March 28, 2022

Two wheels, unlimited possibilities

Want to engage in an outdoor fitness activity this spring that's fun, fast and freewheeling? Head to your nearby bike shop or go online and pick up a new or used bicycle, which can quickly burn calories and serve as a trusty form of transportation with no fuel costs or pollution involved.

Get helpful tips on how to choose the right bike for you by reading my newest CTW Features article, available here.

March 23, 2022

Knowing the right time to slash your home's price

You’ve enlisted the aid of a skilled real estate agent who’s performed a thorough comparative market analysis to determine the value of your home. You’ve listed your home at what you both believe is an accurate price, and you’ve hosted many showings, but so far, no one has made an offer. So why hasn’t your home sold?

When you list your home for sale, setting the right asking price from the start is important. But sometimes, even if you think the list price is appropriate, your home still might linger on the market. That’s when it’s time to consider a price reduction to attract a buyer. Learn more by reading my newest story for Bankrate, available here.

March 15, 2022

A podcast that makes you an offer you can't refuse

 In Cineversary podcast episode #45, host Erik Martin commemorates the 50th anniversary of perhaps the best American film of the 20th Century, The Godfatherdirected by Francis Ford Coppola, by talking with Harlan Lebo, author of The Godfather Legacy and a senior fellow at the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Annenberg. Erik and Harlan investigate why this movie still matters, ways it has stood the test of time, its cultural impact and legacy, what we can learn from the film today, and more.

Harlan Lebo

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March 8, 2022

Get proper insurance coverage on that new car before you purchase

Few events in life are as exciting as buying and driving a brand-new vehicle. But before signing on the dotted line and taking the keys from the dealer, it's important to make sure that you have the right insurance. After all, accidents can happen anywhere and anytime -- even as you are driving your new ride off the lot. It's also smart to understand recommended coverage limits for new vehicles so that you and your car are properly protected in the event of a claim.

Read my newest article on this topic, published by, available here.

March 1, 2022

Pause the plastic

Most Americans possess and increasingly rely on credit cards to pay for items on-demand. They are simple, easy, and quick to use, as evidenced by the fact that the average American household owes $6,270 in credit card debt nowadays, per Federal Reserve research. But without the right discipline, that debt can become problematic.

The experts recommend keeping debt within acceptable limits and exploring ways to manage and pay down your debt so that the financial burden does not become overwhelming. But that begs the question: How much credit card debt is too much? Learn the answer by reading my newest article for, available here.