How to Stay Cool when Temperatures are Hot

by Wade Barnes 16. July 2012
Summer is officially upon us, and with it comes the heat and humidity we know all too well here in Baltimore.  Staying cool when the temperatures are hot can be a costly proposition, but there are a few tips we’d like to share so you don’t have to break the bank.   The basics...  º Blow hot air: By having a fan simply move the air around the house, you’ll actually feel cooler.  Running ceiling fans counter-clockwise, especially in elevated le... [More]

How I Graduated Debt-Free from College

by Andrew Schreiber 10. July 2012
Our college years can be some of the best years of our lives, and of course we all know the educational benefits, but many of us do not think about the long term financial effects. That future bill left to be paid can be extremely alarming. According to Consumer Reports, the average debt outstanding for 2011 graduates is almost $23,000; however, we’ve all heard horror stories about people who have accrued well over $100,000 of debt by the time they’ve graduated. This is a scar... [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]


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