South Floridians have learned the hard way to take hurricanes seriously. When we get complacent, another storm comes and reminds us of the importance of hurricane preparation and supplies. Irma, in 2017, was our latest reminder. You should take preparing for a hurricane seriously — but you shouldn’t buy a lot of things you’re never […]
People moving to South Florida, or even longtime residents seeking a new neighborhood, have a lot of choices. Miami-Dade County has 34 cities, Broward County has 24 and Palm Beach County has 39, plus each county has unincorporated areas. And the larger cities have myriad and varied neighborhoods. So where do you move if you want an […]
Kin is a new breed of homeowner’s insurance. Frustrated with how cumbersome the application process was, Kin’s founders set out to use data and technology to streamline not only the application process, but also more accurately assess risk. By reducing the burden on agents and going straight to the consumer, they’re able to cut overhead […]
Comcast is expanding its low-cost Internet program, which currently serves low-income families and those in public housing, to low-income senior citizens and community college students. It’s called the Internet Essentials program and it provides basic Internet service for $9.95 a month. As part of the seniors pilot program, seniors can access affordable Internet service, get a free […]
Tools can be very expensive. Unless it’s part of your trade, it’s often not cost-effective for “do-it-yourself-ers” to buy tools for quick repair jobs around the house or on a car. Thanks to Auto Zone’s Loan-A-Tool, there’s no more need to pay for tools you need temporarily. Using the FREE service is easy — simply […]
One of your New Year’s resolutions is to declutter, right? Because we always vow to do that. If this is the year you make decluttering a reality, there are many Miami organizations that can make good use of clothing, furniture and household items that you don’t need but are still in good shape. You can […]
What you really need to do to prepare for a hurricane in Miami. Tip: Don’t waste money on stuff you will never eat.
Are you ready for tropical fruit trafficking season? Mango season is late this year, but it is beginning with the varieties that ripen first. The bounty of the mango tree means that the fruit is abundant during a Miami summer, and those who don’t have their own mango trees should be making friends with neighbors. […]
If you’re a newcomer to South Florida, or perhaps you’ve lived her for a while but are ready to try gardening for the first time, you have a few things to learn. Gardening in South Florida is not like gardening in my hometown of Kansas City, Mo., for example. But if you want to learn […]
Home Depot offers FREE remodeling workshops every weekend, each looking at a different aspect of home improvement. The hardware chain also offers a Do-It-Herself home series of workshops for women. Register now and take a look at upcoming workshops.
Miami-Dade County wants you to save water. The county has several incentives to encourage that. The county give you a free high-efficiency shower head in exchange for an old one, up to two per household. You can exchange pre-1996 shower heads during business hours at the Caleb Center, the South Dade Government Center and the […]