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Is Black Friday shopping worth it this year? Your Thanksgiving night might be better spent with loved ones thanks to Cyber Monday, pre-holiday sales and post-holiday extended sales. Between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday, U.S. consumers will spend well over $20 billion, predicted by Adobe Analytics in their holiday sales forecast. That makes up a huge [...]
How can you save money on holiday travel? Strategic planning can spare you from financial stress over the holiday season. A vast number of Americans will travel this upcoming holiday season, if last year’s number of holiday travelers are any indication. In 2017, a record 107 million Americans left their homes to travel over the [...]
A little preventative home maintenance this fall makes a huge difference over winter. You can reduce energy costs, prevent expensive disasters and spot future repairs to take care of when warmer weather returns. The days are getting shorter and the leaves are falling as Autumn approaches. Time to tackle your 2018 Fall Home Maintenance Checklist. [...]
A recent article from Managed Care magazine shows that many Americans are struggling to keep up with the high price of prescription drugs. Deciding whether you can afford to buy something you want, like a new dress or phone upgrade, can seem like a tough decision, especially if it is just out of your financial [...]
Handling loud condo neighbors who refuse to turn the music down and respect condo rules can be difficult. Here are a few steps you may want to consider before seeking legal action. Q: I am a condo owner in a four-unit building in Washington, DC. I believe my fellow condo owners are refusing to enforce [...]
Since Hurricane Harvey hit, the news coming out of Texas and Louisiana has been heartbreaking. Some people survived Katrina only to be caught up in another catastrophic storm, and others not only lost property, but family and friends as well. The victims continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. If you’re in a position [...]
Luxury housewares are getting smarter. Smart home technology is automating everything we do at home, from turning on the lights and locking the doors to turning off the oven when we forget. When I visited the International Home and Housewares Show (IHHS) here in Chicago a few months back, there were so many new high-tech [...]