Other Stuff

Hands-Only CPR

Hands-only CPR can save lives. The American Heart Association states that “Almost 90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.” Most people who survive a cardiac emergency are […]

Proof of Purchase

People who experience a property loss are usually asked by their insurance company for proof of purchase which can come in the form of a receipt or current inventory of their personal belongings. Even the most organized people might find it challenging to find receipts for all the valuables in […]

What a Difference 50 years Makes

In 1966, a gallon of gas was $0.32 and today, it is $2.49. A dozen eggs were $0.60 but they’ve only doubled to $1.33. A gallon of milk was $0.99 and today, it costs $3.98. You could send a letter for five cents and now, it costs forty-seven cents. The […]

What Color to Paint?

Have you had this experience like me?  You finally choose a color from the overwhelming myriad of paint samples, spend the day painting, step back once the paint has dried and then realize it’s not the color you thought it would be?  It shouldn’t have to be that difficult but […]


The pace of our lives today is very fast. With our smartphones, we’re always on. Especially in my career as a real estate agent, the lines between “work time” and “off time” are very blurred. This is why once in a while I go off into the woods to unplug […]


Freeze Your Credit

My father was recently a victim of identity fraud. Thankfully he noticed something wrong and was able to stop the thieves before they did any damage to his credit. The positive side to the story is that my family learned about credit freezes. Many times identify thieves will use your […]

Energy Audit

What could be better than saving money and reducing your impact on the environment? Not spending any money to find out how to do it! Mass Save offers free energy audits. Whether you heat your home by oil, gas or electric, the 1 – 2 hour audit will give you […]

Photos From Stoneham Trivia Bee

Well, our team didn’t win, but we did have a lot of fun (and will never forget that Napoleon was first exiled to the island of Elba!) The Stoneham Educational Foundation’s Trivia Bee – another fun fund raiser for the city.

PetFinder – Animal Adoption

One of my clients just told me about Petfinder, an online animal adoption site. This website has photos and videos of animals waiting for adoption from over 12,000 adoption groups. You can search for dogs, cats, birds as well as rabbits and reptiles. There’s even a “small & furry” category […]

Get Your Culcha For Free

Okay, I’m from Boston and you know that we don’t like pronouncing our “R’s”, but what’s better than culture? Free culture! If you have a Bank of America check, credit or ATM card, then you’ll be eligible to go to museums for free on the 1st weekend of every month. […]

Green Spring Cleaning

With the good weather, many people do a heavy dose of cleaning, but how do you get rid of the stuff that you don’t want any longer, without having it all end up in a landfill? The first step is finding someone who wants what you no longer use. You […]

Delta Faucet – Great Customer Service

It seems like all you see on the Internet is people complaining about poor customer service. We’ve just had great service from Delta, the faucet manufacturer. We installed a new kitchen faucet 8 years ago. It has begun to leak and since it’s a washerless faucet, we can’t just replace […]

The Gift of Time

Recently 3 of my nieces turned 10, 11 and 12. They are all wonderful girls, growing into beautiful women. They also have lots of “stuff”. With the holiday season approaching, I told them I thought they had enough “stuff” and instead of a present, they were going to have the […]