Lifestyle

How to Prepare Your Finances for Home Ownership

December 17, 2014
Prepare your finances for home ownership

If home ownership is on your list of goals for the near future, there’s a lot of red tape you’ll have to go through to make your dream a reality. But if you’re prepared for the journey that awaits, the transition from a renter to a homeowner can be a near-seamless one. Here are a […]

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How to Repurpose Your Old Drapes

November 17, 2014
How to Repurpose Drapes

If you have little kids, you know that you can never have enough crafting materials on hand for fun and creative projects. And if you’re on a tight budget, you probably think twice before buying all the new, trendy crafting supplies. But timing could be on your side if it’s time to replace those old […]

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Budget Holiday Road Trip: Save on Gas With These Tips

October 20, 2014
Budget Holiday Road Trip

With the holidays right around the corner, travel planning is in full swing. Since volatile airline ticket pricing has made plane tickets for your family of five to visit Grandma way out of your budget, you’ve decided to hit the road and make the big drive instead. Spending more on gifts from Santa instead of […]

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How to Save Money When Working With Contractors

September 9, 2014
Contractor

Homeowners are faced with an ongoing list of maintenance and repairs, and many require professional service contractors. Adding a room onto your house, remodeling a kitchen or repairing a roof require some specialized skills and often become expensive. Fortunately, there are several things homeowners can do to save money when working with contractors. DIY or […]

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Understanding What’s Covered by Your Auto Insurance Policy

August 19, 2014
Auto Insurance Policy

Consumers should be aware that auto insurance doesn’t always cover everything in a damaged vehicle. For example, policies might only pay up to a maximum amount for any mechanical and body work for a car. Windshield replacements and mirrors might not be covered by standard automobile insurance. Repairs for mechanical breakdowns are also not covered. […]

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7 Low Cost Summer Activities for Teens

August 13, 2014
Summer Activities for Teens

Summer is almost over, but there is still time to get out and have fun. With BBQ’s, camping, vacations, and other activities filling up your schedule, it may seem hard to keep that balance of having fun and warding off overspending. If you find yourself feeling a little guilty about all the money being spent during […]

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How Much Life Insurance Do New Parents Need?

August 8, 2014
Life Insurance Parents

Being a new parent brings with it a lot of joy, but also increased responsibility. It forces you to ask questions like, “What would happen to my child if I wasn’t around anymore?” Although this isn’t a fun question to think about, it’s an incredibly important one. Life insurance is most people’s best solution for […]

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