5 Extravagant Ways to Pamper Your Pet

Today is national Pet Parent’s Day®, the only official day celebrating pet caregivers. You spend all year spoiling your pets and spending lavishly on them, so why not use this today as an excuse to go over the top?

Is Driver’s Ed Required, and is it Worth it?

Learning how to drive is a major milestone in anyone’s life. If your son or daughter is getting behind the wheel for the first time, you’re probably a very proud parent. And you know it’s important to teach your teen that driving is a privilege – not a right.

Commonly Forgotten Moving Expenses to Consider

Many people are aware of typical household moving costs, such as hiring a moving company and renting a truck, but don’t consider things like extra insurance and cleaning costs. Those expenses can be shocking, stressful and add up quickly.

Starting early, doing research and creating a budget can help any move.

The Majority of Renters Aren’t Protected With Renters Insurance

Are you ready to move out of your parents’ home and into your own apartment? This will probably be one of the most exciting times of your life, but is renters insurance on your radar?

Nationwide found recently that despite the fact that millennials are renting in unprecedented numbers, over half of young adult renters do not have renters insurance, leaving their homes and belongings at risk.

4 New Car Gadgets for 2014

There are probably a few things about driving that you don’t like. It might be how much you’re paying for gas, or maybe it’s that you can never remember where you parked your car. Many people are terrified of blind spots. Fortunately, there are some amazing new car gadgets that can help lessen these driving pains.

Keep reading for the scoop on the must-have car gadgets for 2014.

New Car Seat LATCH Regulations

Get out the scale to see if you’re in compliance. If the combined weight of your child and his car seat is more than 65 pounds, it may be time to change the way it’s installed. Sources: Lara B. McKenzie, … Continued

The Best Shopping Apps

Make sure you’re getting the best deals out there. These 5 shopping apps help make comparison shopping easy and fun.

Save Now for a Getaway Later

After months of cold temperatures and piles of snow, summer may seem out of reach, but it isn’t. And neither is a well-deserved summer vacation—if you start saving now, budget accordingly and plan how to cut costs while on your getaway.

Secrets of Frugal Living

Surveys show that many Americans are spending as much or more than they did before the recession. A consumer research firm, Mintel, found that consumer spending is up 5% compared with 2012. But with more people spending, the prices of … Continued

Spring Into Spring Cleaning

Follow our simple, 3-step plan and you’ll be done in a jiffy. Spring has sprung! After a long, cold winter, it’s refreshing to shed some layers and let the light back in. However, as you’ve been hibernating throughout the winter … Continued

Roll Out, Move In – and Save

Here’s how to relocate without breaking the bank. Moving into a new home signifies new possibilities and a lot of hard work. Moving can wipe you out, but it doesn’t have to clear out your wallet, as well. Forget the … Continued

Born to Be Wild (but Safe)

There’s nothing like heading out on the highway on two wheels. As spring weather hits, more and more motorcycle riders will take to the streets. But, as always, safety comes first. Especially since motorcyclists are more than 30 times more … Continued

Three Great American Road Trips

It doesn’t matter if you’re a busy parent or a footloose single person: The classic, American road trip stirs the soul. So when the open road calls, consider heading out to one of these three famous routes:

5 Easy Ways to Save Money

We all want to find ways to save money and have more in our savings accounts at the end of the month. If you’ve tried and abandoned sweeping changes to your financial habits, focus instead on the little things you … Continued