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Top 5 Classic Games for Family Fun Night

A good family bonding requires the presence of each family member, and spending a fun family night once in a fortnight can be an excellent way to strengthen that bond. In today's fast paced life, with our daily work obligations and social networking frenzy, the time we spend with our families has really crunched down.

Therefore, it becomes even more important to plan a family get together weekly or bi-weekly. There are many ways in which you can spend fun time with your family, a few of which I mentioned in an article HERE.

My personal favorite way to spend a great family fun night is to play games. There are certain board and card games which have been played since a very long time, and are still as fresh and interesting for enjoying time together, irrespective of what age group you belong to.
Check out an interesting infographic below that states some amazing facts about some of the popular family board games:

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Let us have a look at my top 5 favourite family games belo…

Tips to Help you Bring Romance in your Marriage

Tips to Help you Bring Romance in Marriage
Life can become a lot different after few years of marriage, particularly after having kids. It is usual for the couples to let other things take toll over their lives, while their romance takes a back stage. For keeping the marriage successful it is important to proactively work on keeping the spark up between you and your partner.

Many times, just failing to do little things can pile up the bitterness in the relationship and can lead to heartbreaking results such as a divorce. Check out an infographic below that showcases some statistics on divorce cases in the US:

In the US, around 41% of the first marriages end in divorce. The percentage goes alarmingly up with around 60% of second marriages and around 73% of third marriages ending up in divorce. The divorce rate among couples with children is 40% lower than couples without children. And out of all states, Oklahoma has the highest divorce rate of 32%.

Such alarming stati…

Things to do a Week before Home Moving

Moving to a new location can be a big decision for many, especially for those who have to move with their families. You might have looked over all the factors that can get impacted because of your move, and how you will manage to cope up with the change.
However, once you've decided to go for the move, it becomes important to plan your activities much ahead in time, so that you don't face rough situations on the day of moving.

Check out an interesting infographic below stating some of the stuffs you need to know prior to preparing your move:

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While moving your family to a long-distance location, if each of your family member packs a suitcase with their own personal essentials then it makes the job of packing quite easy, smooth and fun. Valuables like cash, jewelry, photos and important documents should be packed to travel with you and not with movers.

Listed below are a couple of important things that you can include in your checklist for things-to-do a week (or prob…

Things to consider before Relocating for a Job

Relocating to a new place along with your family, requires a lot of efforts, and brings a lot of changes in your social, professional as well as personal life.

Check out an interesting infographic below:

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Relocation may help you save a few bucks on your taxes, e.g. if you are moving over 50 miles away from your old residence, you may be eligible to get some tax deductions.

However, you need to consider a lot of things before deciding on whether to relocate or not. You can not simply agree doing it just because your employer wants you to work there or you are just frustrated with your current boss, want to quit and consider a new job. You need to seriously think over a lot of factors that might get affected if you agree to relocate for a job.

Let us have a look at some of these factors below:
1) How will relocation affect your spouse and kids?

If you are single, then choosing to relocate to a new location becomes a lot easier. However, if you are married and have kids, yo…

Tips to Easily Manage your Tools for Home Repair

Owning a house and living in it, definitely has its own merits and demerits. While you don't have to bother about your house landlord breathing down your neck for every month's rent, you certainly have certain other things to worry about while living in your own home.
Taking care of each and every inch of your home may feel like a burden initially, and if you are living in a location that faces extreme climates throughout the year, you may need to get your home repair work done more frequently.

Check below an interesting infographic about home repair trend in America

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Why is it necessary to learn Do-It-Yourself Home Repair?

Around 64% of American home owners don't have $1000 savings for home repairs. 1 in 5 home owners say they put off completing repairs on their home, and around 39% of home owners say it is hard to find a reliable repair service.

It is always good to take care of that minor leakage or that small dent in their initial phases, otherwise the proble…

Additional Costs to look for in Long Distance Home Moving

Home moving requires a great amount of planning, especially when it is a long distance moving. You need to take care of a lot of factors like the size and dimensions of your new home, all the goods to move, wrapping up all the pending tasks at your current location, time and season of the year and access to the new location etc.

Even if you have done a good amount of homework searching for the best packing and moving company that can do the job within your defined budget, there are certain costs which might come up in addition to what your packing and moving company quotes. Let us have a look at the following information below:

It is always advisable to show all your goods to your packing and moving company to get an accurate estimate of your moving expenses. In addition to this amount, there are certain other expenses you can expect to see, some of which are listed below:

1) Insurance: For long distance move (and even for short distance ones!), you might have to pa…

Military Housing Tips - Things to check before Purchasing a House off-base

While getting deployed to a particular military location, it becomes important to decide whether you'd like to buy a house or rent it. Though both the options have their share of advantages and disadvantages, it depends largely on your financial position, location of deployment and certain other preferences. Check out some interesting info below:

Let us first have a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of both Renting vs. Buying a home off-base.
Renting a home
1) A rent is generally comparatively lesser than the monthly mortgage amount for the similar house.  2) You don't have to take responsibility for house repairs or maintenance.  3) The initial deposit for renting a house is considerably lesser than the down payment needed to purchase the similar house.  4) Adding a military clause in your lease agreement can allow you to break the contract in your terms in case of further deployment.
1) You don't get to earn prof…