9/18/2018 9:33 AM | 0 Comments

Back to School Shopping Although most kids are back at school now, it's still not too late to complete your back to school shopping, especially for clothing. In fact buying in September has two big advantages. First, many big name stores are already cutting their prices and cramming their clearance racks now that the rush is over. According to Sean Fox of the Freedom Financial Network, those clearance sales don’t start until school does. In fact, Consumer Reports magazine suggests you should wait until October or even November to get the best clothing bargains. So, if you're into saving on back to school shopping, you're in luck. Frugal back to school shopping starts here and now! Second, if you're buying school supplies like books, computers and stationery, you may not have the complete list of requirements until your student actually gets into the classroom. All parents already know what an expensive time of year this is with back to school spending. According to the National Retail Federati ... [...]
7/26/2018 8:36 AM | 0 Comments

The Secret Sauce for the Perfect Outdoor Party Have you ever been to a poopy outdoor party? Or maybe it was just mediocre and unmemorable. You know the sort of thing: the food was crummy; people drank too much; the music was too loud; it was just plain boring. And so on. Who wants that? Not at your place for sure. If you're hosting an outdoor party this summer, the secret sauce of success is as simple as this: Make a plan It needn't be a flashy or expensive event (though it can be if you want). It just needs to be carefully thought out. If you're not sure how to plan an outdoor party, let's look at some of the essentials. Where to Start with Outdoor Party Planning There are a few basic items you need to decide at the outset for your outdoor party. These include the intended date -- which you should check against your calendar for potential clashes -- the time and duration. Then, there's the question of a theme or party type -- and the budget to pay for it. Will it be a semi-formal affair ... [...]
7/12/2018 9:10 AM | 0 Comments

Are you getting hot under the collar as the latest utility bill lands in your mail box? Every year seems to be more expensive than the last, doesn't it? So, as we head into what is typically the hottest and driest weather of the year here in Southern California, thoughts turn to ways we can reduce our utility bills spending, especially on electricity for air conditioning and, of course, on water for home irrigation.

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6/19/2018 8:30 AM | 0 Comments

One of the questions many newcomers ask is: Are smart homes safer? Set up and used properly, they certainly can be. For example, smart doorbells with camera technology enable you to answer a "ring" at the front door wherever you are, so the caller doesn’t know whether you're at home or not.

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6/12/2018 8:15 AM | 0 Comments

If you've ever been bitten by a dog, you'll know that a bite can be extremely painful. But the pain can go much deeper than you might think -- right down to the bottom of your pocket! Find out how to protect yourself here! [...]
4/11/2018 8:04 AM | 0 Comments

This guide will help make your visit to the beach fun and safe!  Yes, you can still have fun in the sun at the beach without risking either yours or your family's safety.  

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4/5/2018 9:14 AM | 0 Comments

The sun is out and it's by far the biggest cause of skin cancer, especially the most common form. And more people suffer from skin cancer than all other forms of the disease combined.  Make sure you protect your skin from the sun while enjoying the outdoors. [...]
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