October 12 is National Savings Day. Its purpose is to empower people to feel more confident about their relationship with money by learning that saving money can be a simple, straightforward experience. Forty percent of Americans have less than $300 in savings.
In the Seattle area, we’ve had record rains Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. That follows the last three months where only about 0.13 inches of rain fell. I went out Sunday when the fain stopped and checked my garden. I picked the last cucumbers and saw that a few zucchini are still growing.
Only three in 10 workers say that they’re “very confident” they’ll have enough money for retirement, according to a report by WalletHub, personal-finance website. In its’ report to help Americans plan for an affordable retirement, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities on 48 key items.
National Financial Awareness Day is Aug. 14. It’s a good time to review your finances and make adjustments. The origins of the holiday are unknown but the aim of it is to develop and instill good financial practices that will solidify a person’s current financial status and serve them through retirement.
We’re having a heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest. Monday it’s going to be 110 degrees, an all-time record. I wrote about how to avoid heat-related illness. I learned a couple of things: a fan won’t prevent heat-related illness while a cool shower will cool you down.
Every year, June 15 is recognized as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The purpose of Elder Abuse Day is to raise awareness to the abuse and neglect experienced by elderly people around the world through cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes.
Consumers who buy manufactured homes are charged higher interest rates, have more risks, and face credit barriers, report shows
Manufactured housing, one of the most affordable types of housing available to low-income consumers, makes up 13 percent of the housing stock in small towns and rural America. However, the lower cost of buying a manufactured home often comes with higher interest rates and limited opportunity to refinance.
We’re getting some nice days here in the Seattle area, which is leading to spring activities such as planting gardens and hiking. Our blogging group, which spreads out from coast to coast, is as busy as bees with a variety of activities and thoughts
Today, I was fortunate to get to talk to my daughters and my granddaughter via WhatsApp. I love modern technology. With daughters in Sacramento and Madrid, one could get lonesome, especially during a pandemic. It’s nice to be able to do some visiting now that people are getting vaccinated.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers to immediately stop using three models of adult portable bed rails manufactured by Bed Handles Inc. These models – AJ1, BA10W, and BA11W – can create an entrapment hazard and pose a risk of asphyxia to users.