It's the beginning of the month, which means it is the perfect time for a fresh start! While setting a year-long goal at the New Year is exciting, it can be daunting, and most of those long-term goals fall by the wayside without short-term goals to support them. Also, by setting monthly goals you … [Read more...] about This Week's Project: A Fresh Start
There are many difficult conversations that parents need to have with their children. One of these conversations revolves around the family finances, estate planning and future inheritances. Often, discussing money and inheritance with family can be awkward, if the topic is discussed at all. But, it … [Read more...] about The Money Talk
Do you ever feel overwhelmed throughout the week? Feel like there's just not enough time to work, run errands and cook dinners? Do you rush around each night trying to decide what is for dinner, running to the grocery store for last-minute ingredients? If so, then planning ahead is just the ticket … [Read more...] about This Week's Project: Meal Planning!
Estate planning is a crucial exercise for almost everybody, regardless of the complexity of your assets or the nature of your family relationships. In every life, at least a few issues are best resolved in advance of a person's death or incapacity. Even if you have little to nothing to pass along to … [Read more...] about Why You Need an Estate Plan
The estate of civil rights icon Rosa Parks serves as a vivid example of the negative consequences of not creating a proper estate plan. Rosa Parks passed away in 2005 at the age of 92. Parks' assets, which include a large collection of civil rights memorabilia as well as the rights to use her name … [Read more...] about Rosa Parks' Probate Nightmare
Are you a photographer or an aspiring photographer? Whether photography is a profession or a hobby, this is your chance to get your pictures published! Submit your best shots to MH and your image may be featured in the MH 2012 Calendar. Your name will be listed with your photograph for recognition … [Read more...] about MH 2011 Photography Competition!
Living in a desert state means summer temperatures can reach extreme highs, and with temperatures this month being higher than usual, vehicle maintenance becomes a critical component. Hot weather can accelerate the rate at which vehicle components break down, causing a number of concerns if your … [Read more...] about Summertime Car Maintenance
Seeing your energy bill during the summer months can be a strenuous experience with the cost for electricity soaring due to the high heat of summer. However, turning off the electricity or going without air conditioning is generally not a realistic option, especially with temperatures in the triple … [Read more...] about 10 ways to decrease your energy costs immediately
When your child leaves for college, he is stepping into a world full of new responsibilities and endless possibilities. As he packs for school, he loads up his computer, textbooks, backpack and supplies. He hugs you, tells you he loves you and then drives away. As a parent, you stand there and … [Read more...] about Don't Let Your Kids Leave Home Without These Documents
We've recently discussed ways to care for and protect your pets, as well as some methods to cut the costs of pet ownership. Did you realize that you can provide for your pets to be cared for if you are incapacitated or pass away? By creating a pet trust you can ensure that you're beloved dog, cat, … [Read more...] about This Week's Project: Protecting Your Pet's Future With a Pet Trust