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Three Reasons to Rent vs. Buy

Three Reasons to Rent vs. Buy

Moving to a new place can be stressful, whether you are on your first, fifth, or tenth move. Most adults will move a few times in their life—an average of about nine times during adulthood, according to the United States Census Bureau. Adding to that stress is the...

Local Bagel Shops that Need Your Love

Local Bagel Shops that Need Your Love

When was the last time you ate a bagel from one of your local bagel shops? Soft and chewy on the inside, with a thick skin on the outside? Luckily for you, local bagel shops in and near Costa Mesa serve up the perfect bagel bite. Whether you like them savory or sweet,...

Does Paying Rent Build Credit? It Does If You’re Paying Rent Online

Does Paying Rent Build Credit? It Does If You’re Paying Rent Online

Are you looking for a way to improve your credit score? It's easy if you're paying rent online. In a 2017 study, TransUnion found that renters who report their rent payments to credit bureaus were able to increase their credit scores by 16 points on average in six...

Three Things to Avoid at the Beach

Three Things to Avoid at the Beach

Going to the beach is one of the best parts of summer, especially when you live in Costa Mesa. Some of the best beaches in the state are just a short drive away, including Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. Heading to the beach for some relaxing sunbathing, swimming,...

Don’t Miss our Virtual Beach Cleanup This July 25!

Don’t Miss our Virtual Beach Cleanup This July 25!

Over the last 30 years, the Ocean Conservancy’s beach cleanups have attracted thousands of volunteers and have collected over 300 million pounds of trash. That’s a powerful impact. Similarly, on July 25, we’re conducting a cleanup event across the state of California....

Staying Optimistic During Crazy Times

Staying Optimistic During Crazy Times

Staying optimistic can be a challenge even on normal days, but when you turn on the news and everything looks bad, it can be hard even for optimists to have a positive outlook. That means we have to work a little harder to focus on the good things. Here are three ways...

3 Hacks to Reach Your Daily Water-Intake Goal

3 Hacks to Reach Your Daily Water-Intake Goal

We hear it all the time: drink more water. But just like exercise, it’s common for people to find themselves lacking. Dehydration can cause awful things to happen inside your body, and sometimes you can be dehydrated and not even know it. Don’t let it happen to you....

Four Foods That Help Keep Your Skin Healthy

Four Foods That Help Keep Your Skin Healthy

Besides buying a cream or lotion to apply before bed, how much thought do you give to your skincare? Considering that it’s your largest organ, your skin needs all the help it can get to stay healthy and looking good. And that help doesn’t just come in a tube; it comes...

Did You Know These Facts About Memorial Day?

Did You Know These Facts About Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is going to look a little different this year. We may not be able to hold picnics, barbecues, and fun social gatherings, but the most important elements of Memorial Day are still here. With traditional social activities limited, it’s the perfect time to...

How Volunteering Helps You Develop New Skills

How Volunteering Helps You Develop New Skills

Are you finding yourself reflecting on your life a lot more than usual? With everything going on these days, you may be ready to take your life in a new, improved direction. Maybe this is the perfect opportunity to build new skills and learn how to be more resilient...