Let the holiday shopping begin!

It’s officially time to holiday shop! If you’re like us, you have been enjoying the weeklong Black Friday sales.  In an effort to moderate crowds and incent buyers, stores are offering deeper discounts over a longer period of time than past years.  But there is still the challenge of what to get for that “tough-to-buy-for” person on your list.  We thought we would share some … Continue reading Let the holiday shopping begin!

Just how rich are homeowners compared to renters?

If you want to grow wealth, it appears home ownership is one of the best ways.  The net worth of homeowners’ is much greater than renters. And the gap continues to grow between the two groups each year. We know it is better to own your home but just how much better is it?  One study shows that a homeowner’s net worth is 40x greater … Continue reading Just how rich are homeowners compared to renters?

Your After-Thanksgiving Workout

We are officially one day out before the gluttony begins! And if you are like so many, you tend to overindulge.  So, we are preparing you now for the inevitable with a post Turkey day workout.  Save it.  You’ll thank us Friday! Complete each exercise below for one minute.  There are eight exercises so each sequence will take 8 minutes. 1. Manual squats (with or … Continue reading Your After-Thanksgiving Workout

Is there an increased risk of flying in the winter?

Much of the data around air travel indicates that overall, it is very safe and there is a low likelihood of becoming infected with Covid-19.  But new data shows that there is a caveat to all the studies. And as we head into winter, there is one concern travelers should be aware of. A few weeks back we discussed how the use of masks and … Continue reading Is there an increased risk of flying in the winter?

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Happy Thanksgiving week – some helpful tips!

Continuing our holiday meal cooking theme from the past few weeks, we are going to share some last-minute Thanksgiving meal fixes from the team at Cooking Light. Should you find yourself in a kitchen predicament come this Thursday afternoon! Mashed potatoes – Be careful not to over mash your potatoes.  The starch in the potatoes can quickly become stiff and glue like.  We are a … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving week – some helpful tips!

Controlling the spending this holiday season

It’s been a tough year financially for many who have lost their job or experienced a reduction in their pay.  And as much as we want to spread the joy this holiday season through gift giving during this emotional year, there is more concern about overspending this year as compared to the past. Here are some tips to keep your holiday spending in check. We … Continue reading Controlling the spending this holiday season

Reducing Thanksgiving calories without sacrificing

It’s so easy to overindulge on Thanksgiving.  And the extra calories we consume would be enough to nourish us for a week under normal circumstances.  So, what are a few things you can do to save calories without resorting to unfathomable measures like swapping your mashed potatoes for mashed cauliflower?  Read on… White meat instead of dark meat has 15% fewer calories Ditch the roll.  … Continue reading Reducing Thanksgiving calories without sacrificing

The changing face of travel

There is a lot of talk about HOW travel is going to change post pandemic.  One segment of travel that has taken a significant hit is business travel. For the month of April, one travel organization estimated that 92% of its members weren’t traveling domestically.  And that number climbed to 98% internationally.  Leisure travel, especially those destinations that are easily accessed by car, are the … Continue reading The changing face of travel

You will love this apple pie for the holidays

We continue our countdown to Thanksgiving with another one of our favorite pie recipes courtesy of Allrecipes.  If you like apple pie, then this one is a MUST.  The key to this recipe is making the liquid ahead of time and pouring over the apples prior to cooking. Opposed to letting the pie get hot enough in the oven that the liquid forms on its … Continue reading You will love this apple pie for the holidays