7 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression

Andy Williams once sang that the holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year,” but for many people it isn’t so cheerful. The impending holidays can be stressful – end-of-year deadlines at work, family problems, poor drinking and eating habits, cold and dark winter days, and other issues can trigger sadness for anyone prone to depression. If you are feeling down this holiday, there are some ways to lift your spirits. Here are some tips:

Make Your Financial Resolutions for the New Year

As the end of the year approaches, many of us will reflect on 2017 with regret for not following through with our resolutions from 2017, especially when it comes to money. Thirty-six percent of  Americans made a money resolution at the beginning of 2017, according to a Fidelity Investments survey, so that’s a lot of regret! But fear not, 2018 gives us all another chance to better our financial situations. Here are 8 resolutions that can help make 2018 a great year.

Stay Safe this Winter with Home and Travel Prep

Winter comes faster than we think and we often aren’t prepared for it. When temperatures start to fall it’s a good idea to be prepared for any impending hazards from storms and cold temperatures. Winterizing your home and vehicles, and planning for power outages will help to keep you and your family safe during the cold season. Here are some tips: