5 Ways to Stay Cool without Turning on Your Air Conditioner


Summertime is hot. As a result, it becomes necessary to cool down. If you want to avoid turning on the air conditioner, there are ways to keep cool. And you don't need to resort to going to the mall, either (although a trip to the swimming pool or an air conditioned store can take the heat off). Here are 5 ways to stay cool without turning on your air conditioner: 1. Use a Low-Energy Fan One of the best things you can do is get a low-energy fan to help cool you off during the summer. Try to find one…

6 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Credit Needs Work


Most of us know the importance of maintaining a good credit score. But despite our best intentions, building an A+ score is much easier to say than do. There are several things that stand in our way of achieving a high rating. Maybe you’ve had too much fun with your credit cards and accumulated a ton of debt. Or perhaps you always forget to pay your credit and loan bills on time — a clear credit score killer. But while some people know exactly where they stand credit-wise, others are left in the dark. The truth is, unless you check…

Making Money: 5 Lucrative Ways to Invest in Real Estate


Investing in real estate is lucrative for many reasons, because people will always need homes, businesses, and buildings. The industry is also a versatile one, so there are several ways to invest in it, making it easy to find something that works for you and for your portfolio. When diversification is the name of the game, expand your horizons and discover a corner of the real estate market that appeals to you and your bank account. Try Flipping Houses Flipping houses is still lucrative, although it is somewhat risky as well. The good news is that even though you can't…

Top tips to make your eco-home count


Have you looked at the news recently? If there isn’t a new war raging, a political sleaze scandal or a threat from some foreign entity you hadn’t heard of until now, there’s celebrity news to neutralise your panic. It’s all enough to make you feel so helpless in the world. But there’s one story that keeps popping up in the news, and it’s all the more terrifying because it might cause the actual end of the world. You guessed it – it’s climate change. But despite the panicked clamour from news headlines, this isn’t a story that has to leave you…

The Basics of Forex Trading


The rise of technology in the last two decades has led to an explosion of investing choices for "regular" folks. Almost anyone can open a brokerage account online and begin investing. But investing opportunities go beyond just stocks and bonds through online discount brokers. It's also possible to gain exposure to the forex market and get involved with currency trading. Before you begin forex trading, though, it helps to understand the basics. As with any investing decision, you need to know what you are getting into before you start. You'll have better results. What is Forex Trading? First of all,…