The Friday Five 10.25.19
Keeping your dog safe during Halloween
With so much attention put on keeping kiddos safe during Halloween, we sometimes forget about the furry members of our family. This article on 9 ways to keep your pet safe over Halloween helps us remember important points like making sure the costume your put your dog isn’t a choking hazard and to keep treats out of their reach. Chocolate is extremely dangerous for dogs to ingest, so make sure that your kids are aware of that fact, too, so they don’t leave a pillowcase full of Snickers bars on their bedroom floor. The article also notes that to pets, decorations can look like food and that glow sticks can be very dangerous for animals, so be wary of what is around your pet.
How to survive a recession
Beefing up your bank account, making sure your resume is up-to-date, and paying down debt are all ways that financial analysts suggest making it through a recession unscathed. News reports are warning that an economic recession may be coming, so we wanted to share this article by Money Talks News on 9 ways to brace yourself for the next recession. Getting a side job you enjoy, paying extra attention to your spending, and checking your investment portfolio to see if it needs adjusting are all ways to take the sting off of the recession.
How long can you keep a rental after your car is deemed totaled?
Getting in a car accident is stressful as it is but add in your car being totaled and your whole world can be turned upside down. Many times, the insurance adjuster will cancel any rental car you are driving once they determine that your car is a total loss. That is very unfair given the additional time that it will take you to buy a replacement vehicle, but it is the law. That’s why if you suspect that your car may be beyond repair after a wreck, it is important to figure out alternative, long-term transportation immediately, or contact a lawyer and see if they may be able to negotiate a couple extra days on the rental contract.
Creative ways to save on your internet bill
Paying for internet service can sometimes feel like a necessary evil. But did you know that you can negotiate down your bill? Or that you may be eligible for a subsidy? This article explains those and 11 other ways to save on your internet bill. For example, buying your own router can save you $5-10 each month in rental fees, switching to a mobile hotspot may be cheaper, or even dropping down a notch on the speed could make a difference.
10 ways to help kids deal with school stress
Even getting if your kids are in the groove with school, there is always stress surrounding tests and assignments. This article on 10 tips for helping your kids handle school stress is a great guide to making sure your kids are calm and prepared when the school bell rings each morning. Practicing relaxation with deep breathing exercises and positive thinking, getting more sleep, eliminating the chaos, and limiting technology are things that can help.