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Easy Ways To Reduce Energy Costs This Winter

December 2nd, 2014

While many find enjoyment in the activities made possible by winter weather - skiing, sledding and building snowmen, for example - no homeowner likes the effect that this weather has on their energy bills. Fortunately, there are many simple steps that anyone can follow to reduce their winter energy costs.Here are a few things any homeowner can do to save money on energy...

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3 Ways To Ditch Cable

December 2nd, 2014

In a tight economy, families are looking for new ways to save money. While cable TV might have been a staple of suburban life for the past few decades, more people are wondering whether they really need to pay ever-increasing fees for the hundreds of channels that they never watch.However, live TV offers certain entertainment like sports and breaking news that you can't...

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5 Dream Jobs You Can Do From Home

September 29th, 2014

Technology has enabled people to earn money doing something that they love without ever leaving the house. People may choose to work from home for various reasons, like to take care of kids, pay off student loans or supplement income from a part-time job. If you're considering working from home, think about what skills you possess and what makes you happy. Here...

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Examining the Costs: Is it Better to Buy or Rent?

September 2nd, 2014

When it comes time to move out of your childhood home, the first major decision is - where you're going to live. Several factors play into the decision. Is it affordable? Am I just throwing money away? Who will maintain and repair the property? Navigating so many questions may seem overwhelming at times, but with the proper guidance and research, you can learn how to...

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Which School Supplies Does Your Child Not Likely Need?

August 22nd, 2014

Have your children been coming home from school lately begging for more supplies for the new year? School supplies can be very expensive, and while you may think you know all of the things your kids need for school, there are actually some items that you can probably skip out on and save yourself some cash without risking your child's education. Here are a list of some of...

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How To Use Social Media For Your Job Search

August 5th, 2014

The use of social media is often seen as an unproductive, time-wasting activity, but it can be just the opposite if you know how to make it an effective resource for your job search. LinkedIn has become a powerful tool for job seekers and human resources departments alike, providing a convenient platform for online networking, but Facebook and Twitter can also be used to job...

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Top Fun Things To Do With Your Family

July 30th, 2014

With summer hitting its peak and July melting away into August, you may be on the lookout for fun things to do with your family. Rather than splurge and possibly break the bank on an expensive vacation, here are some affordable activities that should get the smiles rolling in.Start a garden Not only can this be a relaxing way to spend time together, planting a garden can...

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Planning Ahead - Preparing for the Transition into Retirement

July 15th, 2014

No matter when you're planning to retire, it's never too early to start thinking ahead so you can live comfortably in your later years. Here are a few tips for being fiscally and mentally prepared to leave the workforce.Save now for later The only way to live independently without a job is to have the finances to sustain yourself. Start a retirement fund - if you...

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Finding brand names for less

June 30th, 2014

Sometimes, part of fashion is the name on the tag. Brand names can be an indicator of quality as well as a testament that you have a distinguished style. Unfortunately, your desire for brand name clothing isn't always proportional to your bank account. Here are a few helpful tips for scoring brand name clothes that won't deflate your wallet.Internet You can find...

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What's the Big Deal with Bitcoin?

May 16th, 2014

You've probably heard it being talked about among your friends or seen dozens of headlines about it, but at the end of day, what do you truly know about Bitcoin? The "newly-minted" currency has had the Web abuzz following its initial debut some years ago and its troubles during February 2014.But what's the deal with this revolutionary form of payment and why...

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