How to Survive Public Transportation Abroad

When you travel, you often have many options for getting around. Public transportation is the best way to save money and expose yourself to the local lifestyle, but it can be tricky to navigate foreign transportation systems. Here is what you can do before and during your trip to make it a little easier. » 1/23/15 10:00am Friday 10:00am

Have a Training Plan Ready in Case You Get Promoted

Earning a promotion isn't always easy, but if you're expecting one soon, be ready to train your replacement. It shows your manager that promoting you won't leave them scrambling to fill your role. » 1/21/15 4:00pm Wednesday 4:00pm

Blend Part of Your Soup to Quickly Thicken It

Clear soups are tasty, but if you want a thicker, heartier soup, you don't have to add cornstarch or flour, you can blend part of the soup to thicken the rest of it. An immersion blender works best. If you don't have one, you can also use a potato masher or standing blender. » 1/19/15 4:00pm 1/19/15 4:00pm

Remember Your Past Successes to Stay Motivated Through a Hard Time

There are many times in life when you'll have a hard time staying motivated, like a tough job search. Keep from feeling discouraged by reminding yourself of times in the past when you were able to step up to a challenge and move forward. » 1/16/15 7:00am 1/16/15 7:00am

Prevent Burst Pipes by Letting Faucets Drip in Freezing Weather

Below freezing weather means you should take steps to winterize your home. This Old House recommends you keep pipes that run through an exterior walls from bursting by letting water run through them at a trickle. » 1/12/15 4:00pm 1/12/15 4:00pm

How to Support a Loved One Through a Major Life Change

It's never easy to go through a major life change alone. So, when someone close to you faces a big change, you want to help them the best that you can. Here is how you can offer them support during a major life change. » 1/09/15 10:00am 1/09/15 10:00am

Maximize Social Security Spousal Benefits with a "Start-Stop-Start"

Planning your retirement funding is a complex process. Besides your retirement savings, you can also use social security benefits. If you and your spouse qualify at the same time, you can use the "start-stop-start" method to easily maximize your social security benefits. This method is a good fit if you need to start… » 1/09/15 7:00am 1/09/15 7:00am