Farmer’s Market Finds

14. August 2014 00:00
There are three great reasons to buy your food locally; your bank account, your family and the community that surrounds you. When you buy direct from the farmers, bakers and food connoisseurs in your neighborhood, the food doesn’t have to take a long trip before it reaches your dinner table. The moment vegetables and fruits are harvested, they begin to lose their nutrients. The faster your family eats them, the healthier they will be. Not only will you get an extra power boost from all your fresh foods, you will save money doing it. [More]

Kitchen Pet Peeves Solved

13. August 2014 00:00
I’m no chef, but I do love to eat. When I have the time, I like to cook, too. I am a huge fan of fresh fruits and vegetables and adore the idea of making healthy meals every day for my family. However, I’m so busy that I often don’t have the patience to prepare the fresh food I crave. It takes so much time to start from scratch, and every little step becomes an annoyance. However, I have found that the following handy gadgets solve my most common kitchen pet peeves. [More]

Kitchen Pet Peeves Solved

13. August 2014 00:00
I’m no chef, but I do love to eat. When I have the time, I like to cook, too. I am a huge fan of fresh fruits and vegetables and adore the idea of making healthy meals every day for my family. However, I’m so busy that I often don’t have the patience to prepare the fresh food I crave. It takes so much time to start from scratch, and every little step becomes an annoyance. However, I have found that the following handy gadgets solve my most common kitchen pet peeves. [More]

Save Money at the Movie Theater

12. August 2014 00:00
A night at the movie theater can end up costing more than it’s worth nowadays. With ticket prices over $10 at most venues, a family of five can easily spend over $100 if you factor in those overpriced buckets of popcorn and boxes of candy. Don’t miss out on any of the summer blockbusters this year by being creative with your movie-going ways. [More]

Get Textbooks for Less

11. August 2014 00:00
Going off to college this year? Then you’ve probably already spent an amazing amount of money on tuition, room and board and supplies. You might think you’re all set, but before you say goodbye, you still have to purchase perhaps the most important things of all: textbooks. If you’ve already begun shopping, then you know how insanely expensive these books can be. Luckily, you have many options for cutting costs when buying books. Let’s explore some of the best ways and places to save. [More]

Getting First Day Ready

8. August 2014 00:00
It's the day you've been dreading. Your little one is approaching his or her first day at school. They might be excited and a little scared. It's important to be prepared with everything they need to get through the day with confidence. Despite what the school list may say, here is what they really need. [More]

Save or Splurge: Beauty

7. August 2014 00:00
It can be difficult sometimes to discern where to spend your money on skincare products and makeup. What products are worth the investment? What products should you buy at the drugstore? Follow along to get some tips on the best beauty buys. [More]

5 Reasons to Never Step Foot in the Gym Again

6. August 2014 00:00
What if I told you that you could lighten the load on your keychain by getting rid of that annoying gym key tag that has been taunting you with every skipped gym day? The age of the internet is running ahead, full steam, and fitting a workout in, no matter where you are, has become easier than ever. Workout subscription sites cost less than traditional gyms, and are a convenient option for everyone from college coeds to CEOs. Whether you’re a cardio-queen or a zen yogi, there’s a website to fit your fitness needs. [More]

Work Like a Dog Day: The Perfect Desk Accessories for Tough Work Days

5. August 2014 00:00
Rejoice hard workers! Today is a day that we get celebrated and hailed for our contribution to our offices and cubical farms. That’s because it’s Work Like a Dog Day, a day that honors and recognizes the hardest working people. Just to avoid confusion -- this day is specifically for people who work hard and not necessarily work all the time. Sorry work-a-holics. You’re probably wondering why it’s called Work Like a Dog day when dogs normally just hangout all day. Well, let’s not forget how hard dogs worked back in their heyday when they needed to herd and protect sheep, like shepherd dogs, and hunt wild boars, like Great Danes. Much like those hardworking dogs, some of us can relate to days when hard work doesn’t pay off and the day just seems to drag, or worse, is just terrible. Not to worry, I’ve got you covered for those manic Mondays!

Keep reading for a list of items that your desk needs to make every day feel like a Friday. [More]

Dorm Room 101

4. August 2014 00:00
Can you believe summer’s almost over and it’s already time to start planning for back to school? If you are a student or have a student starting college this year, it can be bittersweet. While all the new changes are exciting, they can be overwhelming too. Acquiring everything you need to make that little box-like dorm room feel like a real home can be daunting and expensive. Make sure you don’t forget anything or break the bank by following this guide to hassle-free dorm room shopping. [More]