Christmas is definitely a time of giving, and two of the biggest question marks when giving is “How much do I tip” and “Who do I tip?”
We found this great guide on tipping…enjoy!
Your Simple, Savvy Guide to Holiday Tipping
This Christmas, with economic worries being on the minds of most of us, it seems we’ve collectively limited our gift giving, both in the number of gifts we’re buying for each person on our list and the number of people we’re putting on our lists in the first place.
Thriftiness is a virtue, so it’s a positive thing that as Americans we seem to be on an economic diet.
However, the flip side of every strength is its weakness. This is true of thriftiness, in that the flip side is stinginess. What’s the dividing line?
“Thriftiness” is cutting back at your own expense. “Stinginess” is cutting back at the expense of others.
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE
The schedule is out! Get a free picture with Santa at our various branch locations! Check out the schedule here: https://www.parkcommunity.com/membership-perks-extras/stay-connected/
Identity thieves THRIVE during the Christmas season. We get so busy shopping in malls, or shopping online, and throwing our credit cards around. It’s the season when we’re the most vulnerable to identity attack.
Here are some tips that may help you keep your identity safe, and your holiday fun!
1. Shred All Identifying Documents, Bank Slips, Etc.
2. Shop Online Only on Secure Web Sites
3. Don’t Fall for Phishing Scams (Fake emails telling you to click a link to make changes to your account, and ask for a password)
4. Beware of Telephone Scams
5. Keep Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Software Up to Date
6. Check Your Credit Report (Stay aware of unauthorized activity)
7. Ask Park About Identity Theft Prevention Procedures
8. Secure Your Important Documents
9. Be Vigilant About Your Social Security Number
10. Be Careful With Your Mail
If you think that your identity has been compromised, alert your credit card companies, and credit union asap!
Find out more about Fraud Protection HERE
You know we’re always trying to find ways to save you money. And now that Thanksgiving is right around the corner (can you believe it?!?), we thought finding some ways to save money on that thankful day would be helpful.
Just read an article called “Supersize Your Small Bath with These 8 Pro Tips” over at Bob Villa’s website. Some great tips!
We all want to redecorate, and do so much more, with our bathrooms, but many times we’re constricted by space. Bob offers some ideas such as using your corners, going “petite”, and looking at a wall-mounted sink. They’re small, but great tips! Continue reading ‘Supersize Your Small Bath with These 8 Pro Tips’ »
Yes, we know…it’s Supposed to be Spring Cleaning. Why in the world are we writing about Fall Cleaning?
Well, the more you prepare your house for the Winter, the less work you may have to do in the Spring! And wouldn’t it be nice to go into the Winter knowing your house is prepped for the season?
The folks at Real Simple created a Fall Cleaning Checklist for inside and outside your home. It looks like it hits all the major spots! Continue reading ‘Fall House Cleaning’ »
Sure, Summer is a fantastic time for outdoor exercise and activity, but the Fall may present an even better opportunity to get out and get moving!
WebMd gives us some great tips for Fall Fitness:
-Take Advantage of the Weather: The cooler, crisp air can be very invigorating! Picking apples, carving pumpkins, raking leaves…there are all kinds of activities to participate in. Continue reading ‘Get Healthy In the Fall!’ »