Toolbox Must-Haves for New Homeowners

The prospect of being a new homeowner — particularly a first-time homeowner — is exhilarating. Finally free of your landlord, you have the chance to personalize your new abode. Of course, without a landlord, you also have the added responsibility of managing the upkeep of your new home. And, as any experienced homeowner will [...]

By |2019-11-04T10:36:41-05:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Home, Maintenance, Misc|Tags: , |

Photos Clogging Up Your Phone? Here Are Your Options

A decade or two ago, we’d snap photos on physical cameras and get them developed at the local drug store. Now? They’re all stored on our most precious devices — our phones. Thanks to their high-quality, built-in cameras, our phones allow us to take more photos than ever. And while more memories is certainly [...]

By |2019-10-30T18:23:23-05:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Misc|Tags: |

5 Things to Think About Before Starting a Hobby Farm

Rural living and hobby farming hold great appeal as alternative lifestyles. Growing your own food and raising livestock in a rural area can provide a much-needed escape from city living and the suburban sprawl. Is a hobby farm right for you? Here are some things you'll want to consider before making a decision: 1. [...]

By |2019-10-30T09:20:46-05:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Eco, Misc, Purchase|Tags: , |

Stay in This Labor Day with These 6 Fun Activities

Labor Day doesn’t have to mean braving jam-packed beaches or breaking the bank for a costly water park. In fact, you really don’t need to leave home at all. Take the holiday to connect with the ones you love, save some cash, and try one of these fun activities instead: 1. Watch a backyard [...]

By |2019-08-28T10:47:48-05:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Home, Misc|Tags: |

New Jersey Police and Firefighter Mortgage Program

As an active police officer, I understand the potential stresses and financial burdens our everyday heroes go through on a daily basis. With the increased medical coverage and pension contributions over the past few years, many of our paychecks are potentially decreasing instead of increasing, despite the yearly percentage raises we receive. One way [...]

By |2019-09-17T16:56:05-05:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Misc|Tags: |

5 Ingredients for the Perfect Staycation

There may be many reasons why you're unable to get away for a "real" vacation. Work is one, finances may be another. But just because you can't fly off to Aruba or sail to the Greek Islands doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a fun and relaxing "staycation" that leaves you refreshed and ready to [...]

By |2019-06-19T16:02:56-05:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Home, Misc|Tags: , |

Father’s Day 2019: 9 Gifts Dad Will Love

When it comes to gift giving, dads can be a challenge. To make this Father's Day easier, here are some gifts that are sure to please even the most discerning dad. 1. For a Laugh If you're looking for a little gift with big laughs, Elias Hill's book "101 So Bad, They're Good Dad Jokes" [...]

By |2019-06-06T09:11:23-05:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Misc|Tags: , |