Protect Your Credit Score

Whether you are applying for a home mortgage, a new car purchase or lease, or applying for a credit card with a better interest rate and rewards, your credit score will be the first to be looked at when your information is reviewed for approval.  In order to … [Read More...]

Love Life

Where To Go On A First Date [Infographic]

After yesterday's excellent post by guest blogger Anna on How To Make A Good First Impression: Get The Next Date Right, I was thinking about that "next date." A big part of making a good first impression is knowing where to go on a first date. While chewing … [Read More...]

Better Man

Dads: School Isn’t Just a Woman’s World – Get Involved in Your Kid’s Education

This is a guest post on Fatherhood from James, a work from home dad of two boys in Portland, Oregon. We've noticed that we haven't had a ton of articles strictly on Fatherhood, so we thought "It's about time!" We're excited to have him write - check out his … [Read More...]

Easy Ways To Save Money

Everyone wants to save money but figuring out the right way to do it can be challenging and overwhelming. There is so much information out there on different ways to save money, but it isn’t always accurate or easy. These are some easy tips you can follow to … [Read More]

Easy Ways to Avoid Spending Your Paycheck Quickly

As soon as you pay bills on payday there may not be must left over.  It can be a good idea to spread out paying bills as best you can to avoid having your entire paycheck taken up at one time, while the other frees up more, so that it sorts of spreads out the … [Read More]

TV is about to get better — the new season is closing in!

To many people, summer is a time of sunshine and beer gardens, holidays and fun. To football fans, however, it represents a time of thumb-twiddling while they wait for the new season to begin in earnest. The summer of 2017 has been a particularly tough … [Read More]

Architect, Surveyor, or Engineer?

It sounds like the beginning of a joke. “An architect, surveyor, and engineer walk into a bar.” But it is no joke determining which one can do what for your actual project. None of them are going to be cheap. You don’t want to waste your time or money by … [Read More]

Smart Ways to Save Money on New Clothes

We all want to feel good with the wardrobe we have, but you don’t have to spend money to look good.  For one, it’s about confidence.  You can put yourself in nice clothes, but if you are not confident wearing them, then it doesn’t matter what you wear.  … [Read More]

New Landscaping Trends for 2017

Landscaping trends change from year to year. In the past, homeowners have focused on creating clean, thick, green lawns. More recent decades have not been defined by grass, but by things like flower gardens, paving stones and water features. The key for … [Read More]