4 Ways to Jumpstart Your Credit Score

4 Ways to Jumpstart Your Credit Score

Improving your credit score can sometimes be a lengthy project. But, consumer advisor Brian Acton tells Yahoo Finance, if you are planning to apply for a mortgage or other major loan, there are five strategies you can use that can help bump up your credit score in as little as 30 days: Become an authorized […]

Finance Tips for Young Parents

Finance Tips for Young Parents

As a young parent, you may just be learning about all the responsibilities parenthood requires. When it comes to financial planning, setting your sight on the future can help immensely. Demolish debt. Slaying your own debt will positively impact your family’s financial future. While it may take years to pay off those student loans or credit […]

Put a Little Life into Your Lights

Put a Little Life into Your Lights

When’s the last time you paid attention to your lights, switches and fixtures? They may seem like little things, but when selling a home, everything counts, so putting some thought into your home’s lighting can go a long way toward sprucing up your home without emptying your wallet. Here are some easy things that you […]

Update Your Kitchen Without Spending a Fortune

Update Your Kitchen Without Spending a Fortune

Bored with your basic kitchen? These inexpensive updates will liven things up in no time! Add style to standard wood cabinets with a quick coat of paint. Try painting the lower cabinets a dark color, like gray or navy, and the upper cabinets white. Open up a closed space by converting a cabinet to open […]

Top 10 Bicycle Safety Tips

Top 10 Bicycle Safety Tips

People often say that something is “like riding a bike” to describe an action or skill that’s impossible to forget and easy to do once you learn it. Although you likely remember how to physically ride a bicycle, you may have forgotten, or be unaware of, some important safe riding measures. Need a refresher? Check […]

Redoing Your Kitchen? Keep the Floor Low Maintenance �

Redoing Your Kitchen? Keep the Floor Low Maintenance �

A kitchen renovation can be a homeowner’s dream, where function meets personal style in one seamless space. But when considering your kitchen redo, pay special attention to the floor. By choosing a low maintenance material, you can save yourself hours of scrubbing and mopping. Below are a few options: Linoleum. This kitchen classic has stuck around […]

How to Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

How to Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal is a clean and cost-effective way to manage waste. But what happens when your disposal starts to smell, gets backed up, or is otherwise in a funk? Below are five ways you can better maintain your disposal. Baking soda bath. Once a month, pour a little baking soda and vinegar down your disposal. […]

How to Dispute Credit Report Errors

How to Dispute Credit Report Errors

If you’ve checked your credit reports lately for errors, congratulations! That’s a smart first step to improving your credit score, which can make getting approved for home loans and credit cards, along with getting the best interest rates, a lot easier. Errors can be as simple as a misspelled name, wrong phone number or address, […]

The Possibilities of Paint: How to Revamp Your Home’s Exterior

The Possibilities of Paint: How to Revamp Your Home’s Exterior

If you’re hoping to up your curb appeal or just give your home a face lift, then you may already know that fresh paint is the easiest and most cost-effective route. “Just add a pinch of a new paint color here and there.  It’s a simple recipe to make even the plainest home more interesting,” […]


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