7 Reasons to Start Working Out Now

Many people hit the gym to shed excess pounds, build muscles or develop toned abs. Yet there are many other reasons to exercise, besides just looking good. Here are seven physical and mental health benefits of being active from the Mayo Clinic.

5 Best Weather Apps for Your Smartphone

Gone are the days when watching the news was the only way to get your local forecast. Get the weather right at your fingertips with these top apps according to ABC News.

How to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

Learn what kinds of renovations will pay off at closing. If you’re putting your home on the market, you may be considering renovations to make your listing more attractive to buyers. But do you know which upgrades to your home … Continued

Don’t be a Victim of Credit Report Fraud

Six steps that can help you identify problems as early as possible. About 12 million Americans have fallen victim to identity theft, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Typically, by the time you realize you have been scammed, the … Continued

What to Do When a Weather Hazard Hits

How to drive safely in blizzards, floods and other major storms. When extreme weather strikes, you’re more vulnerable inside a vehicle than anywhere else. According to the Federal Highway Administration, car accidents/incidents account for the most weather-related deaths, with more … Continued

Breaking Down the Different Types of Car Insurance

How to figure out what auto coverage you need Without auto insurance, you’d leave yourself exposed to a great deal of potential financial damage. You’d run the risk of incurring heavy hospital bills, shop repairs and other crippling expenses. And … Continued

Reduce Your Taxes with Tax Deductible Donations

Donations help others — and can cut down on your taxes. Non-profit charities range in mission from saving abused animals to increasing literacy rates to improving homeless shelters. No matter what your favorite cause may be, there is likely a … Continued

How to Cure Your Inner “Back Seat Driver”

It could be the nearly irresistible urge to “take command” with unsolicited driving directives every time you’re a passenger in a vehicle. Or that sudden “shriek” you let out whenever you feel your comfort zone violated. Either way, you’re exhibiting … Continued

How to Budget for the Holidays

The holiday season can make you feel extraordinarily generous — even beyond an ordinary budget. One of the simplest ways to avoid holiday stress is creating a budget so that your gift-giving spirit doesn’t overtake your smart-spending brain. With a … Continued

Make it Safely Past Black Ice

Know what to look for and how to navigate around it. It’s the “hidden” road hazard — one that many motorists discover too late. That would be black ice, a practically invisible stretch of smooth, clear ice. Because it’s so … Continued

Protect Your Home From Chilly Drafts

A drafty house can be expensive to keep at a comfortable temperature. Your heating and cooling systems are counteracted by air leaks in your home — which can lead to a 10% increase in utilities bills. You can avoid this … Continued