12 - 2 - 2013
The year-end holidays are all about family togetherness. Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa are among the best times of the year to celebrate the joys of home and hearth.
Having our homes reflect holiday themes and colors is certainly heartwarming, but we really stoke up the spirit of the season when we make decorating a family affair.
So grab the kids, roll up your sleeves, and get into your design groove. The following holiday craft projects will provide family fun … and some nice decorations for your home:
11 - 29 - 2013
Chances are that you already know ways to save money. For example, foregoing a drive-thru latte each morning can add up to a cool $1,000 every year, and saving your loose change at the end of the day could generate enough cash to cover the cost of a round-trip domestic plane ticket. Whether you are saving for college or looking to build an emergency fund, here are a few lesser-known tips for saving money throughout the year:
11 - 27 - 2013
In many parts of the country, when colorful foliage brightens streets and nippy mornings are followed by warm, sunny afternoons, fall has arrived. From back-to-school to hours spent jumping in piles of leaves, autumn is a special time of year for children and adults alike. This fall, bring the beauty of this season indoors with kid-friendly do-it-yourself (DIY) projects that take advantage of nature’s bounty.
11 - 26 - 2013
Who doesn’t love giving a gift to a child? It’s a warming experience that comes with smiles and hugs galore. Consider, however, that some children’s gifts, such as toys and clothes, have a shelf life. Kids outgrow both. So what are some ideas for gifts that are both lasting and beneficial?
Parents and grandparents often decide that a financial gift can be a lasting gift that shows they care. Giving cash for the holidays and birthdays is one option. Another option is to give a financial gift that keeps on giving.
11 - 20 - 2013
Life insurance rates are determined by such factors as health, length of term and coverage amount. However, an applicant’s age has the biggest influence on the annual premium he or she will pay. Insurance rates go up as a person ages, making coverage more affordable for healthy individuals under age 50 than for older adults nearing or in retirement.