Ask the Readers: Do You Outsource Any Household Tasks?

July 31, 2018

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Elena, Jasmine, and Erica for winning this week’s contest! It’s easy to neglect household chores when you’re busy — and if you don’t like doing them in the first place! For certain families and certain tasks, it makes sense to hire someone to help you out, whether it’s a cleaning crew that comes by once a week or a grocery delivery service that brings meat and…


Ask the Readers: What Are Your Favorite Brands?

July 26, 2018

While brand loyalty can cause you waste money on products that aren’t worth the price you pay for them, you may have found over the years that some brands are just consistently better than others. What are your favorite brands? Why do you prefer them over their competitors? What do you like most about these brands? Tell us about your favorite brands and we’ll enter you in a drawing to…


Ask the Readers: How Do You Get Cool on a Budget?

July 12, 2018

You can count on summer to be hot, but many areas are facing heat waves and record high temps all across the U.S. Staying cool without busting your budget on energy costs is now harder than ever. How do you get cool on a budget? How do your everyday habits change when temperatures rise? Do you utilize any community resources to help you and your family cool down? Tell us…


Ask the Readers: Do You Enjoy Gardening?

June 14, 2018

Cultivating a garden is a great way to spend time outdoors — and if you grow edible plants, it’s also an excellent way to save money on groceries. Do you enjoy gardening? What do you like most about this activity? What do you think is the most challenging part of gardening? What tips would you give someone who would like to start a garden? Tell us whether you enjoy gardening…