young couple looking at house from the driveway.
If you’re moving to a new home, you may likely text or email your loved ones to inform them of your new place. Both are efficient methods, and they get the job done. But there are some more creative ways to announcing your next move. Here are five fun ideas on how you can let…
vacation suitcase.
Ah, vacation. Just the thought of hitting the road or stepping on that plane may elicit feelings of anticipation and relaxation. After all, you’re about to leave the stress of everyday life behind and embark on a journey of discovery — hopefully one overflowing with new experiences and happy memories. Unfortunately, settling into a relaxing routine, letting…
tornado going over a farm.
Tornadoes can strike with little warning and transform a landscape within a matter of minutes. And while their damage can be deadly, so can the confusing myths about tornadoes that continue to put people at risk. Here are five commonly held misperceptions about twister safety. Myth #1: Opening windows to equalize air pressure will help…
group of friends serving themselves at an indoor summer party.
Hosting barbecues is one way to enjoy the summer season with family and friends, but where does that leave apartment dwellers? Typically faced with limited indoor space and a lack of outdoor space to entertain, is it possible to host a barbecue-style party? With some planning and creative ideas, you’ll find that it is possible.…
rv by the lake
Admit it, recreational vehicle owners: You may have begun a road trip without doing a pre-trip check of your vehicle inside and out. It’s a common mistake when you’re itching to get moving. This, and other bad habits, may lead to repair bills down the road. Here are some common RV bad habits, along with tips…
tire inspection
Uneven tire wear is usually caused by improper alignment, overinflation, underinflation or a worn out suspension. It can be helpful to know the different uneven tire wear patterns below and what they may suggest about your car. Tires are an extremely important component of your car, and it’s a good idea to check them periodically…
How to Check Your Home After a Tornado Strike
Tornadoes are more than just swirling wind. They can obviously be dangerous for people, but can also cause devastating damage to cars, homes, commercial buildings and even entire communities. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), there were 1,059 tornadoes in 2016, down 16 percent from the 1,259 in the previous year. Once the wind has died…
lock on keyboard for strong passwords.
According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), identity theft is a growing global concern. From phishing scams to sophisticated hacking rings, cyber thieves continue to develop creative ways to compromise your personal information. Both the IRS and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommend you safeguard your personal information with a strong password. Here are seven password…
apartment renter fanning herself with an electric fan.
Summer can often be a time to relax, slow down and take some time off. But the warmer weather may also bring with it its own set of issues, especially if your apartment does not have air conditioning, or your little wall unit isn’t doing the job. Help stay cool this summer, even without air conditioning, with…
woman in yellow shirt reading tablet on couch.
One of your favorite things may be to grab your laptop, walk to your local coffee shop and sip some cappuccino while perusing the Internet. Imagine you’re getting ready to leave the coffee shop when a friend walks in. You both start chatting, you get distracted, and when you finally leave, you forget your laptop bag. You realize this when you’re about…