Category: Featured

Featured

11 easy ways to fly for free

Written by:

We just got back from a week-long trip to Florida with my family. The destination was Treasure Island, Florida as it was my grandpa’s favorite place …

Featured

This is the only meatloaf recipe you need this fall

Written by:

Does your family enjoy a regular taco night as part of your meal rotation? Whether you celebrate a weekly Taco Tuesday or any night of the week, it …

FeaturedLifestyleTravel

Is this America’s scariest motel?

Written by:

If you’ve ever wanted to never sleep again, have we got the place for you! The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada, is open for visitors looking for …

FeaturedFood & Drink

Tasty, bite-size appetizers you can make in a muffin tin

Written by:

The mark of a good party appetizer is the ease with which you can eat it one-handed as you mingle. After all, your other hand is …

Featured

Your brain needs to do this for you to lose weight

Written by:

Gary Foster, PhD., joined Quick and Dirty Tips for a Q&A about the research in his book The Shift: 7 Powerful Mindset Changes for Lasting Weight Loss. …

Featured

10 celebrities talk about how they cope with their sleep problems

Written by:

It doesn’t matter how luxurious and comfy your bedroom is—no one is protected from the challenges of getting a good night’s sleep. That holds true for even the …

Featured

How many of these obscure movie facts do you know?

Written by:

There’s a certain breed of movie fan who sees two hours of cinema as much more than just a distraction that happens to come with popcorn. …

Featured

What questions should you ask when refinancing a car loan?

Written by:

Refinancing your car is a big decision. You stand to gain significant advantages if you can refinance to a better loan that lowers your interest rate and/or …

Featured

What to eat before, during & after your workout

Written by:

Food is the fuel that allows you to perform during workouts and recover from them afterwards. Get-Fit Guy, Dr. Jonathan Su, provides simple and straightforward advice …

Featured

Air fryer bacon: Your guide to no-muss, no-fuss meat candy

Written by:

If you have wondered how to cook bacon in an air fryer, let us solve that particular mystery for you. Not only is it quick and …

Featured

The effects of lifestyle creep & ways to manage it

Written by:

You’ve heard about economic inflation — it’s why gas that used to cost $1 per gallon can now be up to five times that amount. But …

Featured

How to pull down a good paycheck without a college degree

Written by:

Most everyone will agree that doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc. are careers with high income skills. But all of these require at least four years of college, …

Featured

Don’t have an emergency fund? Here’s how to start saving now

Written by:

Everyone knows that it’s a good idea to have an emergency fund, right? And it makes sense. Life is full of unexpected surprises, and having some …

EntertainmentFeatured

How many of these obscure movie facts do you know?

Written by:

There’s a certain breed of movie fan who sees two hours of cinema as much more than just a distraction that happens to come with popcorn. …

Featured

Are you a Disney Dole Whip fan? Here’s how to make your own

Written by:

When my husband and I went to Honolulu, Hawaii, for our honeymoon, we stopped at the famous Dole Plantation to soak up the history and, of …

FeaturedHealth & FitnessLifestyle

The benefits of sleeping with a humidifier — especially in winter

Written by:

  Staying warm in the winter comes at a cost—and we don’t mean just your heating bill. Dry skin, itchy eyes, scratchy throats, cracked lips, and nosebleeds are just …

Featured

Boomers dealing with debt collectors need to read this

Written by:

From 2000 to 2004, Steve Abraham spent his life savings caring for his dying brother. When Abraham’s brother got sick in 2000, he left his job to …

FeaturedTravel

The ultimate guide to finding great vacation deals

Written by:

Vacations can be expensive. You’re paying not only for flights but also somewhere to stay and activities to do while you’re there. Maintaining a travel budget can be …

FeaturedFood & Drink

Homemade pizza’s a snap with these recipes

Written by:

I wanted to put together a series of meal prep pizzas made with pita bread that could be prepped for the freezer in minutes. Both kids …

Featured

These paint colors can help you sell (or rent) your home. No, really!

Written by:

On the TV show 30 Rock, Liz Lemon had many imaginary arguments over the years, but perhaps none were more relatable than the one where she …

Featured

15 solid alternatives to Airbnb

Written by:

Traveling and exploring places has been every individual’s desire to express both happiness and sadness. In this modern world, the growth of technology has brought the …

Featured

These celebrities make millions … selling merch

Written by:

While tour merchandise such as gig t-shirts and pins gained popularity as a form of self-expression in the 1960s, today you can find everything from scented candles …

Featured

The best cities to start a small business right now

Written by:

Editorial Note: The content of this article is based on the author’s opinions and recommendations alone. It may not have been previewed, commissioned or otherwise endorsed …

Featured

House hacking: How to start investing in real estate

Written by:

For many wanting to buy a house, raising the down payment and covering the closing costs can be barriers to entry. While investing in a single-family …

Featured

How to make your inflatable holiday decorations last longer

Written by:

Inflatable decorations for your yard or porch can be an affordable way to go big for any holiday. Not only are they economical, but they are …

