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 …

pots

Crockpot v.s. Instant Pot: What’s The Difference

What’s better as the days turn colder than a warm meal? Stews and soups are perfect autumn and winter fare, but you need the proper tools to execute them well. You might have heard of the Instant Pot craze of the last few years, but what if you only have a Crock-Pot or slow cooker? Do you need to switch …

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Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving Day?

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins Despite our differences, Americans have a lot in common. One thing we have in common is what we eat on Thanksgiving Day. Regardless of race, religion, or gender, most of us consume turkey. This bird is so popular that 77 percent of its sales occur in November. …

gutters on a house

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How to Clean Your Gutters

You might have recently purchased your first home. Or you could be experiencing autumn in your new house for the first time. But either way, you’ve likely realized that there will come a time when you need to clean your gutters. While it’s not the most pleasant of tasks, there are many ways that you can make the process easier for yourself. …

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4 Reasons That Mystery Shopping is Awesome

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Courtney Woodruff Companies use mystery shoppers to better understand shoppers’ experiences with their product/service. For a brand like Colgate, they may want to see what their toothbrush displays look like in Walmart. While Walmart might want to see which toothpaste brand their store associates recommend.  For the shoppers themselves, …

How to Clean Upholstery (and Keep It Clean Over Time)

Cleaning upholstery is like folding a fitted sheet in that it feels like pure magic. How do people do it? Where did they learn? Cleaning upholstery is a necessary part of owning furniture. Especially if you have family members that are prone to leaving stains. Or if you have light-colored furniture that attracts stains over time.  What Kinds of Upholstery …

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5 Options to Manage Holiday Depression

This is a guest post written by one of our Bees, Stephanie Modkins Some of us experience depression during the holidays. The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) states that sixty-four percent of mental health sufferers feel more depressed during the holiday season. The causes vary, but common ones include a lack of income and social isolation. So, if you …

stocks

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Stocks

Stocks are investments in companies that grant shareholders rights to the purchaser. They help diversify your financial portfolio and build credit as an investor. But breaking into the stock market can challenging if you are unsure of how to proceed. Here are a few tips and tricks for buying into the stock market and getting your investing journey started.  What Do You …