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How to Start a Routine in the New Year

  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

A new year, a new you — it's something you say every January, right? But how often do you actually stick to those New Year resolutions? The truth is that making a big change means switching up your routine so that you set yourself up for success. Get out of your rut and start making improvements with these tips.

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How to “Treat Yourself” Right

  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

Let's face it — life has a way of getting to be just a bit too much sometimes. You're busy running around, working, and making sure everyone else in your life is happy, and in the meantime, you're neglecting your own needs and feeling completely stressed out. Or maybe you fall into a rut of the same old thing, day in and day out, and you need a little pick-me-up.

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Fees That Come With Buying a Car

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

Let's say you've taken a test drive of a new car you love. It's just within your price range, and you're ready to take it home. But when it's time to sign on the dotted line, you find that the price is much higher than you expected. Unfortunately, the sticker on the windshield wasn't the final price. Here's a breakdown of some of the most common fees that come with buying a car.

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Money-Saving Wedding DIYs

  • "Save Money"
  • Educational

The average cost of a wedding in the United States in 2017 was over $33,000, according to Business Insider. If that seems like an insurmountable mountain of cash, don't abandon the dream of your fairy-tale wedding just yet. It's possible to save enough money to have your special day sooner than you think, thanks to these five ideas for a cost-effective wedding that looks anything but cheap.

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Common Storm Damage that Could Affect Your House

  • "Home and Auto Repairs"
  • Educational

Wind, rain, hail — storms are no joke. Wild weather can wreak havoc on your plans and your home. Even worse, when left untreated, many of these issues can lead to water damage and other costly problems. To help you be better prepared, we've rounded up some of the most common storm-related issues that could affect your home.

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Funding Their Wedding Day

  • "Save Money"
  • Educational

Your child is in love and ready to make a commitment — congratulations! It's a big step, and it's also normal if you're a little confused about who pays for what on the big day. You're not alone. The wedding budget can be a source of stress and puzzlement for everyone involved. While some couples pay for their weddings on their own, many rely on their families to help make their dream day a reality. Everyone divvies expenses up the way that works best for them, especially in this modern age filled with innovative ideas. That said, here's a breakdown of the traditional wedding day funding to let you know what you might expect to pay.

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Moving Soon? Here's Your Checklist

  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

Moving to a new house or apartment has the potential to be stressful. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to minimize the angst associated with your move. If you get a head start on these tasks, it's easier to focus on the excitement of a fresh start in a new place. 

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Funding Your Wedding Fun

  • "Save Money"
  • Educational

Congratulations on planning a wedding! There's a ton of fun ahead. But first, it's time to create a wedding budget. Unless you've done a little research, you might be in for a surprise because weddings are more expensive than you think, especially when you factor in unexpected costs like these.

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Guide to BBQ Essentials

  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Educational

Beautiful weather and grilling go hand in hand. Having a BBQ is perfect for everything from entertaining friends and family to making a quick dinner on a regular summer weeknight. But if you're new to grilling, BBQ essentials can seem like a bit of a puzzle. We'll help you decode the puzzle with these basic tips and tricks to get you started.

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Gifts to Buy For the Graduate

  • Graduation
  • Educational

Graduating from college is a huge milestone and one that's worth celebrating. If you're invited to a college graduation party, it's a great idea to bring the new grad a helpful gift that they can use as they start the next phase of adulthood. Use this guide to choose a great gift for the graduate in your life.

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