Author: Arnold Johnston

Top 5 Home Updates That Pay Off

Renovating your home can be time-consuming and full of stress. The time it takes to remodel your home and the uncertainty surrounding the finished product until it’s finally revealed can put many homeowners off the process of updating their property altogether. And yet, home improvement remains a staple of U.S. and global homeownership. Renovations that

A Week in San Diego on a $55,000 Salary

Welcome to Spending Notes, where we do a weekly deep dive into how our readers spend their cash. Today, a real estate agent who makes $55,000 a year at a solar energy company in San Diego, California, lets us into his dazzling week. Occupation: Real Estate Agent Age: 32 Location: San Diego, California, U.S. Salary:

Important Things to Do When Planning to Sell Your Home

Selling your own home is almost like setting up and running a business. It begins from the homeowner’s idea and conviction to sell. What comes next are all the other efforts in creating a valuable product for a competitive market. However, not all businesses started in the United States succeed. In the same way, not

Delta Variant Restrictions: Preparing for Another Possible Lockdown

You’ve been hearing news circulating about the new COVID-19 variant, the Delta variant. However, after a year of dealing with various lockdowns across the country, you’re wondering what’s so special about this variant and how will it affect your current lifestyle. The good news is that you’ve been through lockdown before, so if any restrictions

3 Ways to Enjoy the Summer of 2021

Summertime isn’t only fun for the kids. Adults like making cool plans, too! While it’s already July, there are still two whole months left to get some quality leisure time under the sun. If you’re still looking to add interesting activities that will make your summer count to your itinerary, don’t worry: we’ve got you

How to Go On a Trip With Style

Traveling is exciting. Whether you go on a day trip within your state or plan a more extended trip across the country or to another continent, traveling offers the opportunity to explore new places and have new experiences. Approximately 1.8 billion tourists traveled internationally in 2018. Most tourists headed for Europe. For some tourists, traveling

The Best MBA Schools in California

California is the most populous state with an economy so large, it would rank as the fifth-largest sovereign nation in the world. The California State University system is the largest system of four-year universities in the United States, offering students of all degree levels education options and career opportunities. California is a popular place for

A Look at the Impact of Man-Made Diamonds

Diamonds are the epitome of class. There’s a reason why natural diamonds have long been the standard-bearers of high-class jewelry and are the gemstones of choice for engagement rings and wedding bands alike. The reason is that the sparkle and brilliance of natural diamonds simply can’t be achieved with any other gem. That is, until

Have a Child With ADHD? What To Expect if They Have To Be Home During Remodeling

Home renovations and improvements can be stressful. They can be even more challenging if you have a child diagnosed with ADHD whose ADHD symptoms make for impulsive and risky behaviors. If your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and you have a home improvement project planned, read on for ways you can help make

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Cannabis Enthusiasts

Shopping for friends and acquaintances can be a real challenge, and it’s even more difficult for friends with interests that you might not know a lot about. If you have a cannabis-loving pal who has a special occasion coming up, you might be wondering if there’s something you can get them that you know they’ll

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