If you’re like many parents, the stay-at-home orders in light of the Coronavirus pandemic forced you into a new role: homeschool teacher. With many jobs switching to work-from-home and schools switching to at-home, online learning, parents were forced to take on the role of teacher to help their kids learn through that challenging transition.
Even if you’re not normally a self-starter, recent events might have you thinking about your career and how to productively spend your increased time at home.
Splurging on delicious treats is one of life’s many pleasures. And sure, the occasional frozen yogurt here and Chipotle takeout there won’t make much of a dent in your wallet. However, with the average American household spending $7,203 a year on food, it does make you wonder where corners can be cut.
Spring cleaning might be a heinous thought, and it might usually apply to cleaning the house. However, everyone could do with spring cleaning their finances once in a while. Whether it be clearing some old debts, creating a few more spreadsheets or completing your tax statement, there are plenty of things you can do to keep your finances sparkling clean.
Reminders to wash our hands, to keep social distance, and to avoid sneezing and coughing in public have become an almost daily occurrence in the media. But physical health is not our only concern in the face of stock market plunges, rising unemployment, and forced business closures.
Your home is your most important possession, and it is understandable that you want to implement effective security features to ward off any potential trespassers. Fortunately, there are several inexpensive ways to make your home more secure.Continue reading
It’s easy for your utility expenses to creep up on you. Not only do they vary seasonally, but it can be easy to overlook how often you use some of the appliances in your home.Continue reading
Among the flurry of “new year, new me” sentiments, there’s one thing that often gets overlooked: the value of tried and true. There’s a lot of outdated advice in the world of personal finance — things your grandparents believed that maybe don’t apply so much anymore. However, there are a number of old-school personal finance habits that still test true.Continue reading