How to Charge Your Phone or Laptop When the Power is Out

Whether it’s due to an electrical issue or inclement weather, a power outage can leave you feeling helpless. Ready.gov says it’s always a good idea to be prepared for a power outage. While it’s a good idea to stock up on nonperishable food, water, flashlights and extra batteries to prepare for this type of situation, making sure your technology is ready […]

5 Ways to Make Your Rented Home More Energy Efficient

Upgrading your apartment to become more energy efficient may help lower your utility bills. Even small steps may help reduce your energy consumption. Consider these tips to help make your rented home more energy efficient. 1. Pay Attention to Windows If your windows are drafty, consider buying a window insulation kit, suggests Popular Mechanics. These kits typically […]

5 Things Around Your Home You May Not Know You Can Paint

Renovating and updating your home can sometimes feel like an overwhelming process. It can be costly, time consuming and daunting to even know where to begin. But, it doesn’t always have to be complicated or difficult to turn your home into a haven and make it feel more personal. Quick updates, such as painting things around your home, can make a difference in its […]

How to Back Up Important Documents for Emergencies

During an emergency, your filing cabinet may not be the first place you’d run to. But, it often contains essential documents — including passports, marriage certificates, wills and insurance policies — that you don’t want to lose if a disaster strikes. Following these tips, however, can help ensure your essential documents are safe before an emergency even […]