Heat, Storms and Power Outages: Were You Prepared?

by Stacy Levin 2. July 2012
With local temperatures blazing into the three-digit range, this large-scale power outage couldn't have come at a worse time. Now, three days after the storms that caused the outages, many are still without power, and it could be several days before power is restored. The freak storm winds knocked trees not only into power lines, but also into cars, homes and other buildings. This isn't the first time we've seen a natural disaster cause such damage and distress, and unfortunately, it won't be th... [More]

Tricks to Throwing a Budget-friendly Barbeque

by Renee' Anderson 29. June 2012
I love entertaining at my house, but it can be expensive to feed my clan! That doesn't stop me from having a great summertime BBQ; I just find creative ways to keep the costs low. With Independence Day just around the corner, here are some tips on throwing a backyard bash without breaking the bank: 1. If someone asks to bring something, LET THEM (sodas, side salad, dessert or their signature dish)! 2. Buy in bulk and buy at the right places. First get organized and make a list of exactly what yo... [More]

Online Banking for Businesses: Why some banks charge

by Heather Adams 27. June 2012
In today's society, online banking is a given – not only for personal use, but for businesses as well. Every business needs online banking to check balances, verify transactions and to pay their employees via direct deposit. Online banking is an extremely valuable product that can save businesses time and money if utilized properly. So this begs the question - if it’s so necessary, why do so many banks charge for it? While online banking makes life so much easier for the end busine... [More]


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