Items to Build an Emergency Kit

Items to Build an Emergency Kit

When an emergency hits, and you need to live off the grid for a few days, you’re going to want an emergency kit. As part of National Preparedness Month, now is a perfect time to build that emergency kit.Below is a recommended list of emergency kit items. You should store items in airtight plastic wa

Debt: What You Need to Know

Debt: What You Need to Know

Some people live their financial lives by the old adage, “It takes money to make money, so I don’t see a problem with going into debt.” You know, there’s some truth to that. Some debt makes sense—like a home mortgage loan or a student loan.But most debt, especially high interest loans, empty your po

Learn These 9 Loan Types

MortgageMortgage loans let you buy a house without having all the money up front. In truth, the bank owns the house, but they let you live in it.Length of the loan: 10, 15, 20 or 30 yearsAnnual interest rate to expect: 3% to 6% StudentStudent loans help you pay for college tuition, housing, food, bo

Guess the Best Selling Book

Guess the Best Selling Book

A young orphan discovers magic, enters wizardry school, and faces the enemy who killed his parents. The Hobbit Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Dream of the Red Chamber The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe A symbologist and cryptologist follow a murder i

10 Campfire Safety Tips

10 Campfire Safety Tips

When you’re out camping this summer, passing along our traditions, or just enjoying a small backyard bonfire, keep these 10 campfire safety tips in mind.First, make sure it’s legal to light a campfire in your area. Check the fire danger forecast online or call your local fire department to see if a

Take a 5-Minute Vacation [Game]

Take a 5-Minute Vacation [Game]

It’s been a busy day. You need a vacation! Although you can’t take a five-week vacation right now, take a five-minute vacation and complete this fun crossword puzzle. Hint: most answers are a vacation theme.Take a 5-Minute Vacation [Game]

Take a Vacation. Save Your Life.

Take a Vacation. Save Your Life.

My friend Tony traveled overseas a few years ago. When he got back, all he could talk about was how much vacation people took there.He said in some countries, out of the 52 weeks in a year, they work maybe 40 weeks. And during the summers, they’ll take a month or more off. And their workweeks, well

Food Checker Game 4 Nursing Moms

Food Checker Game 4 Nursing Moms

Good news if you’re a breastfeeding mom—you can take in an extra 330 to 400 calories a day! That extra sustenance will give you enough energy and nutrients to produce milk for your new baby.But what are the foods and drinks you should consume? And which ones should you limit or avoid?If you’re a mom

Nursing Mom? Limit These 3 Things

Nursing Mom? Limit These 3 Things

Good news for those who are breastfeeding—you can take in an extra 330 to 400 calories a day! That extra sustenance will give you enough energy and nutrients to produce milk for your new baby.However, there are a few drinks and foods you should limit or try to avoid altogether.Alcohol: Zero alcohol