Unfortunately the news is consistently full of headlines about security and data breaches. Major retailers, credit card companies and other organizations have all fallen victim to hackers, putting millions of consumers at risk. Trying to keep up with all the latest hacks and who’s affected can be overwhelming. So we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of data breaches.
I returned home from a trip to Cuba in early 2017 with a bag full of Cuban cigars. Since I only smoke them on special occasions, I wouldn’t use them right away. So I put them in the pantry in a zip lock bag. That is, until I found out that was a big mistake. Why? Cigars need to be kept at a certain humidity level or they lose their flavor. So, how do you keep them at a proper, consistent level of humidity? Learn all about humidors, how they work, what to look for, and our top picks.
All Hallows Eve is usually associated with fun things like candy, trick or treating, and pumpkin carving. But it can also be scary for children and adults alike. Not just from spooky costumes but other potential dangers for families. When planning for your festivities, be sure to keep these Halloween safety tips in mind (so you or your loved ones don’t end up in the graveyard).
Despite the increased use of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft and marketing efforts by alcohol brands to ensure you have a designated driver, fatal car crashes caused by drunk driving still occur at high rates. This is especially true during the holidays. But which states have the highest rates, and how can you lower your chance of getting hurt?
You fall asleep with a lit candle and wake up to the smell of burning fumes and smoke filling the room. A fire can spread quickly — from practically nothing to a blaze throughout your entire home within minutes. Your belongings are replaceable (for the most part), but you and your family’s lives are not. That’s why it’s critical to have an escape plan along with a fire prevention plan.
Looking to make a charity tax deduction? How do you know which are the best and worst charities to donate to? It’s not so much which are the best causes (as that could be highly debatable and subjective), but rather what’s the best use of your hard-earned money and return on your dollar? Is your money going to have a large impact and make a difference in the cause or will it go to waste on expensive overhead or unnecessary spending? We’ll share with you a little more about charitable donations tax deductions and our top picks for best charities to give to (as well as those not to give to).
Is your dishwasher in dis-repair? Have a wobbly washer? Or maybe your microwave is waving goodbye. Not to worry, we’re here to help with some useful and cost-effective ways to repair your home appliances, no tools (or experience) required. Avoid spending hundreds of dollars to hire a repair person or purchase a new appliance and learn how to fix it yourself with our tips.
Turkey time is a time to relax, kick up your feet, stuff your face with food and be thankful for all the things. But the holiday weekend can have some hazards to be aware of. Before you put the turkey in the oven or start watching football, keep these tips in mind to make sure everyone has a happy, healthy Thanksgiving.
Looking for a way to maximize your money without having to invest it in the stock market? Savings accounts are traditional a way to keep cash stashed away. However, most brick-and-mortar banks’ interest rates are so low (around .01%), that it’s not doing much for you. Thanks to online banks, you can earn up to 1-2% annual percentage yields (APY) while having access to liquid assets should you need it.