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Pack a Healthy Zero-Waste Lunch

Zero waste means you avoid packing lunch items that you will throw away at the end of your meal. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American generates 4.9 pounds of trash…

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7 Home Renovation Budget Tips

Upgrades can help to increase your home’s value. Plus, you get to enjoy these new additions while you live there. However, everything comes at a price.…

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10 Toolbox Essentials for Homeowners

Whether you plan to hang a piece of art or tackle extensive home improvement projects, a well-stocked toolbox is essential for first-time homeowners.…

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Host a High School Graduation Party on a Budget

Graduating high school is a significant milestone deserving of a memorable celebration to recognize the achievements and accomplishments of your graduate. Consider ways to honor your graduate and host an epic event without breaking the bank.…

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How to Afford the Unexpected

While life’s moments and milestones can be exciting, others can be challenging. A personal loan can help you pay for difficult times that result in unexpected costs.…

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How to Help Kids Set Savings Goals

Kids often ask parents to purchase new toys, games or gadgets. Instead of pulling out your wallet, parents, use this as a learning opportunity.…

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Affordable Mother’s Day Gifts

Homemade and heartfelt Mother’s Day gifts often mean the most to moms. Instead of splurging with dollars, splurge with your creativity, effort and time.…

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6 Easy Backyard Upgrades

As the weather warms up, there are several ways to make your backyard summer-ready that are both inexpensive and easy to accomplish.…

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How to Budget as a Couple

Money is oftentimes a common reason why couples have disagreements, but honest communication and an agreed-upon budget can help couples thrive.…

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Create a Chore Chart for Kids

If you do the legwork to implement them, chore charts can work wonderfully for children. They showcase life skills and teamwork and help children understand how to set priorities.…

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