When the mercury dips to levels only polar bears can contend with, mere mortals crank the heat. Home heating represents the biggest piece of the expense pie--up to 35-50% annually, especially in chillier states. Homeowners and renters alike can benefit from a few simple tricks and maintenance tips to help heat bills fall like snow.
The lure of the big city is easy to understand. Having concerts, art, and amazing restaurants at your fingertips can be enough to draw anyone in. Unfortunately, those things take money, something students and recent grads usually lack. But you don’t have to deprive yourself. With a little planning--and some discipline--you can paint the town red while staying in the black.
There are only so many hours in the day. Use these ideas to help you make the most of them.
It's the essentials of upcycing. Turn your junk into priceless artifacts.
Have you ever been on a vacation and wished you didn’t have to go back home? Well for many travel enthusiasts, they don’t. The idea of backpacking has evolved into permanent travel for many. People set out for years at a time to travel. These adventurers aren’t necessarily trust fund babies or lottery winners. Many have to work while they’re traveling the world to keep their journey moving on.
If you’ve recently been laid off or are in the middle of a job search that seems to be going nowhere, the term “funemployment” probably sounds annoying.
Ed. Note: Don’t forget to participate in our Giving Challenge for a chance to win money for a charity or cause of your choosing.
When I was a seven-year-old towhead living in Shaqlawa, Iraq while my parents worked for a humanitarian organization after the Gulf War, it was the soccer ball my three-year-old brother and I kicked out on the brick street under the ancient mulberry tree in front of our house that transcended the language and cultural barrier and integrated us with the neighborhood kids.
Shaking the nickel bush is the act of making money with your own ingenuity, skills, and luck. The phrase comes from Ralph Moody’s excellent book of the same name. Here’s how we’ve shaken the nickel bush.