Hot ideas from a cold country: Icelandic companies offer green energy solutions

When you think of Iceland, you may imagine remote settings, pristine nature, and erupting volcanoes. But did you know that Iceland is also a champion of renewable energy and sustainable solutions? Iceland has relied on renewable energy for nearly all its electricity and heating needs for more than half a century. The nation’s electricity is …

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5 ways to avoid busting your budget while back-to-school shopping

There’s nothing worse for a household budget than big-ticket expenses, even when you know they’re coming. And one of the most challenging spending periods is well underway: back-to-school shopping. As back-to-school (and back-to-work) season kicks off, retailers across the U.S., from Famous Footwear to Newegg and more, are stocking stores with fresh outfits, the latest …

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Here’s how to make sure you have the funds you need to start college

Heading to college is an exciting adventure. While schools everywhere may look and feel a bit different than how they’ve been traditionally or family finances may be up in the air, it’s still important to explore your options. “Make a plan to pay for college, so you’re ready when school begins,” said Brittany Mills, Assistant …

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What can you do with a communication degree?

For students just beginning their undergraduate degree, those interested in pursuing an advanced degree or adults returning to school mid-career, the biggest question is always: “What should I study?” And among the many paths to pursue, one major stands out as being incredibly versatile and transferable to a wide range of career choices: communication. Effective …

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5 wildfire preparedness tips for homeowners

Wildfires are already impacting communities in the Western and Southwestern United States even ahead of the fall winds that threaten to push them into more populated areas. Wildfires spread in hot, dry and windy conditions, so continuing maintenance and reducing fuels, especially in dense suburban communities particularly at risk, is key. The upcoming Labor Day …

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Improve your financial health with these 4 tips

With recent news reports focusing on professional athletes’ mental health, the conversation has turned to a broader shared experience. According to a report from Insider, athletes can suffer from mental health issues due to the public and financial pressures they face when competing. Many athletes have been candid about their difficulties and discussed how they …

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Older Adults Have Gone Digital: Four Trends That Are Here to Stay

During the pandemic, many older adults went digital, adopting technology to manage daily tasks and stay connected to family and friends. As we emerge from COVID-19, here’s what we see ahead for older adults with respect to their use of technology. Post-pandemic, older adults will continue to acquire and use tech It’s probably no surprise …

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Take the Stress Out of Filing Your Small Business Taxes by the Extension Deadline

Let’s be honest, owning a small business is hard work! On any given day, it can be full of unexpected rewards and challenges, because there’s just so much to do and so little time. While being your own boss is great, it also comes with responsibilities you may not enjoy and could end up procrastinating. …

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