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Regional differences in banking fees and consumer experiences [Infographic]
Checking accounts are fundamental building blocks of healthy finances, but many bank consumers are frustrated with the rising cost of banking. The TD Bank Checking Experience Index, a study conducted by TD Bank and Angus Reid Public Opinion found that while many consumers are seeing rising costs, the majority are not moving to a new account or bank. For the best experience, consumers should investigate options, like accounts that waive non-bank ATM fees or don't require a minimum balance. Wit...
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Planting a fall garden [Infographic]
Spring crops vacate space that can allow for later summer sowing and fall harvesting. Maximize your garden's production by planning accordingly so you can eat fresh produce in the fall. Learn how to plant a fall garden and use raised garden beds with this infographic courtesy of AvantGardenDecor.com.
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Tips for healthier air travel
(BPT) - Ask people who fly frequently, and they will tell you that it takes a mental and physical toll on them. Psychologically, air travel can make you feel like a nameless face in a herd of sameness. The combination of spending hours in airport lines, dragging around luggage to avoid bag fees and being wedged into tiny...
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Home renovation for baby boomers: Preparing for the next stage in life
(BPT) - Lived in your home for years? Love your neighborhood? The thought of moving away from your home's comfort, warmth and memories can be unsettling. Instead of moving out, consider updating and remodeling your home to accommodate your future needs. Eight-nine percent of Americans 55 and older have embraced this agin...
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Tips to ensure your shower upgrade doesn't turn into a leaky mess
(BPT) - Bathrooms are certainly among the busiest rooms in any home. But a bathroom can be so much more than just the place where you get ready during your hurried morning routine. One of the hottest trends in home decorating and remodeling is creating a bathroom that serves as a spa-like retreat. Soothing colors and nat...
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NASCAR driver drives to stop diabetes
(BPT) - Ryan Reed, 20, of Bakersfield, Calif., is chasing his dream to become a top NASCAR driver. He's racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series events this year as a development driver for one of the top names in the sport, all while taking care of his type 1 diabetes. Diabetes entered Reed's life in February 2011, just a...
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How a vehicle can help [Infographic]
100 Cars for Good is providing 100 deserving nonprofit organizations with a new car, and votes are needed to help determine which organizations receive the vehicles. See below how previous recipient organizations have used the cars to better their surrounding communities, and then vote to help choose this year's winning organizations.
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Seniors and driving: The importance of having early and frequent conversations with senior loved ones
(BPT) - The U.S. population aged 65 and older is estimated to increase from 47 million in 2015 to 72 million in 2030, according to U.S. Census data, meaning more senior drivers will be on the roads. This also means that more adult children may need to have difficult conversations with their aging parents about driving. H...
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Small bites make holiday entertaining easier
(BPT) - Mouth-watering desserts in small bites are all the rage this holiday season. Guests love the idea of having lots of choices at holiday gatherings, so more options in smaller portions will be popular this year. According to Sissy Biggers, lifestyle expert and former Food Network Ready, Set Cook! host, smaller bite...
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What makes someone family? [Infographic]
Today, we don't just have one family, we have many. The modern definition of family now includes the people you're related to, as much as the people you relate to in life. As the winery for all your families, Gallo Family Vineyards surveyed Americans to learn even more about what makes a family, a family. In fact, the company uncovered that 86 percent of Americans have a "found family" - someone not related by blood or marriage. The 80-year-old, family-owned winery invites you to explore the ...
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Five fun and affordable fall activities your family will love
(BPT) - Crisp air, changing leaves and cozy knit sweaters signify the return of autumn. Fall can be a busy time for most families, juggling back-to-school routines, carpools, homework, after school events and sports practice. Now is a great time to slow down, bring the whole family together and enjoy all of the exciting ...
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Life with advanced breast cancer: a daughter's perspective
(BPT) - Cate Edwards, daughter of Elizabeth Edwards, became part of the cancer community in 2004 when her mother was first diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Shocked and defiant, Edwards and her mother assembled the best team of healthcare providers and confronted the cancer with grace, courage and perseverance. '...
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