Raise your hand: 3 questions every investor should ask
(BPT) - We live in a busy world full of demands on our time and attention - everything from keeping up with our families and careers to making sure we are taking care of ourselves and answering our cellphones by the third ring. To meet all of life's challenges, sometimes you need to take a step back, sometimes you need t...
Financial aid for college in 5 steps
(BPT) - The majority of parents of high school students know that the future will very likely hold a college education for their child. But what is often uncertain is how they will pay for that education. About 60 percent of high school graduates enroll in a college or university for advanced studies according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average price for a four-year degree at a state school during the 2012-13 year was $22,261. It was $43,289 for a private, four-year college, accor...
Find classic style in carriage house garage doors
(BPT) - The carriage house garage door is to your house what the little black dress and strand of pearls are to your wardrobe: classic style elements that never go out of fashion. At the dawn of the automobile age, those who were affluent enough to own a car kept it in the carriage house, where the horses and buggy would...
Protect your home against hidden dangers
(BPT) - America's aging water infrastructure is in a state of crisis, the culmination of years of neglect and underinvestment. Much of our water infrastructure is operating on borrowed time, with close to 25 percent of water mains installed over 50 years ago and some installations pre-dating the Civil War. The average wa...
Staygating at-home sports viewing parties revealed [Infographic]
If you prefer your sports on the big screen to the big stadium, then you're probably a staygater. What's a staygater? Read on to learn how this incredibly popular activity is taking the sports world by storm and fast becoming the way of choice to enjoy those big games with the best food and great friends.
Give back while moving from one community to another
(BPT) - Moving from one home, one city and even one state to another is a great opportunity to clean house and start fresh. Instead of packing all belongings - even those that haven't been used in years - moving gives families a chance to reduce their material goods so that what ends up being unpacked in the new house is...
Adding in, not just cutting out, is key to better eating habits
(BPT) - When you think of eating right, does your mind immediately turn to what you should cut out of your diet? The list of things you might consider giving up can be long and daunting. As important as it might be to cut out some foods, don't overlook the importance of the things you should add in, such as quality ingre...
Fall allergies or falling prey to chronic asthma or COPD?
(BPT) - Twenty-two million Americans, many of whom are children, suffer from the frightening acute attacks and long-term disabilities of chronic asthma. Millions more adults face the increasing burdens and life-altering effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes both emphysema and chronic bro...
Fun ways to add a splash of color this holiday season
(BPT) - The holidays are that special time of year when we reunite with our family and friends; in some cases we may not have seen these loved ones since the previous holiday. If you're in charge of hosting this year's event, you may think you don't have the time and the money to give your home a new look. You do. Not al...
From tots to teens: Inspiring kids in the kitchen
When it comes to making healthy meals and nutritious snacks, mom and dad typically take the lead in the kitchen. But as peak entertaining season gets underway, the additional cooking and baking can keep parents extra busy. Before you let party prep stress you out, remember that this can be a great time to let your childr...
Good looks or good sense? Home designs that don't make you choose
(BPT) - Ever purchased a great-looking faucet only to find you can't easily turn it on with one hand? Or discovered that you can't stand to sit for more than a few minutes on that new sofa that looked so great in the showroom? If so, you have experienced comfort and practicality sacrificed on the altar of aesthetics. Inc...