Road trip tips to spice up summer
(BPT) - It’s the great American summer travel tradition: the road trip. Whether you stay close to home or take off for a coast-to-coast jaunt, there’s no better way to enjoy the experience of travel as much as the destinations you visit. But a truly great road trip doesn’t just happen – it takes careful planning and the ...
Paying for college, without sacrificing your 'nest egg'
(BPT) - As high school seniors get ready to graduate, many of their families are preparing to send them off to college. Tasked with more than goodbye’s and packing, these families are working to balance important competing financial goals – from paying for their children’s college to saving for their retirement years. Ha...
Is America facing a retirement crisis?
Is America facing a “looming catastrophe” when it comes to retirement? One expert believes so. At a recent summit sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a Fidelity Investments executive used these words to describe the potential future of millions of baby boomers who plan to retire in the coming decades. Research con...
Protect your eyes from sunburn: How to pick shades
(BPT) - Finally! Warmer weather is here, and for most people, this means more time outside. While everyone wants to enjoy summer to the fullest, outdoor enthusiasts must remember that the sun, with all the benefits it brings, also has many dangerous effects. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are strongest during the summer...
Smart, safe storage and organization for back to school
(BPT) - A little organization goes a long way. Not only can it lead to career success and personal productivity, but as students head back to class this fall, it can also provide health benefits and increase student security. Security in schools is a major concern for Americans, with 60 percent of respondents in a recent...
Drones - coming to a neighborhood near you
(BPT) - Worried about the security of your home or business? Wondering how safe your neighborhood is? Curious about how well your crops or livestock are doing? The answer may be drone technology – the same technology that has been used in the fight against terrorism and to patrol our nation’s borders. As knowledge about ...
A clean HVAC system is a breath of fresh air for allergy sufferers
(BPT) - Gesundheit! If allergy season has you sneezing and sniffling, you might believe you’re better protected inside your house than outside in the fresh air. Think again. In a typical six-room house, everyday living creates up to 40 pounds of dust every year, according to NADCA: The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Re...
Strategies for managing and reducing debt
(BPT) - Are you feeling overwhelmed by your monthly bills? Do you only pay the minimum on your credit cards each month, or use several credit cards to spread out your debt? These are all warning signs that your habits may be keeping you from reaching your financial goals. The good news is, you can take steps to manage yo...
'Phone, Keys, Gum' helps you remember your essentials [Infographic]
What’s worse than leaving your cellphone or keys at home? According to a recent survey by Trident, the only things worse than leaving these essentials behind are waiting in line at the DMV or having jury duty. To ensure this never happens again, a catchy song and dance titled, “Phone, Keys, Gum,” starring Comedy Central comedian Thomas Lennon and directed by David Wain of “Role Models," will help people remember what’s important. For more on the super-exclusive, world premiere, sneak preview,...
More Americans choosing generic drugs
(BPT) - Have you ever gone to fill a prescription and the pharmacist asks if you’d like the generic version of the medication, perhaps reminding you that it is at a considerable cost savings over the brand-named drug? Or you’re told that your insurance will only cover the generic equivalent of what your doctor has prescr...
Pets make powerful partners in weight loss
(BPT) - Lives. Homes. Furniture. Even beds. People share a lot when a dog or cat is part of the family. Unfortunately, one trait that far too many owners and pets have in common is excess weight. In fact, two-thirds of U.S. adults and 55 percent of U.S. pets are considered overweight, according to the National Health and...
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May 24, 2010