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Life Hacks Articles

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 16:39

    A lot of people tend to travel for the holidays and concern among many of them is how to keep their home from becoming a target while they are out of town.

  • Monday, July 8, 2019 - 15:38

    With 4th of July behind us, many parents, teachers and students will start looking ahead to the start of school next month. Here are a few tips to help you get organized and stay sane:

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 13:54

    For many people, inclement weather can be frightening. When the wind is blowing, the rain is pouring and the trees are rustling, it can be hard to remain calm. However, it's important to remember certain safety tips and how to use tools properly in case of emergency.

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:42

    Tom warned his dad he should be careful about shredding documents and mail, including junk mail, to protect his identity. He also told his dad to make sure to destroy the labels and barcodes on his prescription medication bottles before throwing them away.

  • Monday, November 5, 2018 - 18:12

    Do you have boxes of photos buried in the back of your closet? Or photo albums collecting dust on a bookshelf? Or maybe it’s thousands of digital images hidden away on your hard drive or smart phone where no one can see them?

  • Monday, November 5, 2018 - 18:14

    It may feel impossible to fit even more into already jam-packed days, but when the holidays roll around, entertaining and celebrating always find a way.

  • Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:17

    Hurrican Season is upon us. Are you ready for a natural disaster? While living in fear is not optimal, being calm and prepared for anything that heads your way can keep you and your loved ones safe, and keep costly damage at bay.

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 23:53

    "Dinner?”

    “Sure, I guess.”

    “Where do you want to go?”

    “I don’t know.  Where do you want to go?”

    “I don’t know.”

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 00:01

    When you apply for almost any kind of loan, one of the facts that lenders will use to make a decision is your credit score, also known as a FICO score.  The lender obtains this three-digit number (it ranges from 300 to 850) from one of the three major credit bureaus (Trans Union, Equifax or Experian).  Calculated by a formula developed by a company called Fair, Isaac & Co. (hence the name FICO), this score represents to a lender your credit worthiness.  It not only influences whether your loan is approved, but it also influences your interest rate and other loan terms. The higher your credit score, the better loan terms you will get.  How do you obtain a good score?  Simply put, by paying your bills on time, using your credit sparingly, and watching for errors on your credit report.  Since nobody is perfect, our credit scores aren’t always perfect either.  But whether you already have a great score, or a not-so-great one, there are things you can do to make it better.

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 00:03

    September is the back-to-school month, and for many families with school-age children that means the return of the dreaded morning circus.  Instead of everyone getting up rested and with smiles, there are shouting matches, tears, frustration, and moms getting late to work.  Sometimes it seems that getting kids out of bed and out the door in an orderly manner must require an act of divine intervention.  In anticipation of this month, I interviewed several friends and past clients who have successfully reigned in the morning circus in their homes.  Here are their tips:

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 00:04

    Saving money on groceries used to not be on my priority list.  Who has the time to clip coupons and keep track of when and where the sales are just to be able to save a few cents?  Then one day, purely by accident, I discovered an amazing fact—if I spent less money on groceries, I would have more money to spend on other stuff! This revelation motivated me to search for strategies that would help me spend as little as possible on each trip to the grocery store.  Here are seven of the most helpful strategies I discovered:

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 00:05

    According to a recent study conducted by the Federal Trade Commission, there are nearly 10 million instances of some form of identity theft each year.  This has quickly become one of the fastest-growing crimes, and the number of people falling prey to identity thieves is expected to rise. But things are not hopeless.   By closing the most likely avenues of attack and following a few simple guidelines you can significantly reduce the chance of becoming one of the victims.

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