Year: 2017

The Difference between Regular and Premium Gas

Most people are clear on which type of gas their car needs. But not as many are clear on the differences between regular and premium gas. What’s the difference? One obvious difference is the price—premium fuel typically costs about 20 cents more per gallon than regular gas. Premium fuel also comes with a higher octane level—92 or 93 compared to 87 for regular gas. (You... Read Article

Boating with Dogs: Expert Shares Top 10 Water Safety Tips

Pets are members of our family and more often than ever they go wherever we go – even for an outing on the water. Whether your boat passengers have four legs or two, you’ll want to do all that you can to keep everyone safe as you sail or motor across the surf. To compile a list of the top boater safety tips, we asked... Read Article

Do the Hustle: What You Should Know about the Rise of the Gig Worker

There’s an exciting career revolution taking place – say hello to the “gig economy” (AKA, the side hustle), a booming new job market characterized by workers who call their own shots, set their own schedules and control their own destinies. According to the Chicago Tribune reports, “There's no hard data yet on the size of this labor force. Some say it represents less than 10... Read Article

You're Invited

Remember the “exchange chain letters” of years ago? If I sent a single kitchen towel to the first person on a typewritten list and then mailed the letter to six of my friends, it promised I’d receive a bounty of 36 kitchen towels. Or 36 books. Or 36 recipes. The letters came and came and came, each promising abundance (360 percent of your investment!) or... Read Article

The Gig Gap

For many decades, having a job meant being an employee of a company—often for life. Today, it’s a different story. That’s because many people are a part of the so-called gig economy of independent consultants who often move from one job to the next. This might mean selling goods through a network marketing company like Avon, moving products on Amazon or eBay, or running a... Read Article