Tips and tools to save money this open enrollment season for health insurance
The leaves are changing colors, children are back in school, and football rules the weekends once again. But don't forget another annual fall tradition - benefits open enrollment. This is the time of year when millions of employees across the country have a chance to review their benefits provided by their employer and decide what programs to enroll in or change for the following year.
America's Youth Fitness Test gets a makeover
More than two decades after its last update, the physical fitness test many of us did in school is getting a makeover. Just in time for the new school year, the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) announced that the former Physical Fitness Test is now the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, and tha...
Fresh ideas for a healthy school year
For students, teachers and parents alike, a new school year means a fresh start. However, it also means busy schedules full of sports practices, homework and after-school activities. Despite hectic mornings and jam-packed afternoons, making sure children are getting proper nutrition, rest and exercise is extremely import...
Seven ways to save money on holiday travel
Just like savvy shoppers know when and where they can find the best deals on holiday gifts, a few simple strategies can get you the best deals on travel and keep your stress level to a minimum. Here are a few ideas that can help you keep money in your pocket and thoughts of peace and happiness in your mind.
Lift loved ones up when medical costs get them down
Medical costs are the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S., according to crowdsourcing.org. So how do you help family and friends struggling with sometimes overwhelming expenses? For many, crowdsourcing websites are becoming an empowering source of financial support, with estimates that more than $2.8 billion will be ...
Keep food safe in your kitchen with these tips
How safe is your kitchen? It's a question you should always be asking yourself. In order to prevent foodborne illness, avoiding cross-contamination is essential. When cooking at home, remember to follow these tips from food safety experts.
Protecting your home against winter's 'silent killer'
Known as the "silent killer," carbon monoxide (CO) is responsible for an average of 450 deaths and 20,000 emergency room visits each year, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. With more than two-fifths of all CO poisonings occurring between December and February, homeowners are at increased risk ...