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Guide to BBQ Essentials

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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Surviving Winter in Chicago

Surviving Winter in Chicago

Chicago is called the Windy City for a reason, and that's painfully obvious in the winter. Tips from experienced Chicagoans for surviving the season range from putting hand warmers in your gloves and pockets to keeping kitty litter in your trunk for tire traction in the snow, and running your fan to blow rising warm air down from the ceiling. Here are a few more tricks for coming out of your Chicago winter with a sunny disposition.

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Holiday Scams to Avoid

Holiday Scams to Avoid

The holiday season is a joyous time of year filled with love and gift giving. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to get caught up in holiday scams. Holiday scams and fraud have grown in number in recent years and they can deceive even the best of us. That’s why it’s important to be extra careful when shopping for the holidays this year.

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Holiday Engagements

Holiday Engagements: Be a superstar and save!

When you know that you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, it takes a lot of planning before you pop the big question. How can you afford a ring? When is the best time to ask to get married? What can you do to make it the most special day of your significant other's life — until the wedding day, of course? Check out these smart tips to impress the partner of your dreams.

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Fall Seasonal Style Updates on a Budget

Fall Seasonal Style Updates on a Budget

To look and feel your best, you'll want to pick up a few key pieces of clothing and accessories at the start of each season. But there aren't too many women who can afford a whole new wardrobe from each designer's runway show. Fortunately, being smart with your finances is a great way to look smart in fashion. Check out some of these hot tips to update your fall outfits and fashion on a budget.

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