What Do People Really Want From Their Smart Home? Savings

Smart home device household penetration will eclipse 33 percent this year, and is expected to be well over 50 percent by 2023. What’s holding some consumers back from jumping on the smart home bandwagon? For starters, proof that these internet-connected devices would indeed save them money, according to a recent survey from Parks Associates.    Read More »

7 Easy Ways to Follow a Healthier Diet

If you’re one of the many Americans who made a New Year’s resolution to drop a few pounds and eat a healthier diet, you are now faced with the cold reality of making the resolution stick. “We have many diet choices to make every day,” noted Lesley Lutes, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology   Read More »


The Feng Shui of Color

You may gravitate toward certain color palettes for your home for a variety of reasons, but did you know that color can impact the way you and your loved ones feel? According to the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui, the right combination of colors placed in the right areas of your home can actually   Read More »

Your Carbon Monoxide Checklist

Keeping yourself and your family safe at home is no joke, and one of the leading safety risks at home is carbon monoxide. “Carbon monoxide is known as a silent killer because it is colorless and odorless,” says Michael Petri, owner of Petri Plumbing & Heating.  The Petri Plumbing & Heating team recommends residents   Read More »


How to Create an Inspiring Home Workspace

Many Americans work from home part- or full-time, or snag a few hours to tie up loose ends in the evenings or on weekends. If this sounds like you, here are a few hints to help make your home office more inspiring. While the team at architecturelab.net says that it’s essential to design your   Read More »

How to Keep Pipes From Freezing

Brrr, it’s cold outside! This means your home is taking the brunt of the weather to keep you snug indoors, and your pipes often take a beating when exposed to cold temps.  To help keep your pipes from freezing – which can lead to costly repairs – Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® professionals offers a few simple   Read More »


Booking Travel? 4 Tips to Put the Brakes on Poor Customer Service

Are you planning your dream vacation? Nothing puts a damper on travel planning like shoddy customer service from airlines, hotels or travel agencies. Here are four easy tips to help you get more convenient and personalized travel support, courtesy of Genesys®. Decide on your preferences. Contacting travel agencies isn’t limited to a phone call.   Read More »

Tips for Avoiding Scams

Unfortunately, scammers continue to get more creative in their attempts to trick the general public into relinquishing funds and personal information for nefarious purposes. Here are some important best practices from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to help protect yourself next time you connect with an unknown caller, or come across a suspicious link online:    Read More »


Break Away for a Spring Travel Adventure

(Family Features)–Spring is the perfect time of year to break away from everyday life for a journey to a new destination. Across the country, the climate tends to be moderate, so you can take in a wide range of activities for a fun-filled getaway. One challenge of planning a trip is finding things to   Read More »

Does Your Credit Score Need a ‘Boost’?

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), in 2017, an estimated 26 million Americans had no credit history at Experian, Equifax or TransUnion, the three largest credit-rating bureaus, and another 19 million were considered inactive due to not enough recent history to generate a credit score. And without a credit score, access to   Read More »