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Extend The Shelf Life Of Fresh Foods

Nobody wants to throw out good food nor toss out food that’s gone bad. The average American household throws away almost a third of the food it buys, but there are things you can do to make sure food stays good longer—even fresh foods such as vegetables and eggs. The first rule of keeping food...
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When To Repair Or Replace Your Car

One of the best feelings in the world is making your final car payment! Now all you are needing to pay for is gas, insurance and maintenance. But eventually, those repairs start adding up, with even routine maintenance inching up into the hundreds-of-dollars realm. Is it time to retire your ride...
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Avoid Buying These Items Used

Scoring a bargain feels fantastic! Hitting the thrift store and finding hidden gems is not only good for your wallet but the environment too. But not everything should be bought used. Mattresses top the list. With the resurgence of bed bugs, it makes taking a second-hand mattress risky. Not to...
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Is Buying A Fixer-Upper A Smart Financial Move?

A home fixer-upper is a diamond in the ruff. They're so popular that there are several TV and web shows devoted to nothing home renovations and the deal you get purchasing a handyman's special. But when you crunch the numbers, fixer-uppers are a savings goldmine as you would think. A recent survey...
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Items You Should Rent Instead Of Buy

When it comes to the space you live in, there are two clear choices: rent or buy. But did you know that you have that same choice about the things you put inside your home? Here, some things it may make more sense to rent than buy. While there are some tools every homeowner should have, like a...
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Foreclosure vs Short Sale: What You Need To Know

If you’re in the market for purchasing a home, looking into foreclosures and short sales might seem like a more affordable way into homeownership. The properties can be quite inexpensive in comparison to the traditional housing market, and if you’re a seasoned buyer, the idea of a fixer-upper might...
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A Better Way To Sell Your Furniture Ans Home Decor

Spring cleaning might involve a furnishings refresh this year. While the idea of getting new home decor can be exciting, what to do with your current decor can be stressful. While Craigslist is a platform we're all aware of, there are more refined and specialized apps that can perhaps be a better...
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Create A Home Repair Saving Account

A recent poll found that 44% of all homeowners regret buying a home. The number one reason for that regret is underestimating the hidden costs associated with buying and owning a home, including the ongoing responsibilities of maintaining it. Another survey found 44% of new homeowners incurred an...
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January Is A Great Month To Buy An Airline Ticket

Perhaps one of your bucket list items for 2019 is to travel more. The good news is right now is probably the cheapest time of the year to buy airplane tickets. According to historic flight data, the best time to book flights for domestic trips is 2-3 weeks in advance, and the best time to book...
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Stuff Is Cheaper When You Buy It Under A Different Name

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet and products are cheaper when you call it something else. You'd be amazed at products that do the same thing but because they're called something different, the price drastically changes. For instance, disposable changing pads for infants are a godsend...
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