5 People You Should Have in Your "Personal Emergency Kit"

They say it takes a village to raise a kid, but the truth is, it takes a village to get through life in general whether you have kids or not. [more]

9 Gifts to Give the Neighbor You Like

Finding gifts for neighbors is notoriously difficult. First, you have to decide if you're giving neighbors a gift. If so, which neighbors will you give a gift to? Then you have to decide what to get them. [more]

25 Reasons Why You Should Take a Walk

Walking is simple, accessible, and good for the mind, body, community, and soul. If you're looking for an excuse to go for a walk, try one or two of these.

How to Evaluate a Neighborhood Before You Buy

When it comes to buying a home, the old real estate saying holds true. It's all about "location, location, location." The neighborhood you live in can make a big difference in whether or not you enjoy your home. [more]

25 Reasons Why It's Good to Know Your Neighbors

Are you the kind of person who passes by the neighbors without so much as a wave or nod? Be warned, you may regret it when you need a helping hand. [more]

How to Deal With a Rude Neighbor

There’s a bad apple in every neighborhood. Whether it’s someone who leaves their pet’s mess for you to find, steals your paper, or is just plain nosy, rude neighbors are a part of life. While some rude neighbors can’t be reaso [more]

The Second-Best Way to Make your Household More Secure

You already know the best way to make your household finances more secure: emergency fund, insurance, diversified investment portfolio, marketable skills. [more]

Why don't people share more?

I saw an article recently suggesting that neighbors share a garbage service. One neighbor hires the service, the other kicks in to cover half the bill, and both bring their stuff to the same spot on the curb on garbage day. [more]