Author: Rachelle Wilber

The Difference between Public and Private Schools

There are some significant differences between public and private schools beyond the standard understanding of how they are funded. Many people see particular strengths and weaknesses in both types of school, but parents often make decisions on where their children will attend school based on curriculum and learning philosophy when they have personal financial resources that enable them to send their child to a private school. Issues such as exposure to certain elements of society can also have a major impact on a final decision. But first, it is best to understand the differences between the types of schools....

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Winter Heating Options and Ideas for Frugal Families

For as long as anybody can remember, humans have been trying to figure out the cheapest and most effective methods of staying warm in winter. Oftentimes it was a matter of life and death. Heating a home in cold weather is always going to cost, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Make Sure Your Home Is Sealed Trying to heat a house that’s improperly sealed is an expensive exercise in futility, since precious heat is escaping outdoors and costing you money. Search for air leaks and seal the home with caulk and weather strip. Making sure your...

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Selling Your Home? Tools and Tips to Keep it Simple

Home sellers, particularly those who are selling for the first time, typically find the whole process mentally and emotionally draining. Throughout the selling process, there are a multitude of decisions that sellers can find confusing or details that sometimes create unexpected challenges or delays. Pricing correctly, conducting repairs, and investing in marketing, are just some of the more common considerations that sellers face. If you are getting ready to sell your home, go over these tools and tips listed below and make your selling process easier to navigate. Know the Market Pricing is the decision that creates the most...

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Fall Treats for Every Family Under the Sun

Fall is a great season to spend time with your family and enjoy delicious treats together. It can be difficult to find treats that will please the whole family, so here is a list of fall treats that is sure to make everyone in your family, no matter how picky, happy this fall season.  Enjoying the fall is very important to many people, and having a few treats to go along with it makes everything that much better. Popcorn “Trail Mix” Here’s an easy one. Pop some popcorn and add in nuts, mini marshmallows, M&Ms or other candies, and...

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4 Tips for Anyone Contemplating a Cross-Country Trip

Going on a cross-country trip can be the experience of a lifetime. The sights, the sounds, and oh my goodness, the food – it can be a life-changing and immersive experience. But in order to make a cross-country trip safe and successful, you’ll have to do a lot of planning – and saving. Here are four tips you’ll want to remember for making your cross-country trip an event to remember – for the right reasons. Take a Buddy Generally speaking, even if you’re a veteran traveler, you shouldn’t go cross-country by yourself. The glory of the open road doesn’t...

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