Featured

Grocery hacks that can save you a ton of money

Written by:

I love convenience as much as the next person, but I love saving money even more. Many pantry staples can be made easily at home at …

Featured

These are America’s most kid-friendly cities

Written by:

Editorial Note: The content of this article is based on the author’s opinions and recommendations alone. It may not have been previewed, commissioned or otherwise endorsed …

Featured

Best & worst cities for American renters

Written by:

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of Americans’ social and financial lives. Initial shelter-in-place mandates reduced mobility and resulted in enormous job loss that continues …

Featured

Simple tips to sneak more veggies into your diet

Written by:

The health benefits of veggies are well-known. They’re low in calories and filling, while also providing tons of vitamins and minerals. However, getting your recommended daily …

Featured

12 restaurants that will give you free food. Really

Written by:

When you think of rewards credit cards, you most likely think of airplanes and hotels. But many rewards can be found across the country at places near you in …

Featured

A beginner’s guide to small business bookkeeping in Canada

Written by:

Accurate, up-to-date bookkeeping is the backbone of any successful small business. No matter what type of business you operate, an understanding of bookkeeping best practices is …

Featured

How to buy a house without a realtor

Written by:

Most people you know who have bought a home have probably done so with the help of a Realtor or real estate agent. Realtors, by the …

Featured

Can you get a student loan with no credit history?

Written by:

For many loans, including mortgages and credit cards, you at least need a credit history to prove to the lender that you are a reliable borrower. …

Featured

Yes, you can visit this real-life fairytale town

Written by:

Giethoorn is a quaint village that’s described as the Venice of the Netherlands combined with the lush shire of the Lord of The Rings. Mix in luxurious …

Featured

The best Dutch oven recipes to try this fall

Written by:

As trees gently release their leaves and pumpkins begin to sprout on your neighbors’ porches as if by magic, it can only mean one thing: It’s …

Featured

Tricky treats: 15 healthy halloween goodies

Written by:

These spooktacular clean eating Halloween treats are a great way to celebrate Halloween without all that junk! I know, I know. The bowls of candy are …

FeaturedMoney

Inflation & hiring challenges force small businesses to react

Written by:

Small Business Insights: Inflation and hiring challenges force small businesses to react Our latest Small Business Insights report looks at the big issues facing U.S. small …

FeaturedMoney

Income-contingent repayment plan explained

Written by:

Income-contingent payment (ICR) plans are one kind and can help make federal student loan payments more affordable. The income-contingent repayment plan allows you to extend your …

FeaturedMoney

Can you apply for an EIDL loan twice?

Written by:

Editor’s Note: At Lantern, we strive to help you make financial decisions with confidence. To do this, we occasionally feature content that includes information about our partners …

FeaturedTravel

The ultimate guide to traveling solo

Written by:

Solo travel is a great way to learn about the world, discover who you are, and push your comfort zone boundaries. However, solo travel can get intimidating (there’s so …

FeaturedHealth & Fitness

What are adaptogens & can they help you sleep better?

Written by:

In the world of health, there always seems to be something new just around the corner that everyone wants to try. While some of these trends …

EntertainmentFeatured

13 funny money lessons from classic horror franchises

Written by:

We’ve investigated hundreds of movies, TV shows and video games for cases where insurance would have helped our heroes protect against survival situations. Unfortunately, most of …

FeaturedMoney

Investing myths you shouldn’t fall for

Written by:

 Yet they persist, largely because too many people consider money a “taboo” subject and avoid talking about it. Many of us also never question these assumptions, …

FeaturedTravel

Love to ski? Here’s where you can hit the slopes the soonest

Written by:

Are you dreaming of your first run down the mountain? Well, get your skis or snowboard out because you don’t have to wait as long as …

FeaturedTravel

10 things you should know about the real Hobbit village

Written by:

At the beginning of August, Amazon Prime released a first look at their much-anticipated Lord of the Rings series set to release September 2022, and suddenly fans …

EntertainmentFeatured

Is this Gen X’s favorite film maker?

Written by:

Wes Anderson might just be one of the most well-known and creative directors of all time. From a creative standpoint, there is absolutely no one quite …

FeaturedFood & Drink

Crisp cider cocktails perfect for Autumn sipping

Written by:

Is it really fall if you don’t have apple cider? Sure, you can put on your favorite sweater, watch the leaves change and carve some pumpkins, but unless you have …

FeaturedMoney

Buying a house? Here are 20 ways to save

Written by:

Your home is likely the most expensive thing you’ll ever purchase and you’ll spend years paying it off. You’ll want to make sure to find a …

FeaturedMoney

Understanding student loan requirements

Written by:

Whether you apply for federal or private loans, there are several student loan requirements you’ll need to meet. Those requirements can vary depending on what type …

FeaturedMoney

Solar panel financing in 4 ways

Written by:

Installing solar panels in your home can be one way to do your part for the planet, but the cost to purchase and have them installed …