How to Stop Sitting so Much

Did you know that even if you run three miles every morning, it won’t offset the potential damage done by spending the next eight hours sitting at your desk? Some even say that sitting is the new smoking. According to the Mayo Clinic, too much sitting poses a wide range of health risks, including   Read More »

5 Mindful Driving Tips

Distracted driving rarely ends well. But with so much going on in your life (and your backseat), staying focused while on the road can be difficult. World champion drag racer Elaine Larsen of Larsen Motorsports knows all about the importance of focus while on the road. “It’s all about common-sense driving techniques, awareness and   Read More »

Tips for Tax-Deductible Charitable Donations

At the end of the year, thousands of Americans rush to make charitable donations to offset their taxes or help out their favorite causes. According to Senior CFP Board Ambassador Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, too often, Americans  may not recognize two keys to smart giving: careful vetting of charities, and tax planning that helps make the   Read More »

Tips for Stretching a Small Living Room

Some people see a small living room as a cozy, intimate space. Others say they simply feel cramped. For those who fall into the latter category, professional decorators offer the following seven tips for making any living area look more spacious: Clear out the clutter. Nothing makes a room look cramped like having too much   Read More »

Heat and Air Maintenance for the Holidays

With the holiday season right around the corner, your home will likely see more foot traffic. From friends stopping by with gifts, to parties and that yearly visit from the in-laws, your plumbing, heating and air units may be working overdrive. “Attention to a few items in the home can help prepare you for   Read More »

Home Laundry: To Vent or Not to Vent

I once believed it was a forgone conclusion that when adding certain laundry appliances to a home, it would mean installing exhaust ducting and cutting a hole to the outside for venting. However, a recent report from Michele Weaver at Design Basics, LLC highlighted a growing trend in ventless dryers that can be easily   Read More »

Getting Kids to Help With Household Chores

Children should have lots of time for play and recreation. But just about every family expects their kids to contribute in some way to household chores, and getting them to start early can help them feel confident and responsible, child psychologists say, even if they sometimes complain about it. “Chores help kids understand that   Read More »

Year-End Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

Are you a small business owner angsting over tax time? You’re far from alone. Taxes are the top stressors for most Americans, from individuals to business owners. However, small business owners often have more on their tax plates than the average American. “Changes to current legislation and uncertainty about the future of tax reform   Read More »

Introducing: Waze Ads by Homesnap

Homesnap has partnered with navigation app Waze to provide agents with a new marketing tool to reach home buyers through geo-targeted ads. Agents can now target potential buyers driving near their clients’ listings with ads featuring the homes for sale. This is the first partnership of its kind. Waze is the world’s largest community-based navigation   Read More »