Best Garden Vegetables for the Beginner


When you first start a vegetable garden, it's easy to get caught up in the dream of a bountiful harvest, involving all of your favorite produce. However, there are some vegetables that just aren't as easy to grow, even if you are interested in it. As a beginner, you could become disheartened with your efforts to grow corn, or to produce the perfect melon -- especially if you live in an area that is prone to cold weather. I grew up in Idaho, and I know what a hard frost can do to plants. Additionally, in areas like Northern New…

Basic Emergency Preparedness Tips


When natural disasters hit, or when extreme weather like the snowfall seen across the Eastern United States is seen, my thoughts turn to emergency preparedness. The proper emergency preparedness steps can help you save money in the long run, since you won't be as vulnerable to some of the costs and difficulties that can come with an emergency. When you are in the midst of an emergency, it's not the time to prepare. You need to be ready ahead of time. And if you do take the time to prepare little by little, you won't have to spend a lot…

6 Signs that Your Car is a Rolling Piece of Junk


How do you know if you're driving a clunker? If your car's name includes the words Gremlin or Pacer, stop reading and go buy yourself a new car this minute. You know these cars are bad when Disney calls them out by basing characters called "The Lemons" on these vehicles in the movie "Cars 2." For the rest of you who need help discerning whether your car is, in fact, a rolling piece of junk, here are your six signs. Sign #6: A Bucket of Bolts You say your car makes noises that sound like a bunch of bolts rattling…

Top of the Line: What Makes a Vehicle Luxurious


Few high-dollar items carry the allure and instant prestige that come with luxury vehicles. People achieve instant status and earn envious looks as they sit behind the wheel of a luxury brand car or SUV. What are the characteristics that make a vehicle luxurious? Whether you're in the market to buy or just like to dream, check out this list of six must-have luxury car features. Lavish Interior Options Peek inside a luxury vehicle to see what just how comfortable a ride down the street can be. If you do a luxury SUV comparison, you'll find most have power driver…