The (emotional) rainbow connection: finding the right colors for your home

You probably aren’t fully aware of it, but colors have a strong influence on how we feel and on our moods. It’s also a reflection of who we are, especially when decided the colors to paint your home. For example, an easy-going personality might choose neutral colors, while an energetic, dynamic personality one might go for bolder and ‘gutsier’ colors. Consider this is a guide when you shop around for colors for your new painting job.

Read more

Learning to let go: when to bid farewell to your water heater

Saying goodbye is never easy. With your water heater, it may be downright heartbreaking. It’s one of those household necessities you take for granted; when your water heater is working properly, you forget it’s there – once you lose the comfort of a hot shower, you scream in despair at the thought you may have to repair – or even replace - your water heater.

Read more

Keeping your car healthy makes YOU wealthy and wise

You probably have an emotional bond to your car. It’s one of your few material possessions that you actually name. It’s not like you give a name to your bicycle or your TV or your game console; your car (and your kids and pets of course) get the honor of a name. Since ‘Precious’ is so precious to you, shouldn’t you take care of her like she was one of your children? It makes perfect sense – economic sense. Maintaining your car costs you much less than buying a new one. So here’s a few tips to keep ‘Kitty’ happily purring for many, many more years

Read more