Add your PC to your new year to-do list

New Year's Day is a great time for making resolutions to clean your home, making it a more comfortable place to live. So while you're dusting fan blades, removing the water stains from sinks and shining the floors, are you also thinking about cleaning your PC? Well, you should be.

Four things to consider when choosing a bank

Life is full of everyday choices, from what you wear to where you shop. One of the most important choices you can make is where you choose to bank. Your bank is more than your corner market or mall - it's should provide ample choices to help you to make the best decisions for your lifestyle.

Travel tips for a joyful holiday season

You've managed to navigate the holiday crowds at the post office, the mall and the office party, but you still need to get over the river and through the woods to gatherings with family and friends. Before you hit the roads, rails or skies this holiday season, dash through these helpful tips to make your trip as jolly as possible and, while you're away, help you get a good night's sleep.

Buying and selling a home during the off season

While cold weather causes many people to stay snug and cozy indoors, it provides a great opportunity for home buyers to get out and find their dream home. Fall and winter are typically considered the off season in the housing market, but actually buyers can potentially find better deals and sellers may find the most serious buyer.

Winning weight loss tips

Winter can stretch for a very long time in many areas of the country, and with the extensive cold often comes the temptation to let weight loss goals fall by the wayside. Adopting these five strategies can improve your chances of winning at weight loss.

Taking care of the caregiver: tips to help yourself and your loved one live with a chronic disease

"Caregiver" is a title held by more than 65 million people in the United States, who are currently helping a loved one manage a chronic condition. A caregiver can be a significant help for those living with a chronic disease as part of a patient's health care team, but there can also be many challenges, especially for those caring for patients with cancer. Not only do caregivers provide emotional strength and support, but often also help a patient with daily needs, such as filling prescriptions or scheduling doctors' appointments.

Simple tips to declutter your digital life

Owning multiple gadgets is no longer the domain of tech geeks - it's the new normal for just about everyone. Between multiple computers, phones, tablets, readers and music players, and the files that fill them up, people have a lot on their digital hands. Because that can be both costly and cumbersome, people are on the lookout for new ways to save money and sync up across platforms.

How to take the hassle out of holiday travel

While everyone else eagerly anticipates the upcoming holidays, you're feeling like a Grinch because you're stuck organizing the family's travel plans. Whether you're heading over the river, through the woods or completely across the pond, the hassles of holiday travel can make anyone become a Scrooge. But before you utter "bah humbug," consider some easy planning tips that can help ease the stress of traveling during the holiday season.

How to protect yourself from identity theft

Identity theft occurs more frequently in the United States than people want to believe. The Federal Trade Commission compiles a report every year for identity theft complaints in the United States. These complaints increased more than 78 percent between 2009 and 2011. Follow these simple tips and tricks to protect yourself from identity theft.

As high-tech holiday shopping surges, security becomes a priority

Whether it's at the mall, on a computer or on a smartphone, the holiday shopping season is here. As shoppers hunt down the most coveted items, the best deals and the most convenient ways to get them, where and how they shop is evolving. With the increasing ease of shopping online or on a mobile device, new concerns are rising about how to shop securely.

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