Give your identity a health checkup
When it comes to your health, the old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," still rings true. It's doubly valid when you're talking about the health of your digital and financial identity. Giving your identity a checkup is every bit as important as getting your annual physical and flu shot, or exercis...
Four costly car mistakes to avoid
Car care is no longer defined by the season. Modern cars don't need special attention during the winter months with the exception of changing to winter tires depending on where you live. Instead, the reliability and life of your car depends on you following good maintenance practices. Avoiding these common car care mista...
Celebrate the holiday season with charitable giving
The holiday season is about more than picking the fullest tree, listening to nostalgic carols and planning the perfect family photo. Between addressing holiday cards and toasting the New Year, it's a great time to incorporate charitable giving into your traditions. No matter your time constraints, there are many ways for...
Holiday shopping secrets you may not know
The holiday season always brings a crush of expenses that can quickly add up. Between finding gifts for loved ones and friends, hosting gatherings, purchasing holiday foods and decorating the house, sometimes funds can be depleted quickly.
Why Alzheimer's should factor into your retirement plan
In an ideal world, you will retire and enjoy many years fulfilling your dreams and spending time with those you love the most. Your retirement years can be some of the happiest and most enjoyable years of your life. But while we all hope for the best outcome possible, it may be prudent for you to plan for the possibility...
Personalize gifts for an extra special touch
Choosing the perfect gift for your loved ones can be a difficult task. However, you don't have to stress about going from store to store wondering if you're picking out the right size or color or whether it fits your budget. If you find yourself struggling to find the perfect gift this holiday season, consider taking a d...
Gas-saving holiday travel tips
The holidays are for giving, but with all the driving around for shopping, parties and family events, you may end up giving more at the gas station due to Grinch-like fuel costs. Holiday jeer can quickly become holiday cheer, though, by simply practicing some gas-saving tips.
Three unexpected areas where you can improve home safety
While it's impossible to anticipate and guard against every eventuality, it still pays to think about some dangers that are often overlooked - but that can be every bit as tragic as more obvious threats. Here are some accident risks that are statistically worth worrying about when you're working on making your home as sa...
The aging population: a benefit, not burden
With life expectancy increasing, the percentage of population over age 60 is booming. By 2030, the population over 60 will be growing 3.5 times as rapidly as the total population, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).