Travel & Family Fun

Life Hacks: What Not to Buy in January

People enjoy life hacks for several reasons, but we especially like ones that help us save money. As it turns out, websites like DealNews and Lifehacker provide great money-saving life hacks and tips on a regular basis. In particular, they’ve created a yearly timeline listing out the best times to purchase certain items. While that has been helpful, they’ve also listed specific items you shouldn’t purchase in a given month. Thus, we’re kicking off a monthly series that will help you learn what not to buy! READ MORE

Surviving Black Friday: A Guide Through the Madness and Into Savings

Black Friday is one of the best shopping days of the year – and it’s also one of the craziest. Yes, there are extremely low prices to take advantage of, but the hoards of people and late night hours can be overwhelming and potentially dangerous for many. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. This year, you can approach Black Friday in a calm and organized manner, turning a potentially chaotic experience into a relaxed and potentially fun one. Thus, we present you with this guide to surviving Black Friday so you can take control of the madness (and escape with your sanity). READ MORE

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