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Poinsettias and their rich red, white or variegated color schemes are the ideal backdrop for Christmas celebrations.
The end of the year can be really taxing, and we don’t just mean all the craziness of the holidays. We mean the Uncle Sam kind of taxing.
Fall leaves are lots of fun, unless you’re the one that has to rake them. The good news is you don’t have to rake them this year.
It can be easy to forget that the big trees in your yard are plants just like your more fragile roses and flowers that need frequent care.
While owning a second home is the dream of many retirees, there are significant costs to consider before you sip that mai tai, breathe in the crisp, evergreen air, or pick your granddaughter up from school each afternoon.
You followed all of the rules: Start saving early. Don’t touch it; just let compound interest do its thing. Diversify your portfolio.
Summer is a season to relax and enjoy the warm weather. Basking in the summer sun is a great way to relax, but only when the temperatures are safe.
Is your backyard an open space you feel that's too exposed and offers no sense of privacy or seclusion? A fence isn't the only solution. In many cases, planting tall grass or dense foliage can create an enclosed atmosphere while beautifying your property.
While individuals, families, and businesses have welcomed the many different forms of relief, there is now legitimate concern about its potential impact on the US dollar.
While you should welcome some insects to your gardens — remember those pollinators? — there are other pests that are less welcome. Among those are the scourge of the summer months, the mosquito.
What do Reddit, TikTok, and Robinhood have in common? They are all contributing to a huge problem plaguing young, vulnerable, and inexperienced investors.
You can pack your gardens with plants that are edible to more than just bees and butterflies. With a little work, you can make your yard beautiful both outdoors and on your dinner plate.
Many considerations need to be made on the path towards retirement, especially in the final years leading up to it. Because retirement is as much a lifestyle decision as it is a financial decision, you’ll want to make sure you prepare for both.
Spring is the time to plant summer-blooming bulbs, such as dahlias, gladiolas, lilies, caladiums, and elephant ears. Store bulbs in a cool, dry place until all danger of frost has passed, then it's time to plant.
Today's savers face different challenges than those of previous generations. These new hurdles can change the planning process's details quite a bit, even in the final years.
Houseplants can be used to improve indoor spaces, and they also provide various health benefits.
Are you waiting for a sign to get your financial house in order? Well, consider this it. Procrastination is an unfriendly foe that can make saving and investing much more difficult than they have to be.
This year, in addition to the holiday blues, other factors are at play: social distancing and voluntary quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic. People who normally would venture outside to socialize during the holiday season might feel hesitant or not do it at all to prevent exposure to the virus. In those instances, friends and loved ones can mitigate feelings of isolation in various ways.
Gifting is a wonderful gesture and very common this time of year, but there are many financial issues to consider. Be sure to talk to your estate planning attorney, tax professional and financial adviser to ensure your strategy is a sound one.
Decking the halls this season can be made even easier with some of these handy ideas.
The strongest communities – town/cities, organizations, families, etc. -- tend to be those in which members make a concerted effort to support…
Now is a perfect time to evaluate if a Health Savings Account can fit into your financial planning.
Most people associate poinsettias with the holidays, but their elegance and signature vibrant colors make people want to preserve their plants beyond New Year’s Day. That’s possible with the right care, experts say.
Halloween celebrations will be different in 2020. The global pandemic has made activities riskier than usual. Here are some fun ways to celebrate a holiday that might feature limited in-person interaction with other costumed ghouls and goblins.
Whatever your situation, it’s never too late to devise a plan and take steps towards achieving debt-free status.
Even those who may venture outside to socialize, particularly around the holiday season, may be hesitant or unable to do so to help prevent the spread of the virus. In these instances, friends and loved ones can mitigate feelings of isolation in various ways.
Fall lawn care differs from spring and summer lawn care, even if the weather of summer lingers into autumn. Homeowners who want their lawns to thrive year-round can take advantage of the welcoming weather of fall to address any existing or potential issues.
Thoughtful people can give back to their communities in various ways. Coaching youth sports, volunteering for local charities, and donating to local food or clothing drives are just a few things we can do to help make our community a better place.
Is there cause for concern regarding your investments as you head to the polls? History can help paint a picture as to what to expect.
Autumn is an ideal time to get into the garden and ensure that flowers, trees, and garden beds will over-winter successfully.
It is a good idea to plan for the inevitable aging process. Individuals, couples and families can help manage the uncertainty by considering a move to a Life Plan Community. Such a setting allows people to plan their lives – to the extent that is possible – by living in a community that provides various care options if those needs arise in the future.
Physical activity and proper diet and nutrition can help people ages 50 and older maintain their bodily health. But people also need ways to preserve their brain health to prevent or delay the cognitive decline that affects millions of seniors across the globe.
Retirement planning conversations are broad in scope, and many decisions need to be made before taking the leap into retirement.
Buying a home in a seller’s market can be a fast-moving, competitive process, but various strategies can ensure buyers still find great homes at great prices.
Although spring and summer are widely seen as the peak of the gardening season, the mild temperatures of autumn can also be a prime time for planting vegetables. A handful of factors need to be taken into consideration when planning fall vegetable gardens.
Seniors must take measures to protect themselves against falls. These steps can minimize risk at home.
Anyone helping a loved one deal with health matters during the current COVID-19 pandemic certainly knows that we are in uncharted territory, at least in recent times. If your loved one is elderly, the situation is even more complicated.
Planning is key to realizing your financial dreams, and it doesn’t have to be time consuming or difficult.
Knowing which improvements add value to a home can help homeowners tailor their efforts to those that are most financially beneficial.
Pollinators are essential for gardens, whether those gardens are commercial operations or small backyard plots. Gardeners should allow pollinators to share their spaces and be mindful of behaviors that can threaten their survival.
No one knows when we’ll have a COVID-19 vaccine or treatment. Until then, it’s smart for seniors to have an emergency plan to get what you need and stay safe as we wait for life to return to near-normal.
The primary aim of nursing homes is to keep residents safe and healthy. To do so, important precautions need to be taken, not only by staff members but by friends and family who visit their loved ones in nursing home facilities.
Forming a relationship with a financial advisor can be highly valuable for anyone who is focused on achieving their future financial goals. The tough question is, whom do you choose?
Home inspections are a vital part of the home buying process. Such inspections can protect buyers as they make one of the most significant investments of their lives.
Lawn and garden enthusiasts who want to make their properties as idyllic as possible should depend on mulch to help them accomplish that goal.
If you or the person you love wants to stay safe and independent at home, hiring a trusted home care organization might be a good next step.
People want to grow old gracefully and maintain their independence as long as possible. Families have many decisions to make and piles of information to sort through as they try to ensure their loved ones’ needs are met in their golden years. Fortunately, resources are available to help make those decisions.
The concept of risk and reward is one of the most important and fundamental theories to understand before making decisions on where to allocate your hard-earned dollars.
Homeownership is a dream for people across the globe. Many save for years before buying their first homes, squirreling away every dollar they can with the hopes that they can one day walk into a place they can call their own.
Container gardening can bring a garden into any home, whether it's a light-filled house or an apartment where sunlight is sparse.