your Belongings

Jun 15, 2018

Whether it comes from a leaky appliance, overhead sprinklers or a flood, water can cause unexpected damage. That’s why it’s a good idea to be prepared when it comes to protecting certain items. Here’s a look at some ways you may be able to help protect important documents and belongings from water damage. Use Waterproof […]

How to Prepare Your Home for a Wildfire

May 23, 2018

If you live in an area that’s at risk of a wildfire, you’ll likely want to take precautions to help protect your home. Consider these tips to help create some lines of defense so you’re more prepared if a wildfire affects your area. Maintain Landscaping It’s important to create a barrier between your home and […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for a Car-Loving Dad

May 16, 2018

Wondering what to buy your car-loving dad for Father’s Day? From a simple car wash to an unforgettable experience behind the wheel of a race car, here are some Father’s Day gift ideas geared toward a dad with a passion for cars. A Clean Car If your dad appreciates a clean car — or could use a […]

How Shopping at Farmers Markets May Help Reduce Grocery Bills

Apr 6, 2018

Shopping at a farmers market may be a way to help support local growers, but you may see some cost savings, too. Here are some money-saving tips to consider when it comes time to shop for produce and other goods at a local farmers market. Get Food Straight from the Farm More than 8,000 farmers markets […]