Author Archives: Megan McIntosh

National Credit Education Month

March is National Credit Education Month! This means that there is no better time to learn a bit about your credit score. While credit scores can be confusing, improving your score (or maintaining a good one) doesn’t have to be. Good credit has a large impact on your future financial state, as a higher score can allow for better interest rates on mortgages, cars, and credit cards. By using the resources and tips below, you will learn how to build and improve your credit.

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February is Creative Romance Month

While you may see February as the ultimate month of love, why not spice it up this year by expressing your adoration in a creative way? Romance doesn’t have to be predictable. Don’t overthink it either! All you need for a bit of romance is love, excitement, and a bit of mystery! Although traditional romantic ideas are always a safe bet, try your hand at one of these suggestions for a well-received surprise.

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January is National Hobby Month

January is National Hobby Month, and there has never been an easier time to pick up a new skill to enjoy. Thanks to a wide range of digital tools and online communities, learning a hobby is more accessible than in the past. Consider choosing a hobby that helps you remain true to your New Year resolutions. If you are able to take up something you enjoy, those lofty aspirations may be easier to keep. If your focus was on health and fitness, consider taking up Zumba or jogging. Perhaps you want to stress less: yoga or knitting could be the hobby for you. Did you promise to keep a better hold of your finances? Try a money saving hobby such as cooking, reading, or gardening. Continue reading

2018 National Book Awards

The National Book Awards is a prestigious event celebrating noteworthy titles published within the past year. This award is sponsored by the National Book Foundation, an organization that strives to promote and celebrate literature in America. In each of the five categories, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature, one winner is picked by a panel of judges. This November marks the 69th year of the National Book Awards, and the ceremony (which is available for public viewing here) was hosted by Nick Offerman.

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