Teachers typically claim they don’t need any gifts because teaching is reward enough. Yet the job of any teacher – whether of kids, teens, or adults – is immensely difficult. It requires gobs of patience, compassion, and empathy and an endless supply of enthusiasm. Teachers play a pivotal role in our children’s lives. Yet they’re…
Most people think of Thanksgiving as a holiday centered on eating. But Thanksgiving is really about gathering with family and friends to enjoy time together and share our gratitude for one another. If you’re having a few adults over for a Friendsgiving, a deck of cards, a bottle of wine, and some conversation will keep you entertained for hours.…
Finding a new roommate to share your apartment or home can be tricky. You will have to share everything from utility bills to common areas like the bathroom and the kitchen. Screening potential roommates before you sign a rental agreement or lease will improve your relationship and ensure a positive co-living experience. Ask questions about…
It’s the middle of the night, and a faint roaring, crackling sound has woken you from sleep. You smell smoke and open your bedroom door to investigate. Suddenly, you’re blasted with heat and the eerily bright orange light of a raging fire in the hallway. Would you know what to do in such a horrific…
When you think of Miami, you may think of the booming beat of South Beach’s nightlife. Home of the sexiest bars and hotels, it’s the go-to destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties and vacationers looking for a place to see and be seen. But what many residents and food critics know is that Miami is…
It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking of your landlord as an adversary, someone whose interests clash with your own. But that faulty attitude can cost you time, money, and stress. In reality, your landlord is a supplier, someone who has a business relationship with you. It’s true that your interests…
Even if you’re happy to part ways with your partner, divorce sucks. Depending on how many assets you shared with your partner and how you decided to handle your finances when you were married, getting divorced is often a long and complicated process, not to mention expensive. Since every couple is different and because divorce laws…
When you think of family vacations, what comes to mind first may not be the benefits, but the stress and cost. After all, taking kids on a trip can be expensive — over $4,000 on average, according to a 2018 Bankrate survey. But research shows that vacations are not only good for us, they’re also…
Parents spend twice as much on their adult children as they invest for retirement. Where do the financial obligations of parenting end? For many parents, it’s clearly not when Junior turns 18. As a parent, it’s up to you to draw boundaries and give your adult child the push they need to become an independent…
There was a time when moving in with your significant other or partner before you married them was enough to get tongues wagging and eyebrows raising. These days, cohabitation isn’t just common; it’s the norm. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 15% of 25- to 34-year-olds live with a partner they aren’t…