Preparation

Philips HEARTSTART AED Defibrillator Review

By John J. Teng, P.E.

Despite the misconception that heart disease is most commonly a “man’s disease,” heart disease does not discriminate between genders, as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC0 reports that heart disease is also the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 289,758 women during 2013 which comes out to a about 1 ...

Begin Your Retirement Planning Now

Many people may wonder when is the best time to begin your retirement planning? The best time to begin is when you first consider it. Sooner is better than later. Retirement planning comprises mostly financial aspects, though you may wish to consider what lifestyle you’ll enjoy having too. This can impact how much money you ...

Caring for Elderly Parents

By John Teng

In many cultures the elderly are treated with great respect, and often will live in the family home until they pass on. Unfortunately, in our Western society, the elderly are often viewed as nuisances. For their children, it’s like having another set of children. As a result, there may be burden implications on the parents. ...

Landscape Tree Trimming with a Boom Lift

Why hire an expensive tree trimmer to care for your home’s trees when you can rent a boom lift and take care of it yourself? In my case, I have a part time gardener who helps me on the weekend. I rented the boom lift from a local construction rental yard for about $300 delivered. ...

The Value of a AAA Plus Membership

Last year I was driving our family minivan towards Malibu to attend a birthday party for one of my children’s classmates. We rushed out the door and got about 15 miles from our destination when I realize that the fuel light was on and we were driving on fumes! I tried to pull over but ...

Earthquake Survival: Tips and Tricks

One of the scariest emergencies you and your family can face is an earthquake. The intense shaking causes walls to crumple, glass to shatter, and loose objects to fly around rooms. If you are not careful and prepared you run the risk of being seriously injured or even killed. Prevention and preparation is the only ...

The Problems and Solutions of Insurance

Insurance: everyone needs it; but few people understand it. Insurance for you home, car, and other things is extremely important. Emergencies do happen and you need to be prepared. One of the ways you can be prepared is to understand insurance, the types of policies you can take out, and the problems and solutions of ...

Keeping Valuable Records Safe

You never think that you are going to be a target of a disaster. You always assume that the fire or flood will happen to a neighbor and that the earthquake or tornado will hit a different part of the country. However, disasters happen every day and often to those who least expect it. If ...

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