Life isn’t always perfect. Unfortunate things happen. A car breaks down before work. A family member falls ill or passes away. You get an unexpected pink slip. Your small business or side gig loses its best client. Your home is flooded or burns down. Those things are part of life sometimes. The question really isn’t
Many couples blame their marriage problems on disagreements and an inability to see eye to eye. Marriage counseling is a great option for couples who need to learn how to better communicate, but it might not solve the problem that caused a disagreement in the first place, especially if the problem involves money. So because
According to the Western calendar, Jan. 28 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year — also known as “Spring Festival” — the longest and most important celebration for Chinese families across the globe. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, meaning it is based on both lunar and solar cycles, it is celebrated on a
Professional athletes often find themselves on shaky financial footing when they retire. This happens despite the fact that many of them make more money in one year than the average worker will make in a lifetime. Lifestyle inflation is real, people. As you accumulate expensive things, you expect more and better things in the future.
Love may be priceless, but Valentine’s Day isn’t. Americans will spend $18.2 billion celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, predicts the National Retail Federation. That’s an average of $136.57 a person. An estimated $4.3 billion will be spent on jewelry, $3.8 billion on a night out, $2 billion on flowers and $1 billion on greeting cards.
Andrew and Sonia Campbell of Killeen, Texas, have been talking about putting in a solar power system for years. In June, the installers finally arrived–just as the near-biblical rainfall in their part of the state was finally letting up. The Campbells’ new system will supply nearly all the electricity they need and, besides slashing their