Your friend or family member graduated from college — congratulations to them! Now, what to give them as a gift?
Graduating from college is a huge accomplishment, so of course you want to honor the young scholar in your life. Just think of all the places their lives will take them!
There’s just one problem: You know that stereotype about broke college students? That’s not going to change for a while after graduation. They’ve got to find a job (which is sometimes much easier said than done), locate a place to live, and get started on being a grown-up. That’s tough to do when you’re starting from scratch.
But that’s where you come in! If you’ve got a friend or family member who’s graduating, we’ve got some gift ideas to help them embark on post-college life:
Flu season has officially begun, folks. That high fever, coughing, sniffling, and fatigue are not manifestations of the common cold. Nope. It’s something far more serious.
Seasonal flu usually debuts in the fall and peaks shortly after the new year. Children, seniors and those with chronic health conditions are most at risk because they have weaker immune systems. But keep in mind that the flu is very contagious. We’re all susceptible to the respiratory illness if exposed to it. So if your apartment is home to multiple generations, get ready!
Alright, folks. It’s time to get into the spooky, fun-filled spirit of Halloween. Instead of focusing on the big metros that often grace our lists, we wanted to spotlight some of the smaller, unusually named communities that have haunting names.
But instead of just listing these small towns, we’ve gone a step further by explaining how (most of) these towns got their names. Some will frighten you. Okay, that might be a stretch. At any rate, this here is prime (albeit random) Halloween knowledge that you’ll want to share on October 31st!
A great neighborhood is worth a thousand words. Read about these neighborhoods, like Park Slope (above), recommended on CNNMoney.com.
So many cool places to live… and so little time!
Moving to a new city is intrinsically a big step, and typically an exciting one. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out where the most livable neighborhoods are located, however, and in which one you’ll feel most at home.
Fortunately, CNNMoney offers a helpful guide to point you in the direction of the most popular neighborhoods in some of the biggest cities of the United States. Take your pick!
Moving in together might save you lots of cash, but there’s a lot of other pieces to the puzzle that need to be thoroughly considered.
After dating someone for a while, the question of moving in together is bound to come up. At first, it seems like a logical idea. After all, why pay for two apartments when you’re spending all your time together anyway?
But just because it seems to make financial sense doesn’t make it an all-around good decision. There are lots of other factors that need to be fleshed out if moving in together is a hot topic of conversation between love birds.
Are you really ready to move in with your boo? Here are some signs that you should probably think twice before planning an elaborate his and her living space.
If you’re downsizing your home, what you lose in space will be gained in peace of mind.
If you’re moving from your parents’ house into your first apartment, or if your kids have moved out and you no longer want or need a big house, chances are you’re going to downsize at some point in your life – maybe more than once. The good news is this: Going smaller is good for you! Here are five reasons bigger isn’t always better:
1. You’ll save money.
This one’s obvious: In general, smaller spaces are less expensive. Downsizing to a smaller house or apartment is good for your wallet: