Monthly Archives: November 2019

10 Tips to Save on Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, overeat, and spend time with family – but it isn’t cheap. In 2017, the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner reached nearly $50 for a feast that feeds 10, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. A 16-pound turkey can set you back more than $20 on its […]

Avoid Becoming a Victim of Holiday Fraud

Tis the season for hackers, fraudsters, and identity thieves. Forty percent of each year’s online fraud occurs during the months of October, November, and December. While it is imperative to be cautious of fraud year round, now is the time to be extra vigilant about protecting your personal and financial information. Here are a few […]

It’s Time to Winterize Your Home

Not surprisingly, energy costs will rise again this winter as consumers try to keep their homes warm and toasty. Residential electricity rates have risen on average about 15% nationwide over the last 10 years, an increase of about $0.02 per year. Consumers who use oil heat are expected to pay about 20% more this year […]