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Be Wary of New 'Tricks' for Raising Your Credit Score

Over the past few months, there have been a handful of announcements from credit companies about new “tricks” consumers will soon be able to use to improve their credit score. The changes sound good in theory, but as with all finance-related products, you can bet the companies aren’t introducing them out of the…

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Tell Us Your Government Shutdown Stories

As I write this, we’re now in the fourth week of a federal government shutdown that appears to have no end in sight. President Donald Trump is losing it. The Democrats are (surprisingly) holding their ground over their refusal to provide nearly $6 billion in funding for a wall on the southern border. And as a result…

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Take Coasters From Bars

Drink coasters are a smart thing to have, but a dumb thing to buy. One of life’s great ironies is that the most expensive coasters are usually made of rigid, hefty material that—instead of absorbing moisture—allows it to pool until it cannot be contained, spilling over onto your surfaces. The solution to this is…

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Yes, You Can Recycle Styrofoam

As bans on single-use plastic bags and straws gain momentum across the globe, attention is now focused on another mighty environmental opponent: styrofoam. Styrofoam poses serious health concerns for aquatic life and the general health of the planet, which is no surprise, given that it’s made of thousands of pieces…

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How to Pick a Web Host That Isn't GoDaddy

I’m not sure there are many people who like GoDaddy, but there are plenty who still use the web registrar and host because they don’t know any better. I can’t fault them. I’m pretty sure I used GoDaddy to register my first domain name, either because I heard the company’s name on a commercial and associated them with…

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