Winterizing Your Vehicle

Fall is officially here, and the cooler weather is slowly making it's appearance here in Iowa. Even though it's tough to think about, now is the perfect time to start prepping your vehicle for those harsh winter months. Cold temperatures, dirt, and road-salt residue can all cause problems. However, there are some simple checks and … Continue reading Winterizing Your Vehicle

9 Easy Tips for Christmas Shopping on a Budget

According to ABC News, consumer counseling agencies see a 25 percent increase in the number of people seeking financial help in the first few months following Christmas. Most of those people come because of the holiday bills that haunt them. However, if you don't want to be "haunted," Christmas shopping on a budget can help. For … Continue reading 9 Easy Tips for Christmas Shopping on a Budget

11 Ways You’re Cooking Your Thanksgiving Meal Wrong!

Thanksgiving can be a very stressful time. Your home has to be spotless, the food has to be better than delicious, and there can be no family feuds...;) Quit doing the following things to make your Thanksgiving dinner go as smooth as possible: You baste your turkey. Basting is a very common tradition, but basting … Continue reading 11 Ways You’re Cooking Your Thanksgiving Meal Wrong!

9 Ways to Protect Kids and Teens Against Strangers, Ghouls, and Ghosts This Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, it's always good to review safety tips for your children and friends. These 9 tips we discovered will help make sure your loved ones return safely home after a long night of trick-or-treating. Halloween is an already scary night, and it can be even more scary if children aren't being … Continue reading 9 Ways to Protect Kids and Teens Against Strangers, Ghouls, and Ghosts This Halloween

17 Fun Fall Activities for Families

Once the weather finally starts to cool down and the leaves start to change colors, you're finally in the best season of the year (and luckily the best holiday ever happens in the middle of it)! WELCOME TO FALL! It's the greatest because there are tons of activities you can do as a family for little … Continue reading 17 Fun Fall Activities for Families

The Best Homemade Anniversary Gifts and Ideas

The best gifts are homemade and come straight from the heart. A store-bought gift can do the trick, but consider giving your significant other something more special for your anniversary. Try a custom gift this year to show your love. Homemade anniversary gifts can be gratifying to make and give, whether you write a set … Continue reading The Best Homemade Anniversary Gifts and Ideas

How to Stay Safe When Shopping for Holiday Gifts Online

Want to avoid long lines and large crowds this holiday season? Shopping online lets you zip through your list with just a few clicks. Before whipping out your plastic, however, you'll want to make sure you're shopping on a secure site. Use these tips to keep your data safe. 1. Look for the padlock symbol Don't check … Continue reading How to Stay Safe When Shopping for Holiday Gifts Online

Memorial Day Weekend on a Budget

Memorial Day weekend is about honoring the men and women who have served our country, but it is also the unofficial kick-off to summer! No matter what your plans are, check out some helpful money-saving tips this Memorial Day Weekend! If you’re traveling, here are some ways to save a little extra cash:   Tune up your … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend on a Budget