Travel & Family Fun

4 Cool Activities to Help Your Kids Beat the Summer Heat

School is out, the days are getting longer, temperatures are in the high double digits (and rising), and all the kids want to do is sit inside in the comfort of the air conditioner. With a little ingenuity and creativity, we’ve come up with 4 cool activities that will have your kids begging to playing outside this summer. READ MORE

4 Easy Meals to Enjoy during the First Week in Your New Home

When moving day finally arrives, you’re so focused on the process of moving that you probably don’t even remember where you’re moving. You understand that somewhere in the future there will be chores like cleaning the house, setting up the beds and unpacking the boxes, but those chores can be accomplished in the days and weeks ahead. READ MORE

4 Ways to Stretch Your Tax Return into More Savings

Perhaps you filed your taxes months ago or maybe you just filed for an extension, as you did last year and the year before that. Either way, as Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Fortunately, for many us, there is one good thing that can come from filing taxes – a tax refund. READ MORE

6 Ways to Save Money on Your Spring Break Vacation

Going on vacation can be expensive. With rising gas prices and expenses for hotels, food, and activities, it’s no wonder why people willingly (or unwillingly) choose to stay home these days. However, there are ways to save money to make going on a Spring Break vacation an actual possibility. Here are 6 ways to save money on your Spring Break vacation. READ MORE

DIY Projects to Re-purpose Your Christmas Tree

The problem with the end of the holidays is that, once you strip the lights and tinsel from your Christmas tree, it suddenly becomes a big, dead flammable bush dropping dry, sharp needles that will get stuck into your bare feet. Now, if you paid a lot for your tree, you might want to find ways to get your money’s worth – instead of just tossing it to the curb. Sure, you could make a few pine-scented sachets of potpourri, but what can you do with the rest of a 6- or 7-foot tall tree? READ MORE