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
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
Identity theft is nothing new, and yet it still manages to cost its victims billions of dollars (yes, that’s billions with a “b”) globally each year—not to mention the time and hassle involved in recovering a stolen identity. The good news is that there are tons of things you can do to deter identity thieves. … Continue reading Safeguarding against 5 Identity Theft Jackpots
We don't learn everything in school. There are many people who might have an impressive degree and can do calculus, but when it comes to public speaking or cooking a tasty meal, they don't know where to begin. Here are seven basic life skills everyone needs to know, and how to learn them for free. … Continue reading 7 Life Skills You Can Learn For FREE
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!
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
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
While you may think that it’s unlikely that your identity will be stolen, the truth is – hackers and fraudsters are getting sneakier and more creative by the day. The best way to help protect yourself: Treat your personal information like cash – don’t hand it out to just anyone. Your Social Security number, credit … Continue reading Keeping Your Personal Information Safe from Fraudsters
When filling out the tip section on the bill or figuring out how much to tip that pizza delivery guy in the snow covered roads. How much is a reasonable tip? We have a few areas and tips that will help you determine how much cash to take to the restaurant or hair salon! Dining … Continue reading How Much Should You Tip?