I recently had to go through the heartbreaking process of saying goodbye to a pet. My cat, Rudy, was old and in pain. It was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make, but it was time to let her go. Although it was a sad experience, I was grateful she was able to stay at home for the process and that I was able to…
Most of us don’t buy new cars just to replace them every year. In fact, only 1.5% of new car buyers replace them within the first year of ownership. That’s according to a new study from iSeeCars.com, who also found that for some vehicles, that percentage is significantly higher.
You’ve tried to curb your spending problem. You’ve frozen your credit cards. You won’t travel within a mile radius of a Best Buy, Marshall’s, Sephora, or wherever else your spending weakness hits hardest. Yet, somehow, you’re still screwing up your budget every month. It’s time to get your impulsive spending under…
We all have bad habits, whether it’s smoking or biting your nails or buying crap you don’t need. Some habits are harder to break than others, of course, and while this app won’t do the hard work for you, it might help you along the way.
Earlier this week, Republican leaders unveiled the American Health Care Act, a bill designed to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). So what’s different? The New York Times breaks it down in an easy-to-read chart.
Sure, needy people can be annoying (and I say this as a very needy person). However, our feelings about a person who is vocal about his or her needs is often a reflection of how we feel about our own needs. Like most human behavior, it’s complicated. The School of Life breaks it down.
Android: The “Don’t Break the Chain” method for productivity might be a little gimmicky, but it works. Day by Day is a free app that can help you utilize the method.
If airport security measures weren’t uncomfortable enough, TSA recently revealed they’re making pat down procedures a little more invasive. A spokesperson told Bloomberg, “I would say people who in the past would have gotten a pat-down that wasn’t involved will notice that the [new] pat-down is more involved.”
Buying isn’t necessarily better than renting, and that’s especially true in certain states. Bankrate put together a list of the best and worst states for first-time buyers.
You might have heard the “Fiduciary Rule” in headlines lately. The Obama Administration made plans to implement it this year, but the Trump Administration recently delayed it. So what exactly is a fiduciary and why should you care? This video breaks it down.
There are plenty of ways to get your credit score for free. Services like CreditKarma, for example, offer a free general overview of your score and the factors that might affect it. Some credit card issuers offer this, too. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reached out companies to see which ones offer…
Jack London said every writer should keep a notebook. “Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it,” London said. “Lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.” It’s sage advice, but then again, Jack London didn’t have Google Docs, Microsoft Word, or OneNote. This week, we test the classic battle of man versus…
From BB creams to CC creams to powder, there are so many different types of foundation to choose from. If you don’t know where to start or you’re just looking for a new product, you might find Pigment File useful. It’s a searchable and filterable database of every foundation on the market.
Lifestyle inflation is sneaky. You don’t think you’re spending that much on lunch every day, but add up your costs and you might be surprised. Similarly, to get a handle on lifestyle inflation, Distilled Dollar recommends looking at these small daily costs as annual costs, then comparing them to your paycheck.
If you want to get stuff done, you have to stay focused. One way to do that? Work with smaller milestones. For example, instead of making a list of all your goals for the year, break it down to what you want to focus on in the next few months. And this three-step system can help.
Americans toss out about $165 billion worth of food every year, which can be up to $2,200 for the average family. One of the simplest ways to save money on groceries is to make sure you’re not wasting food. To avoid this problem, personal finance site Clark.com suggests keeping a list of stuff you toss.
Staring at a screen before bed is bad for your sleep, but we do it anyway. If you like watching TV to help you fall asleep, Napflix might be a good compromise.
A shaky camera means blurry photos, and while some cameras and lenses come with built-in stabilization, it doesn’t hurt to make sure you’re holding the camera the right way to begin with. This video shows you how it’s done.
I once ordered a martini at a networking event. “How do you want it?” the bartender asked. I had no idea what he meant but I didn’t want to look dumb. “Uh, shaken?” I replied (because that’s what James Bond says). The bartender smirked. “No, I mean, do you want Vodka or Gin?” I felt like a damn fool. Here’s how to…