Should I Buy or Lease a Car?

If you’re in the market for a new car, you may be debating whether to buy or lease. It’s a big decision. After buying a house, a new car is the second biggest purchase most people will ever make.

To help you through this milestone, here are the pros and cons of each option:

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Creates Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund

Relationships that change the lives of families across the country and around the world don’t come often. One relationship that does just got stronger. The Nationwide Insurance Foundation announced a $10 million gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to establish the Nationwide Pediatric Innovation Fund.

How to Share the Road with Semi Trucks

Who doesn’t get a little edgy driving near a semi on the highway? More than 250,000 accidents between passenger cars and 18-wheelers happen each year – with auto drivers contributing to over 70% of the crashes.

Many of these collisions could be avoided – and fears reduced – if car drivers knew how to share the road with trucks safely.

Flowchart: What Type of Home Loan is Best for You?

Do you own a home and need money for ongoing or major expenses? Whether you’re looking to finance a home renovation, pay medical bills, school tuition, or even consolidate your debt, we can help you discover the best types of … Continued

The Well Organized Kitchen

What should go where, and why. Whether you’re planning a renovation or just looking to work more efficiently in the kitchen, keep these guidelines in mind. Source: Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS is a San Diego-based Certified Kitchen Designer and the … Continued

5 Summer Road Trip Games

Power down those screens and have fun. Here’s how to make those family car trips a lot more enjoyable and memorable, screen-free!

6 Easy Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

These quick fixes can help you get the price you’re asking for. If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market and a big renovation project isn’t in your budget or time frame, there are still plenty of … Continued

How to Eat Healthy When You’re on The Road

Traditional restaurants can put a big dent in your travel budget, and gas-station mini-marts and fast-food restaurants aren’t exactly known for nutritious fare. However that doesn’t mean you must abandon all your healthy-eating principles on a road trip. Whether you’re … Continued

4 Biggest Retirement Planning Mistakes

Avoiding these common investment pitfalls now will help bring financial security later. Most of us know that neglecting to save for retirement is a big no-no. Even if you are in the savers lane, there are plenty of wrong turns … Continued

Fabulous and Free Summer Activities

There are lots of warm-weather options that don’t cost a penny. Summer is a great time to try new things. But unless you watch your wallet as well as your sunscreen, you could get burned in more ways than one. … Continued

Last-Minute Road Trip Pointers

Your pleasure may be hiking, biking or kayaking. Perhaps you want to attend four baseball games in four towns over a long weekend, or you could be looking to lose yourself in a place you’ve never been. Regardless of the … Continued

Stop Texting and Driving

When it comes to texting and driving, the frequent distractions are turning deadly. Overall, an estimated 421,000 people were injured in vehicle crashes involving a distracted motorist in 2012, according to Distraction.gov. Teens are particularly vulnerable, as 21% of drivers … Continued

How to Share the Road Safely

Fatal traffic crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists are on the rise. Follow these best practices to reduce the risk of an accident. It’s getting dangerous out there for pedestrians and bicyclists, which means drivers should keep three simple words in … Continued

How to Save on Home Remodeling Costs

If you’ve been thinking about taking on a home improvement project, consider this:
• On average, U.S. homeowners spent $28,030 to remodel their kitchens over the last several years
• While some remodeling projects may seem expensive initially, they can be a smart return on investment and pay for themselves many times over
• There are ways you can save on project costs and maximize your overall return

4 Common Small Business Missteps and Solutions

Starting a small business can be a highly rewarding, yet highly challenging undertaking. Nearly half of all new businesses don’t make it past the five-year mark, according to the US Small Business Administration (US SBA). If you have aspirations to … Continued