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Protect Yourself With the FTC Scam Alert


It’s scary to think about, but criminals are always thinking up new schemes to trick you out of your money or personal information. If they do manage to scam you, they, and your money, will be impossible to find. One of the best ways to protect yourself is by following the Federal Trade Commission, a government agency for consumer protection. They have a list of popular scams that they k...


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Free Mental Health Resources


In 2014, about one in five Americans experienced a mental health issue. As common as these issues are, people are often reluctant to seek treatment. This is a problem, because left untreated, mental health problems can have a negative impact on the way you think, feel, and act. If you want help but aren’t sure where to find it, you’re in luck. Free resources are available online an...


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Finding Low-Income Dental Care


Dental problems are painful to suffer through and expensive to fix. They can make it hard to eat and drink, can lower your self-esteem, and some can even threaten your long-term health. If you’re part of a low-income household, you may be hesitant to get dental help. However, there may be options for free and reduced-cost dental care. Here’s where you should look: Community Heal...


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Finding An Affordable Computer


There’s no easy way around it - computers are expensive. Unfortunately, if you’re suffering from financial hardship, this means you’ll have to work hard to find one in your price range. Here are a few places you should look. Nonprofits Let’s get the bad news out of the way - there aren’t many national nonprofits that give computers to low-income households. Howev...


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How To Get Your Kids To Do Their Chores


Your kids can benefit greatly from doing their chores. They’ll learn about responsibility, gain self-reliance, and develop discipline, among other things. Unfortunately, that probably isn’t enough motivation for them. How do you get your kids to do something beneficial when they aren’t interested? Here are a few ideas Make It Fun Once your kids are old enough, they might ...


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Five Solo Sports Your Kids Will Love


You want your kids to be active and healthy. For most parents, this probably means enrolling your kids in traditional youth sports: football, baseball, basketball, and soccer. But what if your kids aren’t interested in these or any other team sports? Instead of forcing them to be part of a team, or giving up altogether, encourage them to try solo sports. If your kids participate in solo ...


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Five Water Safety Tips


Kids love to swim - it’s one of the most popular summer activities. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous. According to the CDC, drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental deaths, and people under 14 make up about 20 percent of these deaths. It’s easy to be frightened by these statistics, but it’s important to remember that these deaths are preventab...


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Mother's Day Deals You Should Know About


Happy (early) Mother’s Day! To help you celebrate, we’ve put together a big list of coupons and sales on popular Mother’s Day gifts. Whether you need to buy for your own mother or you just want to treat yourself, be sure to take advantage of these deals! Department Stores Macy’s: Take an extra 20% off with promo code MOM. JCPenney: $10 off purchase of $25 or more wit...


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How To Find An Affordable Summer Camp


Summer camp is a classic childhood experience, and a win-win for both parents and kids. Kids get the opportunity to make new friends, get out of their comfort zone, and gain some independence. Parents get the satisfaction of knowing that their kids won’t spend all day in front of the TV. More practically, they know someone is taking care of their kid while they’re at work.   Th...


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Good Driving Habits For You And Your Teen


Teaching your teen to drive is a long, stressful process. Unfortunately, there isn’t an easier way to make sure they gain the necessary experience to keep themselves safe on the road. Here are some good driving habits to encourage in your teen. It’s a good idea for you to review as well. Be Predictable We’ve all dealt with the stress of sharing the road with bad drivers,...


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