Raising a student athlete is incredibly exciting. Sports can open up so many opportunities for young people, and instills positive values in kids that might not go on to play sports as a career. It can be very rewarding to invest in ways to help a student athlete succeed, from training programs to youth sports summer camps. However, there can also be challenges that come along with raising a student athlete, so check out these tips to help them not just survive, but thrive. Focus on Fun There’s a reason a child gets into playing sports in the first place: having…

More people than ever are deciding to stay in their home and renovate rather than sell and move on. When moving to a new property (and selling an old one) is so stressful, it’s no wonder that so many homeowners are choosing to look closer at changes they can make to where they already live. For people that are trying to sell their property, then DIY improvements can also be incredibly proactive, and the right changes can even add value to your home. Whether you’re staying put or moving on, here are some of the biggest home improvement trends of…

Working a job is something we all have to do at one point or another, and not every employer runs their operation by the book.  Work is work, and sometimes things go awry.   It’s important that you fully understand the bounds of your legal rights as an employee, so you don’t ever get the proverbial short end of the stick.   Take a moment to read through a brief overview of a few vital legal tips for workers, and make sure you’re being treated fairly according to the law.   Understand what to do if you’re injured on the job If you…

While you cannot expect maritime employers to keep everyone safe all the time, there are some very specific responsibilities held by professionals in this realm of business.   Working on or in the water can result in some serious injuries in the case of an accident, and it’s important that employers have done their part to keep employees safe.   If you’re considering a career in maritime work, take a peek at some of the laws that apply to your position on the water.  Take on your new career with confidence.   Rules for maritime employers  OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulates…

While you might like the idea of owning your own home, many people actually don’t own much of their home for years and years after they’ve taken on their mortgage. So although you might be a “homeowner”, most people find that the bank actually owns more of their home than they do.  As you own more of your home than the bank does, you start to build equity in your property. What this means is that, when it comes time to sell your property, you will be able to keep a bigger portion of the sale money rather than having…