5 Benefits of Personalized Dog Food

(Family Features)—For dog owners, your pet is often your world and there are few things more special than the bond you share. From playtime to mealtime, you never settle for “good enough,” and your dog’s health is no different. When it comes to nutrition, every dog has specific needs, and you know them best.   Read More »

Get the Family off and Running With a Healthy Start

At the risk of sounding like your mother, breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it provide the chance to fuel your body with the best possible nutrients, but taking a few moments to convene as a family can put everyone in the right frame of mind for   Read More »


Toying With Holiday Travel? Commit Now

The hustle and bustle of the holidays may seem a long way off, but if you’re planning on traveling for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s, the time to book your travel is now, say the experts at Expedia. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of the busiest travel periods each year, and in 2016, Expedia   Read More »

Easy Ways to Make Better Food Choices

(Family Features)–Maintaining a healthy diet can be easier than you think if you make your eating habits a priority and know how to make smart food choices. For the best results, choose foods from all five major food groups with help from these tips: Fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in   Read More »


How to Protect Your Credit From a Security Breach

Recently Equifax, one of our nation’s three major credit reporting bureaus, announced that it had been breached. This means millions of consumer credit reports were made available to hackers, including their credit card numbers, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases, driver’s license numbers. To help, Equifax has created a website ─   Read More »


How to Save Your Car From Prowlers

The thought of having your car broken into is chilling – yet many of us park our cars in unattended lots and on sketchy streets at regular intervals, often in our own neighborhoods. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll finds only about 1 in 5 respondents (19 percent) say they’re extremely or very concerned about   Read More »

Here’s How You Can Afford Your Rent

If you’re like many Americans – in particular, millennials who are just starting out on their own – chances are high that your housing costs exceed what you can actually afford. According to federal guidelines, if you’re paying more than 30 percent of your pre-tax dollars on rent, you fall into the ranks of the   Read More »


Renovating Your Bathroom? Think Safety First

A renovation can be a fun period where your wildest home-design ideas can be put into action. However, when planning out a brand new bathroom, it’s important to keep safety in mind, especially if you have seniors or children living in your spaces. Moen notes that children younger than five account for more than half   Read More »

How Much Do You Know About Your Credit Score?

While your credit score affects everything from your ability to buy a car or a home to how much interest you will pay on the loan, many people don’t know how these scores are calculated or what impacts them positively or negatively. Moreover, says the Credit Federation of America (CFA), more than 25 percent   Read More »