valentine's day

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8 Great DIY Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day might look a bit different this year. And if you’re looking for unique gift ideas or meaningful crafts you can give your partner, look no further.   The perfect Valentine doesn’t have to be expensive or take a long time to craft. If it comes from a place of love and lets your partner or significant other know that the time …

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5 Ways to save Money While Living in a City

Big cities like New York and Chicago are incredible, vibrant places to live. Rent might be higher, but in exchange, you have access to art, culture, music, food, and more.   The cost of rent and other small expenses from living in a big city can rack up fast. So planning and finding small ways to save money can help make big city living …

Moving Boxes

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5 Ways to Save Money on Moving Costs

Moving costs can sometimes prevent people from living somewhere they’ve always wanted to. Especially when the move is cross-country, or you don’t have a vehicle that can carry your things.  Are you looking to save a bit of cash on hauling your stuff, or avoid paying overtime fees for getting your stuff around sharp corners? If so, here a few …

baby

A Beginner’s Guide to Baby-Proofing Your House

Gearing up to have a new family member enter the household is a huge responsibility, with many moving pieces. The safety of your house or apartment might seem obvious to you. But there are plenty of nooks and crannies a new baby could get into that you might not have thought of. Check out our tips for baby proofing your …

Christmas Foods

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Christmas Foods From Around the World

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins In America, food is a big part of Christmas. During this holiday, celebrators kick their cooking skills up a notch by producing special dishes. They are ones full of fat, sugar, and spices.  We can’t wait to eat grandma’s delicious red velvet cake or glazed ham. This …

groceries

How to Save Money on Groceries

Going to the grocery store is one of life’s little pleasures. Wandering the aisles, or browsing for the things you want can be joyful. But grocery visits can also get expensive. From coupons to cash-back, here are a few simple ways you can start saving money on your grocery shopping trips.  Start a Budget If you’re not already budgeting, keeping …

pets, cats

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6 Ways to Save Money on Pet Expenses

Pets are one of those sleeper expenses that never cross your mind. That is until you’re confronted with a large bill you didn’t expect. The costs of owning a pet–from food buying to surprise injuries–can create a bit of a financial burden if you’re not prepared. In this blog, we list a few ways to save money on pet expenses.  …

Winter

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5 Budget-Friendly Winter Activities

As winter gets closer opportunities for outdoor activities get fewer and further between. This makes it important to have a list of options on hand for when you have some winter weekends to burn through.   Luckily, winter offers chances for cheap, family friendly activities and stay at home date nights. Break out the candles, put the water on for hot chocolate, and get …