Life is full of costly surprises and a lot of people don't have enough savings to cover them.
A recent survey by Bankrate.com finds that fewer than 4 in 10 Americans – only 38 percent – could handle an unexpected $500 car repair or a $1,000 medical emergency without going into debt.
Amaretto is an aloof, leery, 2 year old Persian-mix that's not much for excessive play.
His owner Greg Netzel got a motorized chase toy as a gift a while back, but the toy has essentially been collecting dust. A plastic mouse moving under a burgundy circle of fabric is supposed to peak a cat's "thrill of the hunt". But Netzel says the thrill didn't last long. Amaretto lost interest. So his expectations for a motorized mouse 'tail' covered by 'yellow' fabric are pretty low.
Book a hotel room these days and you'd better know the cancellation policy. Don't assume you have until late in the afternoon on the day of your arrival. You may not.
Pest control isn’t a priority just when it’s warm. It's something you need to think about year-round, if you want to avoid unwanted guests.
Start by sealing up windows and doors. If you have mulch in flower beds next to the house, it would be smart to replace the mulch with rocks.
Here's a heads up to all the 12's – be smart with your smartphone during the Super Bowl. In a recent online survey, the folks at SquareTrade, a company that insures these devices, found that one in ten adults has damaged a phone while watching or participating in a sporting event last year.
Extension cords can be a trip hazard. That's why so many people try to cover them up with a throw rug or small piece of carpet.
John Drengenberg, a safety expert at UL, says that's something you should never do.
According to a new government survey by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, almost half the home buyers in this country don't comparison shop for a mortgage.
If you have a son or daughter headed to college this year, you should be looking for financial aid. Start by filing out the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.
At some point in our lives, just about all of us have encountered a bowl of ramen noodles. For a lot of people, ramen is a staple, because it costs as little as 20 cents per serving and is extremely easy to cook.
Whether it's the jersey of one of your favorite Seahawks or some other official NFL gear- make sure you're dealing with a legit seller. Online imposters claim to sell you the real thing at a good price, but you'll only get cheap, flimsy knock-offs that quickly fall apart. Most are made illegally in China. And if you're tricked into buying a fake- you're stuck. With no recourse.
When you buy a house, you're responsible for all repairs to the water and sewer lines on the property. If there's a leak or a sewer line back-up, you pay the bill for everything between your house and the street. unless you have special insurance. but one KOMO viewer who 'purchased' the insurance got a big shock when she tried to file a claim.
Washing your hands is one of the best ways to reduce your chances of getting sick -- if you do it properly. But most people don't.
If you're among the millions who'll be shopping online this holiday season, make sure you're not paying more than you need to. Here are some tips for snagging extra discounts at checkout.
As we get older, we often take more drugs. It's not uncommon for someone in their mid to late 60's to be on more than a dozen prescription medications.
That's why it's so important to watch what you eat. Certain foods can interact with these drugs and cause serious problems.
Some decorations pose a hazards for dogs and cats. Here are some simple tips to make your house safe for your pets during the holiday seaon.