What are Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems?

Ever wonder what that little horseshoe-shaped icon with the exclamation point on your dash means? If your car’s model year is 2007 or later, that little icon pops up on your dash when your tires are underinflated. It’s all part of your car’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), a built-in mechanism that helps keep you […]

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Tax Day Woes: What the Deadline Means and Who Can Help

Soon, focus will shift from March Madness brackets to tax brackets, as April 15th is fast approaching. If thoughts of forms and filing make you cringe, you’re not alone. Thankfully, you also have multiple options for assistance with the process.   If you don’t have time to do your own paperwork or if you don’t […]

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Anyone who has ever moved to a new neighborhood knows it’s not always a cinch to get to know your neighbors. By taking the time to do so, you will feel more a part of the community, you’ll have people to call upon when you need them, and you might make some great new friends. […]

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Top 5 Mapping Systems: Benefits & Disadvantages

The days of hand-scrawled driving directions on the backs of scrap papers are gone, road atlases are becoming rare books, and as people travel more and more—for work, pleasure, or both—accurate mapping systems are necessary tools in a traveler’s arsenal.   These tools aren’t cheap, and with so many options to choose from, you want […]

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Car Guy: Air Filters

In order for your car to start, your engine takes in air, which mixes with gas to make your car run. Along with that air comes a variety of dust, dirt, pollen, and other small particles that just aren’t good for your engine, which is why every car has an air filter in the engine. […]

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Audiobooks to Fuel Your Extra Long Commutes

Seasoned commuters know it takes more than caffeine to fuel that long trip into the office – namely, something compelling to listen to.   More than music or radio, audiobooks turn an ordinary commute into something far more significant than a trip from point A to point B. Audiobooks offer a chance to be inspired, […]

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Wedding Timeline Part 2: Managing the Guest List

Who can forget when Steve Martin forced his family to pare down the wedding guest list in Father of the Bride? It’s an old movie, but a relevant scene; wedding guest lists can make us, like Martin’s character, slightly crazy. Know the numbers. Start by dividing your list into thirds: one third for you, one […]

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Start Spreading the News: You’re Engaged!

It’s time to let the world know you’re going to say “I do.” Just as you will plan your wedding in a way that uniquely reflects you as a couple, you also want to personalize how you spread the news. Here are 10 suggestions for announcing your engagement:   1. Take the traditional approach. Post […]

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